Are you traveling to Mississippi with piquing curiosity and wondering where the best beer is? What are the best breweries in Mississippi? The Southern state is home to a young and explosive craft beer scene with a few new kids on the block stirring up the industry and making a name for themselves.
There are 12 breweries in Mississippi. From Jackson to Gulfport, each has its own story and staple beers. Of these breweries, seven were established in the last ten years. Most of Mississippi’s breweries are new and the craft beer scene is still expanding. The most notable brewery in Mississippi is Lazy Magnolia Brewing.
The list of breweries in Mississippi is small – for now. More and more breweries are popping up every year and each of them is making great beer. For more information on each one including location, popular beers, and a link to their websites, keep on reading!
Best breweries in Jackson, MS
- Bicentennial Beer Company
- Fertile Ground Beer Company
Bicentennial Beer Company
Bicentennial Beer Company specializes in small-batch brewing and rarely keeps any beer around as a flagship. It offers a wide variety of beer in different styles and you can always expect to see something new and inviting when you stop in.
- Ankle Biter (Berliner Weisse)
- Edgewalker (American IPA)
- Udderly Chocolate (Milk stout)
Location: 5006 Parkway Drive, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39211
Fertile Ground Beer Company
Fertile Ground Beer Company opened its doors in May 2022 at Belhaven Town Center. Matthew McLaughlin and Conner Reeves co-founded the brewery earlier this year. The founders created the brewery with an emphasis on “Brewery 2.0” – a brewery that was more inviting with a contemporary feel.
- Forgotten Space (American IPA)
- Interwoven (Belgian blonde)
- BTC (American pale ale)
Location: 800 Manship Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Best breweries in Hattiesburg, MS
- Colludium Brewing Company
- Southern Prohibition Brewing Company
- The Porter Public House
Colludium Brewing Company
Colludium Brewing Company was founded by Marcus and Christine Cooper when the two moved to Hattiesburg, Marcus’ hometown, from New York City. They created the brewpub to welcome people of all backgrounds to enjoy time away from life’s stresses. Colludium offers membership to its pint club: a 15% discount on all beer purchases plus event access and early releases!
- The Amber Expansion (Amber lager)
- Wheats and Wagers (American pale Wheat beer)
- Wizards of the West Coast (American IPA)
Location: 2108 West 4th Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Southern Prohibition Brewing Company
Southern Prohibition Brewing Company has been making beers since April 2013. Head Brewer Ben Green is fully involved in the brewing and marketing process and creates high-quality and enjoyable beers. SOPRO distributes to five states in the U.S. and is an employee-owned company.
- Devil’s Harvest (Session IPA)
- Crowd Control (Double IPA)
- Suzy B (Blonde ale)
Location: 301 Mobile St., Hattiesburg, MS 39401
The Porter Public House
The Porter Public House has been serving great beers in downtown Hattiesburg since 2016 in a fun and welcoming environment. The Porter is home to fresh craft beer and authentic American cuisine with a Southern take. The Porter offers membership programs starting at $75 including beer discounts, timely events, and a member-exclusive t-shirt.
- Gatekeeper (Porter)
- House of Coral (West Coast IPA)
- Luminary (Hefeweizen)
Location: 201 W. Pine Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Best breweries in Ocean Springs, MS
- Craft Advisory Brewing
- Lost Spring Brewing Company
Craft Advisory Brewing
Owners Sandra and Martin founded Craft Advisory Brewing after Martin got the best Christmas gift any beer lover could ask for: a homebrewing kit. The kit was designed to brew three different batches of beer. Martin was more fond of the idea of throwing all three grains into the pot at the same time, resulting in a single beer: a dark stout. Eventually, Martin and Sandra decided to take homebrewing to the next level and create CAB.
- Yep! (Irish stout and the original beer from the story)
- Hoppy McHop Face (New England IPA)
- East Beach Light Lager (Lager)
Location: 1314 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Lost Spring Brewing Company
Lost Spring Brewing Company was founded in 2021 and features housemade ales alongside different wines and specialty cocktails. Lost Spring uses locally sourced ingredients to create its beers.
- Mississippi Hippie (New England IPA)
- 1699 (American pale ale)
- Porter Ave. (Porter)
Location: 700 Bellande Ave., Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Other breweries in Mississippi
- Chandeleur Island Brewing Company – Gulfport, MS
- Threefoot Brewing Company – Meridian, MS
- Natchez Brewing Company – Natchez, MS
- Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company – Kiln, MS
- Key City Brewing Company / Cottonwood Public House – Vicksburg, MS
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company in Gulfport was founded by Cammack and Cain Roberds from The University of Southern Mississippi. The two brothers got the name for the brewery from the chain of islands off the coast of Mississippi, the Chandeleur Islands. When not brewing beer, the Roberds brothers are likely enjoying the Gulfport waters, where they grew up, with some fishing or boating.
- Lil’ Smack (American IPA)
- Freemason Golden Ale (Golden ale)
- Lil’ Miss Sour (Tangerine sour)
Location: 2711 14th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501
Threefoot Brewing Company
Threefoot Brewing Company opened its doors in August 2021 and is Meridian’s only brewery. The large building is home to a full bar with an outside area for additional seating on the nicer days and cornhole if you’re feeling competitive.
- The Local Brown Ale (American brown ale)
- Imperial Honey IPA (Imperial IPA)
- Sandbar Blonde (Blonde ale)
Location: 517 23rd Ave., Meridian, MS 39301
Natchez Brewing Company
Natchez Brewing Company was founded by Lisa Miller in the mid-2010s. Lisa and her husband Patrick started brewing beer and eventually founded the brewery from their passion for craft beer and their desire to create their own. Natchez Brewing Company is Natchez’s only brewery. The oldest city on the Mississippi River is home to other historical landmarks such as the Old South Winery and Charboneau Rum distillery.
- Altered State (Altbier)
- Capital (New England IPA)
- Bluff City (Blonde ale)
Location: 207 High St., Natchez, MS 39120
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Founded in September 2003 and located in Kiln, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company is Mississippi’s oldest packaging brewery. Lazy Magnolia distributes to nine different states and can be found as far up north as New York.
- Southern Pecan (English brown ale)
- Southern Hops’pitality (American IPA)
- Jefferson Stout (Milk stout)
Location: 7030 Roscoe Turner Rd., Kiln, MS 39556
Key City Brewing Company / Cottonwood Public House
Key City Brewing was founded in 2018 by head brewer Zack Erickson and executive chef Blake Parmegiani. Zack and his wife, Kaitlin, drew inspiration for brewing beer on their honeymoon in Belgium where they saw it done firsthand. The brewpub is Vicksburg’s only brewery and, in late 2022, plans to distribute its beer throughout Mississippi and elsewhere.
- Mississippi Queen (Blonde)
- Mr. Sippi (Pilsner)
- Death on Two Legs (Imperial IPA)
Location: 1311 Washington St., Vicksburg, MS