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Legal Homebrewing across America & Burmese brewers

Homebrewing legalized in Alabama & Mississippi

State of Alabama with flag
State of Alabama with flag

Until a few days ago Homebrewing was legal in 48 out of the 50 States within the USA. On March 19 the State of Mississippi passed a Homebrew bill that will come into effect on July 1, 2013. Meanwhile another attempt at passing a similar bill was being considered by the State of Alabama legislator and on May 9, 2013 it finally passed and went into immediate effect which makes Alabama the 49th State to legally allow Homebrewing and Mississippi the last State within the Union.

A lot of credit has to go home brewing advocates within both States such as Right To Brew (AL), State Representatives such as Mac McCutcheon (AL) who introduced and fought for the bill, and the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) who have worked closely with the relevant parties to help dispel myths and support changes in the laws.

Homebrewing was made illegal with the onset of Prohibition in 1920 and remained the case until February 1, 1979 when Bill H.R. 1337 came into effect after being signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. Now home brewers in all 50 States can now enjoy the satisfaction of a hobby which results in our favorite type of alcoholic beverage as well as being able to compete in competitions though there are still battles to be won concerning limitations in some States that exist concerning the transporting of home brew outside of the home or State in order to compete so the AHA still has many causes to foster…

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International Breweries helping Myanmar brew

Heineken bottles on the beach
Heineken setting up $60m brewery in Myanmar

Heineken will join Carlsberg and other international brewing giants have been given the green light to take advantage of incentives from the Myanmar (formerly Burma) government to setup facilities within the country. This follows recent improvements in relations between Myanmar and western governments.

Heineken NV (based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands) will participate in a joint venture with Alliance Brewery Company Ltd (Myanmar) though its regional subdivision. The venture will setup a new $60 brewery which will create 400+ jobs. Permission was given by the Myanmar Investment Commission to manufacture and distribute Heineken beer within the country.

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