2nd Annual MS Craft Beer Festival is June 24

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A brewer rep from Lazy Magnolia in Kiln, MS talks to festival-goers about the samples they are tasting |Image: Frank Farmer for Fondren Renaissance

Fondren Renaissance Foundation, in cooperation with Capital City Beverage Company and Southern Beverage Company, presents the 2nd annual Mississippi Craft Beer Festival on the grounds of Duling Hall in Fondren on June 24, 2016. (Tickets are on sale here.)

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 (gift certificate good only on the evening of June 24).

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 at the door for $10. This is a 21 and up event. No children (including babies) and no pets.

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 Flow Tribe 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.

Participating breweries for 2016 include:

Capital City Beverage Company

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

Southern Beverage Company

Back Forty Brewing
Bayou Teche Brewing
Blue Pants Brewery
Chafunkta Brewing Company
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
Covington Brewhouse
Greenflash Brewing Co.
Natchez Brewing Co.
Slowboat Brewing Company
Southern Prohibition Brewing
Southern Tier Brewing
Tin Roof Brewing Company

Tickets are available now at ardenland.net.

See the beer list here

© 2016, Fondren Renaissance Foundation