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Photo courtesy of AHA. From left to right: Gary Glass, Director of American Homebrewers Association; Senator John Hohrn; Craig Hendry, President of Raise Your Pints

Photo courtesy of AHA. From left to right: Gary Glass, Director of American Homebrewers Association; Senator John Hohrn; Craig Hendry, President of Raise Your Pints

One of the last holdouts, Mississippi has now come onboard as the 49th state where individuals can legally brew beer for their own consumption, according to the American Homebrewers Association (AHA). While homebrewing is federally legal the 21st Amendment left the regulation of alcohol primarily to each individual state where changes to laws leftover from Prohibition have been made at varying rates. Alabama, Mississippi’s neighbor to the east, is the remaining holdout.

The bill to legalize homebrewing was introduced to the Senate by Senator John Horhn and passed in early February, continuing on to the State House of Representatives for a vote in March and subsequently being signed into law by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. In addition to the work of the legislators, there was a great deal of work done by the non-profit grassroots organization Raise Your Pints, which was previously successful in raising the Alcohol By Volume (ABV) limit to 10%.

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