Tag Archives: Mississippi

• 11 States Where You Can Legally Drink In Your Car

11 States Where You Can Legally Drink In Your Car

With drunken driving responsible for 10,322 deaths in 2012, we’d never encourage the act of drinking and getting behind the wheel. But if you must drink in your car, then you should venture over to one of the 11 states where you won’t be subject to so-called “open container laws” banning open alcoholic beverages in […]

• Wahoo! Homebrewing is Now Legal Across America

Wahoo! Homebrewing is Now Legal Across America

Today is July 1st, and besides being the first day of a short work week we’re all riding out to get to the fireworks, barbecue and beer, it also marks a significant milestone for homebrewers. Today, a law legalizing homebrewing goes into effect in Mississippi, which was the last bastion of backwards brewing bans.  That […]

• Tasting At Distilleries May Soon Be Reality In California

Tasting At Distilleries May Soon Be Reality In California

What does California have in common with Nevada, Alaska and Mississippi? If you’re stumped, don’t worry, because there may actually only be one thing: A prohibition against distilleries selling tastes and bottles of their product at the actual distillery. Yep, it’s true. When it comes to certain liquor laws, California is about as progressive as […]

• Kentucky distilleries rapidly expand amid bourbon boom

Kentucky distilleries rapidly expand amid bourbon boom

At the new Wild Turkey bourbon distillery in central Kentucky, the grainy smell of fermenting corn wafts from giant tubs as workers add a touch of grain or tweak the temperature, just as they had for decades at the now-mothballed plant nearby. The difference? They can make more than twice as much bourbon at the […]

• Quirky laws let microbreweries also sell booze & other anomalies

Quirky laws let microbreweries also sell booze & other anomalies

The United States of America are anything but when it comes to laws regulating sales of alcohol. We expect peculiar restrictions in states like Utah or Mississippi, but California has some weird laws, too, many vestiges of Prohibition that ended almost 80 years ago. Most are nuisances, but a few do benefit some groups. One […]