Monday, April 9, 2012

Beer, beer, glorious beer.....

Governor signed the bill. We can finally get some decent beer in this state. Come July 1, you will be able to buy 8% beer in Mississippi. Time for me to contact the Spaten Optimator rep.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet ol' Feel likes to knock back a cold one or two every now and then. He looks like a Bud kind of guy.

Fat Harry said...

Wrong, he is a Chardonnay drinker. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

I rather MS would emulate LA and allow all alcohol sales at retail stores ( Kroger, Walmart, etc.). By the way Jackson Jambalaya what ever happened to the ideal that MS would lower the food sales tax?

Anonymous said...

You should know that the bill actually raised the Alcohol by WEIGHT (ABW) to 8%. 99% of beer is measured in alcohol by VOLUME (ABV). Bottom line is that 8% ABW = 10% ABV. We will now be able to buy almost everything except barleywines in Mississippi. Most craft beers are $8-12 a sixer. The sales tax alone on beer sales will help our state budget as well as the local economy. Good job, gov. And you didn't even have to issue a pardon to get it done.

shadowfax said...

Maybe Kingfish can stop posting anonymously now about designer beers.if I touch the stuff at all, I'll have a Bud Light and buy a bottle of whiskey at Christmas, just the cheap stuff. The penny loafer crowd should be happy now.

Anderson said...

Ah, much about the quality of your commenting is now revealed, Shadowfax. GIGO!

;)

Anonymous said...

I guess this means there'll be more Old Milwaukee for me. I've also rediscovered my love for Busch since they broke out the vintage looking cans. In fact I think I'll head for the mountains this evening.

noel said...

ooooh, come to papa

http://www.chimay.com/en/chimay-rouge.html?IDD=129&IDC=287

Shadowfax said...

I never understood the desire to have the unattainable. Now that cool beer is on the veritable horizon, maybe the 'raise your pints' crowd will move on to other protests, like outlawing drug and alcohol tests and prohibiting road blocks or requiring pubs to sterilize all those personalized mugs on the wall. But, hey, if this improves the tax base, it's all good.

Anonymous said...

The most (perhaps only ) useful legislation of the session.

Anonymous said...

you mean 10% don't you KF? check your source....just saying...

Anonymous said...

Glad to see this pass even though it won't affect me. Not much of a beer drinker.

I do wish they would allow out-of-state wine shipments though. When my brother lived in Texas I ordered through wine.com and had it shipped to his place of business. He would bring it back with him when he came to visit. Mississippi lost out on quite a bit of liquor tax during those six years.

I don't understand why everything has to go through the ABC warehouse. In today's internet age it is very easy for the seller to collect the tax and remit it to the state. The UPS guy always had to see ID before he left the package, so underage ordering wasn't a problem.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations RYP !
It took hiring a professional lobbyist, but ya'll got it done.

Anonymous said...

It's all about money 7:37.

Specifically, Mississippi tax revenue.

BTW, all this talk about beer has brought
back fond memories of the best cold draft
in a gallon milk jug that one could find on Lakeland Drive.

Damn I miss the Old Beer Barn Drive Through.

Anonymous said...

And damn fine lobbyists at that. Those guys are heroes.

Anonymous said...

Steel Reserve 8.1%!

Anonymous said...

think of all the new members of the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous this bill will generate.

Anonymous said...

6:07 am the alcohol percentage increase in beer won't give anyone an addictive personality or a genetic predisposition to alcoholism .

This is like "guns don't kill people, people kill people". It's not the alcohol,it's how it's used.

Anderson said...

Oh right, 6:07, because the availability of Budweiser, wine, and whiskey made it pretty difficult to become an alcoholic ... but now that overpriced "craft beers" will be available, many who never had alcohol trouble before will succumb to the demon ales!

As Bugs Bunny put it, wotta maroon.

If you have trouble holding your own liquor, I respect your awareness of your limits, but kindly don't project them onto everyone else.

Kingfish said...

Now I can tell this story. Remember last year when I posted about the contributions made by AB, the lobbyists hired, and where the money went? Started off a round of coverage back and forth between JJ, MBJ, and the CL for a couple of weeks. Bud freaked out and sent their government relations person who covers 15 states down here to speak to the RYP crowd on very short notice at the time those stories were published. I mean they moved real quick. They had a dinner at Hal and Mals and the AB guy was emphatic about not opposing craft beer. Were freaked out a little. Was pretty funny actually. Was told my website was mentioned quite a bit in the conversation.

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