What do you need to know when trying new beers?
The State of Mississippi has a growing craft beer scene. From smaller brewpubs that only provide beer on-site to full-fledged breweries that produce beer for sale elsewhere, the state has no shortage of craft beer choices.
With that in mind, we attempt to "pour" through all of the options and provide our very own tour of Mississippi beer. Enjoy responsibly!
* Breweries listed in order of date opened, from oldest to newest.
Lazy Magnolia Brewery
7030 Roscoe-Turner Rd.
Kiln, MS 39556
Founded in 2003, Lazy Magnolia is the first name that comes to mind for most people when thinking about Mississippi breweries. Known for their Southern Pecan, Timber Beast, and others, they distribute a wealth of drinking options that they also offer in their tap room, “The Porch.” Tap room hours Mon. – Wed. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thu. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tours are also available Thu. – Fri. from 4-6 p.m. and most of the day Sat.
301 Mobile St.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Southern Prohibition has been around since 2010, and like Lazy Magnolia consequently has a wider net of distribution. They have five year-round offerings and several seasonals and special releases. They also have a tap room; hours are Thu. & Fri. 5-10 p.m. and Sat. 12-10 p.m.
13247 D Seaway Rd.
Gulfport, MS 39503
Mississippi Brewing is a bit smaller and younger (est. 2013), but they still have several established brews right now in Courage Pale Ale, Red Headed Step Child and others. No tours available as they currently brew their beer at Biloxi Brewing.
Yalobusha Brewing Co.
102 Main St.
Water Valley, MS 38965
Since 2013, Yalobusha has brewed flagships and seasonals, with their current lineup including four year-round beers and several more seasonals. Other attractions include an onsite arcade and coffee house, visiting food trucks and regular events. Hours: Mon. – Fri. 4-11 p.m. & Sat. 12-11 p.m.
Lucky Town Brewery
1710 North Mill St
Jackson, MS 39202
Brewing commercially since 2014, Lucky Town has a variety of brews to offer including its Ballistic Blonde and Lucky Town Pub Ale. Tap room is open Thu. 4-8 p.m., Fri. 4-10 p.m. and Sat. 1-8 p.m. Brewery tours are typically available Fri. & Sat.
Chandeleur Island Brewing Co.
2711 14th St.
Gulfport, MS 39501
Named after the Chandeleur Islands off the coast of Mississippi, this brewery (est. 2015) offers four flagships and a tap room located in a historic Gulfport building. Hours: Tue. – Thu. 4-10 p.m., Fri. 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Natchez Brewing Company
207 High St.
Natchez, MS 39120
Paying homage to the city of Natchez and its historical connection to steamboats and the Mississippi River, Natchez Brewing got its start in 2015. They produce three year-round brews and a wide array of seasonals. The tap room is open Fri. 4-8 p.m. & Sat. 1-8 p.m. Tours are Fri. 5:30 p.m. & Sat. 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Tour cost includes a flight of beer.
318 W 5th St.
Mississippi’s “artisan” brewery has put an emphasis on small batch creative styles since 2015. Children and pets are welcome. Hours: Mon. – Wed. 3-6 p.m., Thu. 3-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 3 p.m. – 12 a.m. Tours available Thu. – Sat. 5-10 p.m. & Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Mayhew Junction Brewing Co.
106 Eckford Dr
Starkville, MS 39759
A recent addition (est. 2016) to the Mississippi beer scene, they like to position themselves as the crossroads of good times and great brews. Boasting over 30 different varieties on their roster, their tasting room always has at least 18 tapped. Tasting room hours and tours times are available via social media updates.
Mighty Miss Brewing Co.
525 Washington Ave, Suite B
Greenville, MS 38701
Established in 2017, Mighty Miss boasts the “first and only tap room in the Delta.” With four beers to choose from and regular events scheduled, visits are encouraged. The tap room is open Wed. – Sat. 5-10 p.m. Tours are available Tue. 1-4 p.m. and Sat. 4-6 p.m.
Did we miss anything? Anything new coming up? Let us know! We'll add to this post as new places open