Belhaven brewery opens on Friday the 13th

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson has a new brewery in Belhaven.

Fertile Ground Beer Co. announced its grand opening event for Friday, May 13 from 1 to 9 p.m.

The brewery and taproom will then open to the public on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

It’s the latest entry into Mississippi’s thriving craft beer industry.

Featuring a taproom for beer sales directly to the public, Fertile Ground Beer boasts a seating capacity of more than 160 and room for up to 450 people, not including the outdoor area.

“You know, I think I think Jackson is ready for a brewery of this size and to have a place to go and to drink locally made beer,” Conner Reeves said. “We’re excited to sort of being there for everyone that’s already in the craft beer but hopefully, people that aren’t quite sure about craft beer yet you know, we can be that space.”

Reeves says as many as 16 beer varieties will be available and for now, it’s focused on beer in the taproom with plans to eventually have the brand available in retail outlets.

The brewery, located at Belhaven Town Center, was first announced in late 2020 in a piece of development that was scheduled to also feature a retail, restaurant, and office space as well as an open-air market.

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