(Photo: File photo/Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger) Since 2013, the city of Jackson had been without a beer festival, specifically one that highlights the craft beer that became available through a 2012 state law that raised the alcohol limit for brewers.
The Fondren Renaissance Foundation, in conjunction with Capital City Beverage and Southern Beverage Company, is stepping into the void created when Top of the Hop ended its Jackson festival with Friday’s Mississippi Craft Beer Festival at Duling Hall.
“Since (Top of the Hops) no longer exists in our area, so many different brewers have been introduced in the craft beer market,” Fondren Renaissance Executive Director Jim Wilkirson said. “ It allows not only the public but also our restaurateurs around the area a chance to sample all of the offerings that are now available in the state of Mississippi.”
The event will feature more than 105 craft beer variations between 28 breweries from Mississippi and surrounding states.
Before Mississippi’s law change made it more attractive to craft brewers, the state’s only brewery was Lazy Magnolia in Kiln, said Craig […]