Back to All Events

Mississippi Craft Beer Festival

  • Duling Hall 622 Duling Avenue Jackson, MS, 39216 United States (map)

Fondren Renaissance Foundation, in cooperation with Capital City Beverage Company and Southern Beverage Company, present the 2nd annual Mississippi Craft Beer Festival at Duling Hall in Fondren on June 24.

Over 100 beers will be presented for sampling by twenty eight breweries. Special emphasis will be placed on breweries within Mississippi and nearby bordering states with brewer representatives on hand to discuss their products and brewing methods.

Last year’s festival, the first of its kind in Fondren, sold out by 7pm. Organizers suggest purchasing advance tickets to assure entry.

Tickets for the “VIP hour” from 5pm- 6pm are $60 in advance and $65 day of and are limited to 250 persons. Those with VIP tickets also gain entrance for the entire run of the festival, premium bar snacks for the first hour and a $15 gift certificate to a participating Fondren restaurant.

General admission, from 6pm – 9pm, is $30 in advance and $35 day of, and includes unlimited tastings of all of the products represented. A designated driver ticket is available for $10.

All festival tickets offer attendees the ability to ‘come-and-go’ from the tasting grounds (through 8:30pm).

New this year, festival-goers can hear Flowtribe in concert at Duling Hall at 9pm, presented by Ardenland. A general admission combo ticket for the beer festival and concert is $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

Tickets will go on sale, Friday, April 29 at

Participating breweries for 2016 include:

Capital City Beverage Company

Abita Brewing Company
Bell’s Brewery, Inc.
Biloxi Brewing Co., and
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lazy Magnolia Brewery
Lucky Town Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company,
NOLA Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
SweetWater Brewing Company
Yalobusha Brewing Company
Yazoo Brewing Company

Southern Beverage Company

Back 40 Beer Company
Bayou Teche Brewing
Blue Pants Brewery
Chafunkta Brewing Company
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
Covington Brewhouse
Ghost River Brewing
Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.
Greenflash Brewing Co.
Natchez Brewing Co.
Slowboat Brewing Company
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Southern Tier Brewing
Tin Roof Brewing Company