Heralded as the first craft brewery to open in Jackson, Miss., Lucky Town Brewing Co. will open the doors to its new brewing facility in November for a weekend-long grand opening celebration. On Nov. 7, Lucky Town Brewing will provide brewery tours and tastings starting at 4 p.m. with the last tour being offered at 7 p.m. Sip on your choice of Lucky Town beer while enjoying local live music, and try pairing your favorite beer with food available for purchase on-site by local food trucks, including Lurny D’s and Tito’s Tacos. The celebration, beer, food and music will continue on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
“Our intent has always been to strengthen the Jackson and Mississippi food and drink community by providing a locally brewed product,” said Chip Jones, co-founder of Lucky Town Brewing. “Cities all over the country have been fortunate to have direct access to local, artisanal beer, and we believe that Jackson deserves a brewery to call its own. We are beyond excited to help bolster the thriving local restaurant and bar scene, and Lucky Town is committed to offering incredible beer for all of Mississippi’s craft-friendly establishments.”
The new brewing system will allow Lucky Town Brewing to add new styles to the lineup, and they will continue to provide their three year-round draft beers — a Belgian style blonde ale named Ballistic Blonde, an English style mild ale named Lucky Town Pub Ale, and an oatmeal stout named Flare Incident. Ballistic Blonde and Pub Ale will also be available in cans at local groceries, convenience stores and other retailers beginning in November.
“We’ve been anxious to release canned Lucky Town beer for quite some time now, and after months of design and production we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Jones said. “Our two best sellers, Ballistic Blonde and Pub Ale, will be the first beers released in cans, but we intend to offer several other beers in cans in 2015 — and yes, that does mean we will be offering brand new beers soon.”
Following the grand opening weekend, Lucky Town Brewing will offer brewery tours and tastings on Fridays 4 -7 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m., with the second Saturday of each month including live music and food vendors on site.
“In order to enhance the desired community aspect, we’re hosting a monthly event we call Sippin’ Saturday, where we will invite all the locals and visitors to join us for food, music, and of course great local beer,” said Angela Blackburn, events director of Lucky Town Brewing. “We will be teaming up with local chefs and musicians to spotlight all the great talent that Jackson and Mississippi has to offer.”
Tours will begin at the top of each hour, and $10 will get you admission to the tour, a complimentary tasting glass, and six beer samples. Lucky Town Brewing merchandise will also be available for purchase in the tasting room.