Mississippi Legalizes Homebrewing

Forty-nine down and one to go.

The American Homebrewers Association, or AHA, recently announced that Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed a bill to legalize homebrewing throughout the state. A senate version of the bill passed in early February, and it was voted on by the house of representatives, according to a release from the AHA.

“From our founding fathers to our current President, this country has a long and storied tradition of homebrewing,” Gary Glass, AHA director, said in the release. “We appreciate the support of all of the homebrewers, the dedicated grassroots efforts of Raise Your Pints and the legislators who have worked so diligently to make homebrewing a reality in Mississippi.”

With the bill’s passing, Alabama is the only state that doesn’t allow homebrewing.

The AHA estimates that more than 1 million Americans brew beer or make wine at home at least once a year. The release says that Mississippi is home to approximately 2,200 homebrewers.

  • Jack

    Beautiful that 2,200 homebrewers are active in a state that legalized the practice today. Fast work!

    • http://twitter.com/CS_Brewing CS Brewing

      As a homebrewing Mississippian I would like to add: “Oh, it wasn’t legal?” [winks and whistles innocently]