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Tickets on sale for Mississippi’s first high-gravity beer festival on July 28 in Jackson

June 19, 2012 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events

Tickets are on sale for the 3rd Annual Top of the Hops ­Beer Fest in Jackson, which will be held July 28 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

And thanks to a change in state law, the festival will be the first in Mississippi to feature higher-gravity beers.

More than 150 different beers will be available at the event, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m., and patrons can get unlimited 2-oz. samples.

General admission tickets are $35 in advance and can be purchased online. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75, which includes entrance to the festival an hour early, access to a VIP area, beer tasting selections not available to general admission ticket holders and complimentary food from 4-7 p.m.

In April, Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill, effective July 1, that raises the alcohol-by-weight limit in beer from 5% to 8%,

Top of the Hops Beer Fest - Jackson

Top of the Hops Beer Festival coming up in Jackson, Miss. on July 30

July 10, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events

Top of the Hops Beer Festival - Jackson

More than 150 beers from around the world will be poured at the second annual Top of the Hops Beer Festival in Jackson, Miss.

The festival, which drew more than 2,500 people last year, will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St., and will help close Mississippi Craft Beer Week.

Patrons will receive a commemorative sampling mug and have access to unlimited, two-ounce samples.

Tickets can be purchased online. General admission tickets are $35 in advance; VIP tickets are $60.

For the latest news, follow the festival on Twitter or check out the festival’s Facebook page.

Who made it last year, and how was it? Leave a comment below.

Mississippi’s Lazy Magnolia brewery featured in Top of the Hops promo

January 28, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events

The inaugural Top of the Hops Beer Festival in Biloxi — presented by Mississippi’s Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company — is coming up Feb. 19 at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.

The video below, featuring Mississippi Gulf Coast reporter Susan LaBrecque, was produced to promote the event, and gives a glimpse of the Lazy Magnolia brewery. Looks like a cool place to tour if you’re in the neighborhood.

Top of the Hops beer festival coming to Biloxi

December 08, 2010 By: mike Category: Events

Top of the Hops Beer Festival-BiloxiThe inaugural Top of the Hops Beer Festival in Biloxi will take place Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.

The festival is presented by Mississippi’s Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company and will feature more than 120 craft beers in four beer gardens.

A ticket will get you a commemorative sampling mug, festival guide and unlimited 2-oz. beer samples at the festival.

The festival will feature a “Brew University” area with seminars on topics such as Cooking with Beer, Brewing 101, Pairing Beer with Food and others.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 10 through Ticketmaster and at the MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center Box Office. General admission tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 day of the festival. VIP tickets are $60 and get you additional beers to try and entrance to the festival an hour early.

The Top of the Hops website includes a growing list of breweries serving at the festival.