LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel's first craft beer brewery is making 'slow' and steady gains in a growing industry in Mississippi.
Slowboat Brewing Company is owned by Laurel natives Kenny and Carrie Mann and it's been in operation for about six weeks.
"(We're) still a brand new brewery, we're learning a lot, I guess that's something we'll continue to do for the whole life of the brewery," said Kenny Mann.
The company brews three types of beers, which can be found in coffee houses and restaurants in Laurel, Hattiesburg, Bay Springs, Waynesboro, Jackson and the Gulf Coast.
"We had looked at possibly doing a restaurant or a bar, a little bottle shop or something like that," said Mann. "Ultimately, we knew if we didn't do a brewery, that we would always just want to do more, so that's how we got to be where we are today."
The Brewery is located in the old WAML-AM Radio Station.
Tours of the facility are conducted every Saturday from 3-8 p.m.