Breweries from 15 states attend Hattiesburg beer fest - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Breweries from 15 states attend Hattiesburg beer fest

An estimated 600 people attended the 2nd annual Craft Beer Festival in Hattiesburg Saturday. An estimated 600 people attended the 2nd annual Craft Beer Festival in Hattiesburg Saturday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

More than 30 breweries from 15 states offered folks more than 100 different beers during the 2nd annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival Saturday. 

The event was held at the Hattiesburg Train Depot. 

It featured breweries from as far away as California and Oregon, to Massachusetts and Vermont. 

"Craft beer is made on a smaller scale than a lot of these macro brews and it's a specialty brew," said Emily Curry of Southern Prohibition Brewing in Hattiesburg. "We have a lot of (company representatives) here today, so it's like getting one-on-one with all of these people that make this beer and make something special every day," she said.

"It's a good crowd," said Dorsey Knott with Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, La. "We get a lot of enthusiastic feedback on our beer. We've got a lot of entrepreneurs that are coming out to see what beers are available for their restaurants and bars," he said.

An estimated 600 people attended the festival, which is twice the amount that visited last year's event. 

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

        

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Physicians, families affected by childhood cancer hope for more funds for research

    Physicians, families affected by childhood cancer hope for more funds for research

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:50:52 GMT
    Lin Carter and his daughter, Noelle, pose for a photo while she received cancer treatments in Houston, Texas earlier this year. Photo from Carter Family.Lin Carter and his daughter, Noelle, pose for a photo while she received cancer treatments in Houston, Texas earlier this year. Photo from Carter Family.

    September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is a disease that affects thousands of children in the U.S. each year, but the good news is that more and more children are surviving cancer.  

    More >>

    September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is a disease that affects thousands of children in the U.S. each year, but the good news is that more and more children are surviving cancer.  

    More >>
  • Lumberton Police Chief not reappointed

    Lumberton Police Chief not reappointed

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:50:20 GMT
    Lumberton has a new Alderman after a special election was held. Photo credit: WDAMLumberton has a new Alderman after a special election was held. Photo credit: WDAM

    Alderman in the city of Lumberton voted unanimously to not reappoint Police Chief Elsie Cowart. According to Alderman Jonathan Griffith, the alderman voted 5-0 to override the mayor’s previous veto to keep Cowart during a Tuesday night special called meeting. Griffith said Shane Flynn was appointed as the new police chief. Cowart was police chief since 2012. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    Alderman in the city of Lumberton voted unanimously to not reappoint Police Chief Elsie Cowart. According to Alderman Jonathan Griffith, the alderman voted 5-0 to override the mayor’s previous veto to keep Cowart during a Tuesday night special called meeting. Griffith said Shane Flynn was appointed as the new police chief. Cowart was police chief since 2012. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

    Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:51:05 GMT
    Source: WDAMSource: WDAM
    Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
    Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
Powered by Frankly