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Lucky Town Brewing Co. to open brewery in Jackson, Miss., in November

September 23, 2014 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Travelin'

**EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been edited to reflect that the food truck mentioned in this article refers to a food truck in Mississippi, not a business of the California-based trademark holder Titos Tacos, and that Dreamhost forced me to clarify under threat of removing fuzzybrew.com from its network.  

Mississippi’s Lucky Town Brewing Company, which helped raise startup funds in 2012 via Kickstarter, will open the doors to its new microbrewery in November.

The brewery today announced its grand opening on Nov. 7, as well as plans to release two beers in cans. Here’s more from Lucky Town:

Lucky Town BrewingFor Immediate Release: Jackson’s First Microbrewery Since Prohibition Set to Open

(Jackson, MS) – Lucky Town Brewing, a locally owned and operated craft microbrewery, will open its doors to their new brewing facility in Jackson, Mississippi in November for a weekend-long grand opening celebration.

On Friday, November 7, Lucky Town Brewing will provide brewery tours and tastings starting at 4:00pm with the last tour being offered at 7:00pm. Sip on your choice of Lucky Town beer while enjoying local live music, and try pairing your favorite beer with food available for purchase on-site by local food trucks, including Lurny D’s and [a food truck in Mississippi, not the trademark-holder in California**]. The celebration, beer, food and music will continue on Saturday, November 8 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

“Our intent has always been to strengthen the Jackson and Mississippi food & drink community by providing a locally brewed product,” said Chip Jones, co-founder of Lucky Town Brewing. “Cities all over the country have been fortunate to have direct access to local, artisanal beer, and we believe that Jackson deserves a brewery to call its own. We are thrilled to help bolster the thriving local restaurant and bar scene, and Lucky Town is committed to offering incredible beer for all of Mississippi’s craft-friendly establishments.”

The new brewing system will allow Lucky Town Brewing to add new styles to the lineup, and they will continue to provide their three year-round draft beers – a Belgian style blonde ale named Ballistic Blonde, an English style mild ale named Lucky Town Pub Ale, and an oatmeal stout named Flare Incident. Ballistic Blonde and Pub Ale will also be available in cans at your local groceries, convenience stores and other retailers beginning in November.

“We’ve been anxious to release canned Lucky Town beer for quite some time now, and after months of design and production we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Jones. “Our two best sellers, Ballistic Blonde and Pub Ale, will be the first beers released in cans, but we intend to offer several other beers in cans in 2015 – and yes, that does mean we will be offering brand new beers soon.”

Ballistic Blonde

Following the grand opening weekend, Lucky Town Brewing will offer brewery tours and tastings on Fridays 4:00 – 7:00pm and Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00pm, with the 2nd Saturday of each month including live music and food vendors on site. “In order to enhance the desired community aspect, we’re hosting a monthly event we call Sippin’ Saturday, where we will invite all the locals and visitors to join us for food, music, and of course great local beer,” said Angela Blackburn, Events Director of Lucky Town Brewing. “We will be teaming up with local chefs and musicians to spotlight all the great talent that Jackson and Mississippi has to offer.”

Tours will begin at the top of each hour, and $10 will get you admission to the tour, a complimentary tasting glass, and six beer samples. Lucky Town Brewing merchandise will also be available for purchase in the tasting room.

More information about Lucky Town Brewing can be found at www.luckytownbrewing.com. Learn more on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Pub Ale

Mississippi’s Lucky Town Brewing to hold release party in Jackson on Dec. 15

December 06, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events

Lucky Town Brewing Company logoMississippi’s Lucky Town Brewing Company will celebrate the launch of its beers with a release party in Jackson on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The party will be held at the Underground 119 in Downtown Jackson and will feature Lucky Town’s first two beers. Pints of “Ballistic Blonde,” a Belgian-style blonde ale, and “The Flare Incident,” a maple and brown sugar oatmeal stout, will be served.

The beer will start flowing at 6:30 p.m., with live music from Bryan Lee, aka the Braille Blues Daddy, starting at 9 p.m. A cover charge will be in effect at 8 p.m.

For more details, check out the Facebook event page.

In September, Lucky Town announced that it had agreed to terms with a contract brewery and purchased a 30-barrel fermenting tank as it continued to plan for its own brewing facility in Mississippi. Under the agreement, Alabama’s Back Forty Beer Co. will brew and package Lucky Town’s beers. Lucky Town, meanwhile, will be responsible for beer recipes, distribution, sales and marketing.

The Lucky Town team plans to eventually open a brewery in the Jackson area.

Beers from Mississippi’s Lucky Town Brewing Co. to be available in Jackson next month

November 08, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer

Lucky Town Brewing Company logoThe first two beers from Mississippi’s Lucky Town Brewing Company will be on tap in the Jackson area in mid-December, Lucky Town announced Wednesday on Facebook and Twitter.

“Ballistic Blonde,” a Belgian-style blonde ale, and “The Flare Incident,” a maple and brown sugar oatmeal stout, will be the first two releases from Lucky Town.

“We are proud to announce that Lucky Town has received both federal and state beer permits! While we were waiting, we also added a 2nd fermenter,” the craft brewing company posted on Facebook.

In September, Lucky Town announced that it had agreed to terms with a contract brewery and purchased a 30-barrel fermenting tank as it continued to plan for its own brewing facility in Mississippi. Under the agreement, Alabama’s Back Forty Beer Co. will brew and package Lucky Town’s beers. Lucky Town, meanwhile, will be responsible for beer recipes, distribution, sales and marketing.

The Lucky Town team plans to open Mississippi’s second brewery in the Jackson area.

Mississippi’s Lucky Town, Southern Prohibition team up for ‘Kiss My Land Mass’ benefit ale

September 27, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events

Kiss My Land Mass benefitMississippi craft beer upstarts Lucky Town Brewing Company and Southern Prohibition Brewing have collaborated to brew “Kiss My Land Mass,” a benefit ale that will help raise money for the American Red Cross to assist with the Hurricane Isaac relief efforts.

The dark ale was brewed with treated rain water collected from Isaac, as well as honey, cinnamon and locally grown scotch peppers.

Kiss My Land Mass will be tapped at a party at the Keg & Barrel in Hattiesburg on October 5 at 7 p.m. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.