Crooked Letter Brewing received the approval they needed to move forward on their proposed brewery at their location behind Broom’s in Ocean Springs. Tonight, the City of Ocean Springs held a planning meeting, and the brewery’s plans were heard and approved. The next step will be State and Federal Licensing. Crooked Letter Brewing plans to be in production later this year. They also recently posted about their equipment shipment on their Facebook page.
Who’s ready to see our Tanks and Kettles?! We’ll be posting pics in the next few days. Stay tuned…. they’ll be on their way shortly!
Crooked Letter Brewing Company is urging everyone to come out in support of our new brewery location, tomorrow evening. The Planning Commission meeting is at 6 PM in the O.S. City Hall. Please, please, please pass this along to everyone you know and urge everyone to show up! This is extremely important to the brewery. If we don’t get this site then it will be at least another few months added on to our opening schedule, not to mention the extra money spent and lost! I hope to see many of you guys and gals there!
In light of the fact that our Ocean Springs Planning meeting is tomorrow at 6pm at the OS City Hall, which we encourage all local fans to attend, we would like to make the following statement, as we are still being asked by new-comers to craft beer, what the difference is between a Brew-Pub and a Brewery in Mississippi.
Here is the run down.
#1 We are a manufacturing facility. This means that we make beer and we ARE NOT A BAR.
#2 Individuals will not be able to buy craft beer direct from Crooked Letter Brewing CO. (Sorry troopers, but that is Da Rulz)
#3 We produce awesome beer then sell it to a distributor.
#4 The distributor comes to us once a week and picks up the fruits of our labor.
#5 The distributor then takes it back to their warehouse for storage.
#6 The distributor sells it to establishments who are legally able to buy and sell beer.
#7 From these very cool places you, the savvy craft beer drinker, will be able to obtain that which is the Crooked Letter awesomeness!
#8 This means if the establishment you are in run out of The Crooked you or they can not come to our facility to get more. The said place that is able to buy and sell beer, that did not buy enough of The Crooked, and has let the river run dry, must call our distributor to obtain the Crooked Letter craft beer from Distributor’s warehouse, not ours.
This is indeed how it works!
Please plan to attend the Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday to show your support.
The crew at Crooked Letter Brewing Company unveiled their new label artwork at their booth at Top Of The Hops Jackson Beer Festival. In case you missed the event or booth, they recently posted their artwork on their Facebook Page.
Also, below is a listing of their four core beers that they plan to release later this year:
Robust Porter / Infused with Rich Coffee and Dark Chocolate
(6.5% abv 49 ibu’s)
Bold Italian Style Lager
(7% abv 45 ibu’s)
(See Also: New label artwork for upcoming Crooked Letter beer, Stabello.)
(7% abv 13 ibu’s)
American India Pale Ale
(7.5% abv 70 ibu’s)
Paul and Wanda Blacksmith of Crooked Letter Brewery are scheduled to speak at the Brew University during the Top Of The Hops Jackson Beer Festival:
Opening A Brewery 101 With Paul And Wanda Blacksmith
Of Crooked Letter Brewery.
The Blacksmiths will discuss the challenges of opening a brewery, but most importantly
how to overcome these difficulties. They will walk through the planning of opening a
brewery from start to finish and the role that Raise Your Pints has in helping local breweries.
Crooked Letter Brewery will also have a booth with special prizes, activities, and give-aways. Stop by and show your support.
Ocean Springs location appears to be very promising. However, we are set for a Special Use Permit hearing on August 14th, and will not be setting up shop until all approvals are in place. Shooting for an Early November Grand Opening.
Update (7/22/12 10:21PM):
The hearing will be at 6 PM on August 14th at Ocean Springs City Hall. Please come out to show your support if you are able to.
According to Crooked Letter Brewing Company, they have signed agreements with the following distributors to distribute their beers:
- REX Distribution (Gulf Coast)
- Southern Beverage (Central MS+)
- Mitchell Distributing (East Central MS, Northeast MS)
- LA Craft
- Southern Eagle
- Mockler Beverage
- Champagne Beverage.
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This is label artwork for an upcoming beer from Crooked Letter Brewing Company.
Style: Extremely bold and full bodied Italian Style Lager. NOTHING like other commercial Italian beers. This beer will be among our first four being released later this year and is our only Lager. IBU – 49. ABV – 7%. Aroma – just wait.