Lucky Town Brewing will be just the second brewery in Mississippi. Help us grow the beer culture in the South. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 12, 2012.
About this project
How this works:
- We need some $$$ so we can start brewing at a commercial level, meaning there will finally be beer for you to try!
- Kickstarter allows people with great ideas a chance to execute them with help from supporters like you, i.e. a small donation.
- Kickstarter will only charge your card and disburse the money to us if we reach the $20,000 goal by the deadline.
- WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!
- Also, it's quick and easy:
STEP ONE: Sign into Kickstarter -
just need an e-mail and create a password, that's it
STEP TWO: Sign into Amazon (if you already have an account you're good to go)
STEP THREE: Kick us $5 or more and your card will only get charged once we reach that $20,000 goal! (And get some cool stuff like this growler, see the list to the right!)
We need your help to Kickstart Mississippi's 2nd Brewery!
Living in Mississippi, the selection of beer has always been limited compared to the rest of the country – but that does not stop those of us who seek out the diverse supply of the world’s greatest beers. Some drive across state lines to acquire the finer choices at festivals and suppliers alike, while others exchange trades with those from other states in search of the locally forbidden. For those who truly take matters into their own hands, homebrewing beer becomes the purest form of gratification.
Driven by an extreme passion for both innovation and beer, our Brewmaster took what was once just a dream and decided to create a beer that would not only break state laws but also help change the very same laws that Mississippi has let fall behind. For eight years, he brewed beers of many different styles as a hobby - and with each tasting that he would hold at his home, the crowds grew larger. Eventually, he would be convinced that this beer should be available to those patrons who also appreciate the finer beers of the world.
Lucky Town Brewing Company was founded on this very notion – to craft beers that break boundaries between the working men and women of Mississippi and their wish for locally produced premium beer. With that mission, Lucas Simmons decided to grant those wishes by sharing his passion for crafting beer in 2011.
At Lucky Town, we’ve assembled a team that has the skill set, the knowledge, and the passion to bring our beer to you. We not only want to provide the craft beer community with beer that they will love, but to challenge the rest to:
Be Bold. Rediscover Beer.
What are we doing?
Opening a microbrewery in the Jackson metro area!
Lucky Town’s ultimate goal is to stay true to our homebrewing roots by producing unique, artisanal, handcrafted ales and lagers. We intend to offer at least four year round beers that will roll out in pairs, but we also will be releasing small batch brews throughout the year that will be available in smaller quantities. Small batching will allow us more freedom to experiment with ingredients not normally found in beer that you find in Mississippi, providing for an ever-evolving product range rather than a fixed seasonal schedule. Examples include the southern pit barbeque inspired stout called “Stout of the Rising Sun” which uses smoked grains combined with roasted jalapenos and Lucky Town’s unique take on a winter warmer called "What the Elf?" that has cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, orange peel, figs and vanilla in it to give it a wonderful holiday flavor. Along with these will be the small batch Kaizen Saison, an ever evolving beer used to explore new flavor profiles and push the limits of what beer can be. We will never shy away from using non-traditional ingredients. Expect plenty of things aged in unique barrels, including sour beers that will spend as much as 3 years in the barrel getting funky.
What do we need money for?
We can't wait to start brewing commercially so that you can finally have a taste of our hard work, but we need some start-up funds to do it first. We are asking for $20,000 but have a higher goal of $40,000 for initial funds, and of course the more we get, the faster we get started. With help from you we can move our vision from dream to reality!
What Lucky Town will be...
Our ideal space would encompass a tasting room with a broad selection of our beer on tap for patrons to enjoy, including growler fills and six-packs for sale so you can take our beer home with you. Unfortunately, the State of Mississippi doesn’t allow for any of this to take place - we intend to change that. Lucky Town is devoted to modernizing our state’s beer laws so that residents and visitors to our state can enjoy and appreciate a local handcrafted beer the freshest way it was intended to be appreciated, which is from the brewery taps.
We love Mississippi, and we plan on giving back to the local community once we are up and running. Lucky Town will produce exceptional beers within the brewery, but we intend to reach out and enhance the Jackson area by hosting craft festivals - music, art, and beer. We will also have space in the brewery that will be available for the public to use as a studio, meeting or gathering space for special events.
Lucas, Chip, Brandon & Angela
Links you should CLICK
Check out our beers and learn more about us: www.luckytownbrewing.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $25 or more
Your name will be included on a commemorative plaque to be displayed in the brewery upon opening. You will also receive (2) limited edition Lucky Town Brewing bumper stickers & (2) can koozies.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
In addition to prior level's rewards, you will receive a limited edition Lucky Town Brewing Original Scofflaw t-shirt available only to our Kickstarter supporters.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
In addition to prior level's rewards, you will receive a (1) year membership to Raise Your Pints (a non-profit organization whose mission is to help bring the highest quality beers in the world to Mississippi), RYP shirt, sticker and pint glass.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
In addition to prior level's rewards, you will receive a (1) year membership to Lucky Town Scofflaws - a club of supporters of the brewery that will receive first notice of new beer releases and special privileges at local Lucky Town events. This includes a Lucky Town Scofflaws growler that you will be able to fill with delicious beer, an invitation to the Grand Opening of the future brewery facility, and a ceremonial pint glass to commemorate the event.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
Beer anyone? In addition to prior level's rewards, you will receive an invite to a private firkin tapping of a one-time brewed Lucky Town cask ale. Lucky Town will provide you with a pint glass and some tasty foods to compliment.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
In addition to prior level's rewards, you will receive a private beer dinner for (4) at a local restaurant featuring Lucky Town's first beer releases.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,000 or more
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Want to leave your mark on the brewery? In addition to prior level's rewards, you will get to name a tank in the brewery that will be visibly displayed for all to see! Feel free to get creative.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
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How about the beer? In addition to prior level's rewards, you will get to name a small batch beer & you will receive a custom tap handle made for this beer and (2) pint glasses. Again, feel free to get creative.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
Want more freedom? In addition to prior level's rewards, you get to choose the style of beer brewed & BREW this beer with our brewer, Lucas Simmons, who will supply you with the recipe for you to keep. All travel expenses will be covered by Lucky Town.Estimated delivery:
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
For one lucky person, our brewer Lucas Simmons and a cook will travel to your location and provide a four course meal paired with four unique beers. In addition to prior level's rewards, you will also get a signed photograph of the Lucky Town crew along with you and it will be framed and hung in the brewery as a reminder that you were Bold enough to give us ten grand. Oh, and we will send you a copy of the signed photograph too.Estimated delivery:
- (60 days)