Road to First Oxford Beer Festival

  • The 21st Amendment is ratified national prohibition is repealed

  • Mississippi ends statewide prohibiton, it is the last state to do so.

  • JImmy Carter signs bill H.R. 1337 into law, which legalizes homebrewing nationally but allows states to pass their own laws limiting production.

  • Lazy Magnolia becomes the first brewery in Mississippi

  • Raise Your Pints organization is formed

  • Mississippi hosts it's first beer festival Top of the Hops in Jackson.

  • Phil Bryant is elected Governor of Mississippi

  • Senate Bill 2878 (ABW) is signed into law

    Beer; increase the amount of alcohol that it may contain from 5% by weight to 8% by weight.
  • Senate Bill 218 is signed into law

    Beer; authorize the making of homemade beer for personal, family, domestic or household uses.
  • Oxford holds its first craft beer festival