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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

FEB Distributing & Capital City Beverages: Craft beer culture in Mississippi [VIDEO]

October 03, 2013 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Video

Here’s a nice promotional video about Mississippi’s craft beer movement from FEB Distributing and Capital City Beverages:

FEB Distributing & Capital City Beverages: Craft Beer Culture in Mississippi from FEB Distributing on Vimeo.

It’s legal: Homebrewing law takes effect in Mississippi

July 01, 2013 By: mike Category: Government, Homebrew

Raise-Your-PintsStarting today, homebrewers in Mississippi can legally brew beer at home.

Mississippi statute §67-3-11 permits the home production of beer with certain limitations. It was approved back in March but took effect July 1.

In households with one person that is 21 and older, up to 100 gallons of beer can be brewed per year. In homes with two or more people of legal drinking age, up to 200 gallons can be brewed. The statute also allows for transport of homebrew for exhibitions and contests.

But the law does not allow for homemade beer to be produced in counties or municipalities where possession of beer is not legal.

Mississippi grassroots group Raise Your Pints worked with the American Homebrewers Association to lobby for the bill’s approval.

With Mississippi’s law in effect, homebrewing is now legal in all 50 states. Alabama — the other longtime homebrewing holdout — legalized homebrewing with the passage of bill HB9, which was signed by Governor Robert Bentley on May 9, 2013.

Entries being accepted for 2013 War of the Wort homebrew contest in Mississippi

April 16, 2013 By: mike Category: Competition, Events, Homebrew

golden-triangle-brewers

Registration is open for the 2013 “War of the Wort” homebrew competition, organized by the Golden Triangle Brewers homebrew club in Starkville, Miss.

The War of the Wort deadline is April 26. To register your beers, go to http://warofthewort.gtrbrewers.org. Final judging will take place on May 18 at the Mississippi Modern Homesteading Center.

Last year’s inaugural event drew 115 entries and 47 registered participants, judges and stewards.