Mississippi Beer

Today in 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state.


Mississippi Breweries

Mississippi Brewery Guides

Guild: No Known Brewers Guild

State Agency: Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control


  • Capital: Jackson
  • Largest Cities: Jackson, Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Greenville
  • Population: 2,844,658; 31st
  • Area: 48434 sq.mi., 32nd
  • Nickname: Magnolia State
  • Statehood: 20th, December 10, 1817


  • Alcohol Legalized: February 26, 1934
  • Number of Breweries: 1
  • Rank: 49th
  • Beer Production: 2,413,764
  • Production Rank: 31st
  • Beer Per Capita: 25.5 Gallons


Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 41.8%
  • Cans: 56.1%
  • Kegs: 1.8%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.43
  • Per Case: $0.96
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $13.23
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $13.23

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $1,312,993
  • Direct Impact: $363,552,316
  • Supplier Impact: $103,910,200
  • Induced Economic Impact: $198,133,204
  • Total Impact: $665,595,720

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: Local authorities fix hours of alcohol sale
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: ABW > 5% wine and sparkling wine sold in state-contracted stores. Beer and light wine (ABW < 5%, ABV < ~6.3%) sold in convenience stores/supermarkets. Beer over 5% ABW prohibited. Beer and light wine (ABW < 5%) may be consumed by persons age 18-20 with parental supervision. No sales on Christmas Day. No state open container laws. Free alcohol all day and night in coastal casinos. In most counties, alcohol cannot be sold on Sundays. There are many dry counties in which it is illegal to possess alcoholic beverages, though some cities within dry counties have voted in beer sales.


Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.


  1. says

    This was probably the easiest ones to compile it appears.
    So you list the “Number of Breweries: 1″, but list four by link?
    Either way, it’s crazy to think Missoula, MT has the same number of breweries as the ENTIRE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI. No wait, we have five brewing facilities for four brewing companies.

    • says

      Adam, yeah, they rarely match. That’s because I use different sources for the links and the numbers. When I started doing the state posts back in January, I had an older copy of the Brewer’s Almanac from the Beer Institute, and that’s what I use for the number of breweries figure. Even though I have a newer one now, I keep using the one I started with for these posts just for consistencies’ sake. No to mention, new breweries are opening all the time, so it’s hard to keep up. Cheers, J

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