The real Oktoberfest may have been canceled, but that shouldn't stop you from grabbing some beers from local breweries! Breweries have come increasingly popular across the United States and Mississippi is no different. Whether you’re a local or visiting, swipe to see where you can tour and taste some of Mississippi’s finest craft brews!
Here's a Guide to Mississippi Breweries
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
For owners Cammack and Cain Roberds, brewing began at home but in July 2012 once the Senate Bill 2878 became law, raising the permissible alcohol content in Mississippi beer from 5% by weight (6.25%ABV) to 8% by weight (10.1% ABV) they purchased the building for their own microbrewery that next year.
The name “Chandeleur” pays homage to one of their favorite places, the Chandeleur Islands off the coast of Mississippi. You’ll find some of the best handcrafted and excellent ales on the Gulf Coast made with the freshest malted barley, hops, and local ingredients. This brewery is family and pet friendly, has rotating craft beer series, and host tours Fridays and Saturdays. It’s easy to see why they’re arguably the best beer on the gulf coast.
2711 14th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Colludium Brewing Company
This family friendly brewery is a great place to entertain the whole family. Marcus and Christine Cooper came from the ‘Big Apple’ to Hattiesburg to brew great beer and create a space where everyone is welcome.
These delicious ales can only be found at this brew pub where there’s a huge selection of board games and some terrific bites at the Art of Roux food truck. If you’re a local, you may want to think about getting a membership to Colludium to receive 15% off all beer purchases and other great perks!
2108 West 4th Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Key City Brewing Company/Cottonwood Public House
Located in the Historic Downtown Vicksburg, this brewhouse might be small but their sales are mighty. When opening in March 2018 they sold out of their first batch in only 6 days. Here you can find crisp light beers, hoppy IPAs, and refreshing sours on tap.
With their partnership with the Cottonwood Public House, you can enjoy one of their delicious craft pizzas paired with a Mississippi-bred brew.
1309 Washington St
Vicksburg, MS 39180
Lazy Magnolia Brewery
Lazy Magnolia is Mississippi’s oldest packaging brewery, and the first one since prohibition. While the name is “Lazy” this brewery is not, as their hard work has helped them grow nationwide since being founded in September of 2003. If you’re outside of Mississippi, CLICK HERE to find a Lazy Magnolia beer near you.
This brewery offers tours based on their creative beer series ‘Welcome to the Porch’, ‘Back Porch’, and ‘Debutante’. After taking a tour, swing by the taproom for brick oven pizza or stop by on Saturday for the ‘Eggs & Kegs Brunch’.
7030 Roscoe-Turner Rd
Kiln, MS 39556
Mayhew Junction Brewery
Located in ‘The Golden Triangle’ you’ll find a brewery that’s Starkville made and Mayhew inspired. The founders Jean Mohammadi-Aragh Irby and Derek Irby have nurtured a love of craft beer that has inspired them to create beers like a German Hefeweizen called ‘Mayhew Weiss’, a Milk Stout called ‘Chocolate Hookup’, and a few others.
You’ll be sure to find your Mayhew Match after touring this brewery. Remember to bring a few snacks because they pride themselves on being a Brewery and NOT a restaurant. Who needs food when you have beer? Mayhem Junction is definitely “The Crossroads of Good Times & Great Brews”.
106 Eckford Dr
Starkville, MS 39759
Natchez Brewing Company
Owned by Patrick and Lisa Miller, Natchez Brewing company is not only in the first established city on the Mississippi River but it’s also the first “Natchez” Beer. Here you will find beers ranging from light body blond ales to flavorful imperial stouts. This brewery has house-made brick oven pizzas, Korean inspired wings, and live music to add to your brewing experience. When you stop by Natchez Brewing Company, make sure to grab a Crowler to go!
207 High St.
Natchez, MS 39120
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Going by the nickname ‘SoPro’ this brewery in Downtown Hattiesburg is where process and tradition meets a modern atmosphere. SoPro is known for tasty craft beers, amazing can & bottle artwork, and creative beer names.
SoPro has been around since 2013 and has earned the reputation of having some of the best beer in the state. Whether you’re in the taproom or patio drinking one of their beers on rotating selection, eating a Mercury Pizza, or picking up a bottle of specialty beer curbside, this brewery is a one stop shop for a good time.
301 Mobile Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
In Northeast MS, 1817 Brewery is known as the place to drink REAL beer. Their production is micro but the handcrafted beer is mighty with this local favorite. Founded in 2015, the inspiration behind the name 1817 is the year Mississippi officially became a State.
While they’re under construction now, you can taste this craft beer full of Mississippi Pride at places like The Camphouse, The Grill, Harvey’s, and Mississippi Ale House (just to name a few). Be sure to check 1817 Brewery Facebook Page for updates!