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!
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.”
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. The brewery is known for its special brews that give back, like their Shark Tracker Wheat Ale. Every purchase helps support the Great Hammerhead Shark Tracking efforts in the Gulf of Mexico through a partnership with Mississippi State University’s Marine Fisheries Ecology Program. Other seasonal brews are just fun, like their King Cake Ale.
186 Bohn St, Biloxi, MS 39530
Fly Llama Brewing offers craft beer and refreshing hard seltzer made from locally sourced ingredients. The brewery was founded by David Reese, brewmaster and Advanced Cicerone. David is the only Advanced Cicerone in Mississippi and one of 139 in the world.
Craft Advisory Brewing and Bistro
1314 Government St, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Craft Advisory Brewing and Bistro features beers made in-house with new flavors added weekly. They also have a restaurant and a newly expanded outside patio. Kid and pet friendly.
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 seasonal and special releases. They also have a tap room; hours are Thu. & Fri. 5-10 p.m. and Sat. 12-10 p.m.
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.
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.