Mississippi is a state rich in music, food, history, and culture. It’s the birthplace of American blues and home to many talented musicians. Its seafood trail is a culinary treat, and its fertile soil powers the booming agricultural industry that grows some of the country’s best food. With so much flavor, it makes sense that the Magnolia State is home to over 22 local craft breweries, each with its own unique blend and flavors.
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Navigating Mississippi’s breweries can be an overwhelming feat. Here are some notable choices we think are worth your time to check out. Get your friends and family together and try out our recommendations. Let us know your thoughts and if we forgot to mention any of your favorites.
- Mississippi Ale House
- Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
- Lazy Magnolia Brewery
- Southern Prohibition Brewing
- Colludium Brewing Company
- Puff Belly’s Brewery Pizza and Grill
- Fort Bayou Brewing Company/The Cypress Taphouse
- Natchez Brewing Company and Kitchen
Mississippi Ale House is the brainchild of two friends who love beer. They started brewing and opened their doors to share their love of beer with their community in 2017. While some alehouses and breweries choose to serve spirits and wines, Mississippi Ale House is strictly crafting beer. They have 11 rotation options and 30 beers on tap that include their own brews and some of the rarest finest beers the state has to offer. Grab a pint or a flight of five and sip your way around the Magnolia State.
Patrons’ favorites include the Old Towne, a classic American IPA, the Armchair Amber, an American red ale, and the Salty Flamingo, a sour made with lemon-drop hops, lemon peel, and hibiscus.
Named after the island off the Mississippi coast, this Gulf Coast microbrewery opened in 2014 right off the beach and has made quite the name for itself. It’s a family-friendly, pet-friendly space that embodies that southern beachy spirit. They have 4 house staples and numerous seasonal offerings, enticing customers to keep dropping by to see what’s on tap. They also have tours complete with complimentary beer tastings.
Their most popular blends are straight from the beach, like the Curlew’s Toasted Coconut Porter, the Guava Jelly Sour, and the 90 Surfside Pineapple Wheat Beer.
Mississippi’s oldest packing brewery started as a backyard hobby that grew into the huge business it is today, with beers available throughout the Southeast. Their taproom, The Porch, has over 18 beers on tap, including year-round house blends and seasonal specialties.
They are also the home of the award-winning Southern Pecan, the world’s first commercially made beer made with whole roasted pecans. That’s not all. Lazy Magnolia is all about that southern hospitality with their Southern Hops’pitality IPA and Sweet Potato Cream Stout.
This brewery is an IPA lover’s dream come true. They have been brewing since 2013 and are constantly improving their products and coming up with new flavor blends. They have a huge space with multiple seating options: outdoor, indoor, by the bar, and a private lounge with a big-screen TV.
The Suzy B is a favorite, a pale ale with a bready flavor and a neat finish, making it an excellent starter ale for anyone just getting into craft beer. Other choices include The Mexican Lager, a malty ale with lime notes, and the Apocrypha, a Biere De Mars with a Belgian farmhouse profile.
Started by a family from New York, the Colludium has two goals: to brew craft beer and create a welcoming space where anyone from anywhere can come together and have a good time over board games. And boy, do they have a collection. Over 200 games, from Catan to Risk, their patrons can grab and enjoy with friends, family, and even pets. They even encourage outside food, allowing customers to deliver from restaurants and bring in takeout.
All their beer is made on-premise and only available in their brewpub. You can also find a variety of guest beers on tap. Famous house brews include Carbs Against Humanity (a sweet milk stout), RPG IPA (a hazy New England pale ale), Mouse Trappist Ale (a Belgian Dubbel), and the Wheats And Wagers (an American Pale Wheat Beer).
Don’t let this establishment’s modest storefront fool you. Ignore the little strip mall around it. Just walk inside and prepare yourself for the hospitality and a full bar with all the house-brewed beers and guest taps. Order a Macon Riddle Dance, a milk coffee, and chocolate stout with their House Burger. An eight oz house patty with all the classics; lettuce, tomato, red onion, and a pickle spear.
If you’re in a more adventurous mood, go for the Macon Peanut Butter And Jelly Blonde Ale. A peanut and strawberry flavored brew with a smooth, crisp feel and neat finish. Enjoy this with their famed Skewer Plate, your choice of beef, chicken, lamb, or shrimp chargrilled to perfection and served with hummus, naan bread, and vegetable skewers crammed with red and yellow sweet pepper, mushroom, red onions, and tomato.
This locally owned Gulf Coast microbrewery/ brewpub embodies the relaxed, laidback attitude Bayou is known for. Brewing is the only thing they take seriously here. Everything else is easy come, easy go. Since 1990, Fort Bayou Brewing has been producing high-quality beer using locally sourced ingredients.
Their taproom, The Cypress Taphouse, has some of the best Cajun dinner entrees, appetizers, salads, charcuterie boards, dips, and burgers. All this can be washed down with either a house beer or guest taps, with a range of beers from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana breweries. Try the house-brewed Barry Pale Ale, an American IPA with some Cajun Fried Shrimp Plate served with fries, coleslaw, and crab beignets.
This brewery is located in historic downtown Natchez, Mississippi, one of the oldest cities on the Mississippi River. Natchez started as a passion project between a former Marine and his wife’s love of craft beer. They have an extensive variety of beers, from Japanese style to Czech, and a brick oven for making fresh pizzas and calzones. With indoor and outdoor seating, games, and a beer garden, this is a fun place for families to come together and have a good time.
Pair their German-style sweet malty flavored Altered State ale with a slice of a Neapolitan-style Buffalo Chicken Pizza. This hearty pie made with a roasted garlic cream sauce topped with mozzarella, gorgonzola, and blacked chicken in buffalo sauce won’t disappoint you.