Good morning! How are y’all doing so far this week? My week has been good, but I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend already! I won’t be traveling to Starkville this time, and originally I thought I had a restful weekend ahead, but home girl just went and signed up for a 5K only later to realize that the temps are supposed to be below freezing. What was I thinking?! We also have a tailgate party to watch the Alabama vs. Mississippi State University game with a bunch of small groups from my church. Other than that though, relaxing!
This past weekend I attended a fun Grand Opening event for Lucky Town Brewery! Nick wasn’t able to drive down so I took a co-worker and we had a blast. The event had a tour, live music, and food trucks. I was excited to find out about the event and started researching Lucky Town Brewery. The brew master originally started by hosting brew tastings at his house. Getting good beer in Mississippi hasn’t always been easy, so once he was onto something, he knew he wanted to make this a public affair – Lucky Town Brewery was born! I’m always excited to see new & exciting things in the heart of Mississippi.
So when we arrived to the event, you stood in line to pay your admission fee for a beer card and the card came with 6 half pours or you could choose two half pours for a full glass. The glass was yours to keep.
Drink Mississippibly y’all!
It took me a minute to understand the saying haha, but I believe it means to drink Mississippi (support local!) and drink Responsibly (duh!) – makes perfect sense to me! Once we got our beer glasses, we got in line to try our first beer. I went with the Pub Ale which was their lightest beer on tap. It was absolutely wonderful. I did half glasses throughout the night (being Mississippibly ) We ran into another guy from work, so we spent the first part of the night hanging out with him and his friend. They’re both MSU grads, so that gave us something to talk about! We were suppose to have a tour of the brewery, but we couldn’t quite figure out how that worked. I never heard them announce it and I never saw tour groups going around. I believe they have tours all the time though, so I’ll try to snag one of those eventually! Overall, it just seemed like a large party – drinks, food, music, & community!
They had some food trucks setup outside. I was ecstatic about this because I don’t believe I’ve purchased from a food truck before. We had 3 different options (2 were food trucks, one was a stand) – Burgers, Mexican, and Hotdogs.
We decided to check out the burger joint first, Lurnydsgrille, and see what options they had. It was simple, you can get a beef burger or a black bean burger and then you had options to top it off. I went with the Classic burger (cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions) while Rachel chose the Kimchi Burger. I don’t remember what all it included and it’s not showing up on their website right now, but it had this delicious chili sauce (no meat, I asked!). I tried a bite of Rachel’s burger and it was so flavorful. They were both delicious! The black bean patty was home made (no morning star or boca) and it was the perfect size and texture. Towards the end, it fell apart some, but I asked for a fork and scooped the rest right into my mouth. Next time I’ll have to be more adventurous than a Classic Burger and try some of their unique toppings!
Our friendly food trucker was really excited when I asked her if I could take a selfie for my first Food Truck Experience!
Once we finished up our burgers (I’m still craving another one y’all!) then we found ourselves at the live band – good music, good friends, good drinks!
The other two beers we enjoyed throughout the night were Hop Fiasco & Flare Incident. I’d say overall my favorite was the Pub Ale that I had my first 2 rounds, but the other two beers were great too. It took a few sips before I felt comfortable with the taste of it, but once I did, I really enjoyed it. The Flare Incident smelled like coffee and had a very strong & unique taste. I really enjoyed the coffee feel to it, definitely a good winter beer in my opinion. The Hop Fiasco was probably our least favorite. Again, it took me a few sips to get use to the taste, but once I did then I enjoyed the brew. I wasn’t able to finish my whole glass of that though, I almost did, but made it to the front of the line before finishing, so they refilled me with Flair Incident. Rachel wasn’t a fan of the Hop Fiasco at all – she had maybe 4 sips total, she preferred the Pub Ale all around. Clearly we’re both light beer drinkers since we loved the Pub Ale option for the night!
I’ve been somewhat of a homebody lately so it was nice to get out of the house for a fun event located in Jackson supporting a local business & brewery. One of my favorite things about local events are the people you run into! I was excited to see some friends who attended as well. You might recognize Mary Lindsey in the bottom picture because I talked about her a lot during the 28 day Health Starts Here Challenge, she’s the Healthy Eating Specialist there! We actually chatted a good bit about the various diets that circulate and I enjoyed hearing her opinion on them.
I’d like to thank Lucky Town Brewery for an awesome event and I look forward to many more! Congrats on your Grand Opening, I’d say you the turnout was a success!
- Have you attended a Brewery Grand Opening?
- Do you prefer a light or dark brew?
- What’s the best food truck experience you’ve had?