Mississippi Craft Beer Facts – Updated 07/01/2014
There are currently 7 brewing companies, operating 5 brewing facilities in 5 cities in Mississippi.
Mississippi’s brewing companies employ 41 full and part-time employees – up 12 jobs or 41% over 2012.
Total economic impact from the beer industry is $991 million for Mississippi’s economy producing $230 million in total tax contributions, employing 12,300+ people.
Mississippians consumed 2.3 million barrels of beer in 2013, of that less than 1 percent or 7,200 barrels of the total beer consumed in Mississippi was made in Mississippi. US craft beer consumption is 7.8 percent by volume.
Mississippi’s brewers produced 18,320 barrels of beer in 2013 – up 25% over 2012.
There is currently 1 brewpub in Gulfport, 1 brewery in Hattiesburg, 1 brewery in Kiln, 1 brewery in Ocean Springs, and 1 brewery in Water Valley. There are currently 3 breweries under construction in Gulfport, Jackson, and Natchez respectively, and there are currently 2 additional breweries in-planning.