Mississippi was late to the craft beer game, with its first post-Prohibition brewery opening in 2005. But since then, just about every corner of the state has joined the trend, ranging from large full-scale distribution breweries to cozy brewpubs and microbreweries. This isn’t an exhaustive list and will continue to grow!
Colludium Brewing Company
The unassuming building outside of downtown Hattiesburg is home to Colludium Brewing Company, a family-friendly space with over 100 board games. All of the beer they produce is only available here, so you never know what you might find. They also have national brands.
Beer to Try: RPG IPA is the brewery’s hazy IPA.
The Porter Public House
Catch live music and house-made beer at The Porter Public House, right in the heart of downtown. The pub has a full restaurant menu as well as weekly trivia.
Beer to Try: Scarlet Heart is a great red ale that makes for easy drinking.
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Southern Prohibition Brewing is a Mississippi brewing success story, widely distributed through the Southeast. The tasting room is popular with the students from the nearby university and has a full kitchen.
Beer to Try: Devils Harvest is a so-called “Breakfast IPA” that can be enjoyed anytime of day.
Gulf Coast Breweries
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company, Gulfport
Not far from the train depot in the Mississippi Gulf Coast town, Chandeleur Island Brewing Company is a pet-friendly taproom with snacks and a wide variety of beers inspired by the coastal locale. Cans are perfect for bringing fishing or a day on the boat.
Beer to Try: Ole Buddy is a New England-style IPA with stone fruit notes.
Craft Advisory Brewing, Ocean Springs
Craft Advisory Brewing is located in downtown Ocean Springs and has a food menu for dinner. But the beers are great. Enjoy them over a video game or sit outside and relax.
Beer to Try: Hoppy McHop Face is as the name implies, a hoppy IPA.
Fly Llama Brewing, Biloxi
Located near MGM Park and the Biloxi casinos, Fly Llama Brewing is a welcoming taproom with the only advanced cicerone in the state. The menu includes playfully named beers and seltzers like Free Britney.
Beer to Try: Fly-PA is a sessions hazy IPA with citrus notes.
Lost Spring Brewing, Ocean Springs
The unassuming Lost Spring Brewing is small in size, but big in personality. The menu includes house-made beers, along with cocktails and wine. Enjoy a drink on the patio with your pup.
Beer to Try: Paloma Anderson is a grapefruit and sea salt beer perfect for a beach day.
Other Mississippi Breweries
Natchez Brewing, Natchez
Natchez Brewing is the city of Natchez’s only craft brewery. Come by for a pint of locally made beer and a tour of their facilities. They’re all inspired by their surroundings like the Bluff City Blonde.
Beer to Try: Cosmic Dancer is an imperial IPA that you only need one of.
Key City Brewing, Vicksburg
Key City Brewing is one of the only breweries in the Mississippi Delta. The restaurant has sandwiches and pizza and there’s also a full bar. But the beer is definitely worth a try, including the Mississippi Queen and Miss Hippie.
Beer to Try: Pretty in Pink Boots is a seasonal sour that can’t be missed!
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