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| The trucks will be loaded up to run the strong beer across the border into Mississippi at midnight Sunday. |
Another Smokey and the Bandit sequel?
No, it's the start date of a new law that allows higher-alcohol beer to be made and sold in the Magnolia State. It's shaping up to be a holiday for the beer lovers who pushed the new law through the Legislature earlier this year, erasing Mississippi's status as the only state that limited beer to 5 percent alcohol by weight.
The law allows beer with 8 percent alcohol by weight, or 10 percent by volume, to be sold in Mississippi. The move came after three years of lobbying by beer lovers and beer wholesalers.
The higher-alcohol beer can't enter the state until midnight Sunday, but brewers including Louisiana's Abita Brewing Co., Tennessee's Yazoo Brewing Co. and Mississippi's Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. plan to send trucks to wholesalers Sunday morning. The wholesalers have promised to deliver kegs and bottles to select bars and stores that day for celebrations.
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