Celebrate craft beer this week with events across Mississippi.
Photo by Virginia Schreiber
This week is American Craft Beer Week. Although Raise Your Pints has its own fourth annual Mississippi Craft Beer Week planned for late July, the organization, along with craft breweries Crooked Letter, Southern Prohibition, Yazoo and others, is celebrating the national week with several events in Jackson, Hattiesburg, Vicksburg and elsewhere. Visit raiseyourpints.com for the full schedule.
Wednesday, May 15
Jackson: Southern Prohibition Brewery makes its Jackson debut at Sal and Mookie's (565 Taylor St., 601-368-1919).
Greenville: Meet the brewers of Bayou Teche at Kepler's Italian Grille (533 Highway 82 E., Greenville, 662-332-1225).
Hattiesburg: Enjoy NOLA Brewing Pint Night at the Keg and Barrel (1315 Hardy St., Hattiesburg, 601-582-7148).
West Point: Crooked Letter brewery hosts a release party at Anthony's Market (122 W. Main St., West Point, 662-494-0316) from
Vicksburg: The Barley's Angels MS Sippies hosts a chapter meeting at Martin's-Midtown (1101 Belmont St., Vicksburg, 601-636-2353).
Starkville: Crooked Letter brewery hosts a release party at The Halfway House (409 University Drive, Starkville, 662-323-3888) from 8-11 p.m.
Thursday, May 16
Jackson: Pints of craft beer--all 19 taps--are $2 at Wing Stop (952 N. State St., 601-969-6400).
Meridian: Crooked Letter brewery hosts a release party at Brickhouse Bar & Grill (2206 Front St., Meridian).
Hattiesburg: It's Candemonium at the Keg and Barrel (1315 Hardy St., Hattiesburg, 601-582-7148) from 6 to 11 p.m.
Ocean Springs: The Gulf Coast Raise Your Pints crew hosts Thir(d)sty Thursday at Crooked Letter Brewery with a visit to The Beer House (1006 Government St., Ocean Springs) after.
Starkville: Come to Dave's Dark Horse Tavern (410 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive E., Starkville, 662-324-3316) for the Back Forty Pin Tapping.
Friday, May 17
Hattiesburg: It's Yazoo Pint Night at the Keg and Barrel (1315 Hardy St., Hattiesburg, 601-582-7148). Gordon Creek Brewery releases its Cream Ale beer at B & E's Wine Bar (107 E. Front St., Hattiesburg).
Jackson: Lazy Magnolia hosts a cask tapping at Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St., 601-948-0888). It's NOLA Night at The Bulldog (6111 Ridgewood Road, 601-
Saturday, May 18
Jackson: Crooked Letter Brewing hosts a launch party at The Bulldog (6111 Ridgewood Road, 601-
Sunday, May 19
Hattiesburg: Hang out with Neil McCormick of Yazoo Brewing at a fish fry at the The Mahogany Bar, (3810 Hardy St., Hattiesburg, 601- 264-0656).