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Mississippi craft beer attorney Matthew McLaughlin fighting the good fight

January 25, 2016

“Hoping to update state laws governing the sale of alcohol, the Mississippi Brewers Guild is in the final stages of drafting a retail sales bill that, if passed, would greenlight direct-to-consumer sales for small brewers.

Though unfinished, the proposed piece of legislation, which doesn’t yet have a sponsor, seeks to ‘create awareness and provide opportunities; for the small set of Mississippi craft brewers who produce less than one percent of all the beer sold in-state.

The bill, which the group hopes will be introduced next month, will include language that enables small brewers to sell beer directly to customers, for both on and off-premise consumption, said Matthew McLaughlin, general counsel to the Mississippi Brewer’s Guild and one of the individuals drafting the legislation.” – Brewbound

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