Convention Center staff prepares for 4th Annual Beer Fest - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Convention Center staff prepares for 4th Annual Beer Fest

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The American Homebrewers Association estimates there are approximately 750,000 home brewers in the United States. Since the Mississippi home brewing law went into effect last year, craft beers have been growing in popularity throughout the state.

Project manager Trevor Starnes has put together the 4th Top of the Hops Beer Festival in Biloxi.

"There's always been a nice buzz for craft beer in Mississippi, it just hasn't been as prevalent as the last couple of years," Starnes said.

"More people are getting into it, and I just think it's good for the industry of craft brewery, and it's only going to get bigger in the next couple of years."

Vice President of Rex Distributing Company Ann Magruder says the boom of beer breweries makes events like this enjoyable.

"It's very fun to be able to compare different beers and the different styles," said Magruder.

"Then just speaking with the brew masters and learning what they go through to put a beer together and put it up to market and why it tastes differently, or what different hops they use."

Along with the beer tasting, the World of Sam Adams returns with educational sessions throughout the event, where beer fans can learn more about cooking with beer, how to pair their beer with food and news from around the brewing world.

Magruder enjoys sessions like this so beer lovers can understand the taste of each brew.

"Learning all of the details and science behind the beer and then being able to taste it and seeing what it does to your tongue and how it can compare to food on a palette."

"It's just something that everyone can try together, and it's a really good community atmosphere," Starnes said.

Beer fans can also look forward to great live music, food and a corn-hole tournament.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Arguments in Street capital murder trial begin today

    Arguments in Street capital murder trial begin today

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-07-25 12:42:07 GMT

    A Jackson County jury has been seated. Opening arguments begin this morning in the capital murder trial of Scotty Street. Street is accused of stabbing Frankie Fairley to death in 2014 and stealing her van. Officers say Street drove that van to D'Iberville where he reportedly robbed a convenience store. Fairley's body was found in a field not far from her Hurley home. The discovery was one day after family reported her missing.

    More >>

    A Jackson County jury has been seated. Opening arguments begin this morning in the capital murder trial of Scotty Street. Street is accused of stabbing Frankie Fairley to death in 2014 and stealing her van. Officers say Street drove that van to D'Iberville where he reportedly robbed a convenience store. Fairley's body was found in a field not far from her Hurley home. The discovery was one day after family reported her missing.

    More >>
  • Plans to open aviation museum in Gulfport hit road block

    Plans to open aviation museum in Gulfport hit road block

    Monday, July 24 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-07-25 02:49:43 GMT

    Supporters of what's called the Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum said they were recently told much needed repairs can't be made using a $250,000 grant acquired from the state.

    More >>

    Supporters of what's called the Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum said they were recently told much needed repairs can't be made using a $250,000 grant acquired from the state.

    More >>
  • Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Rain puts Pascagoula's new football turf on the clock

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:09:56 GMT
    Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)Rain has slowed down construction crews as they attempt to put a new field turf at War Memorial Stadium (Photo Source: WLOX News Now)

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>

    The Pascagoula Panthers open the 2017 football season on the road. In fact, their first three games are road contests. That scheduling quirk may give field turf crews just enough time to get War Memorial Stadium ready for the September 8 home opener. The wet weather in South Mississippi is placing quite the burden on construction workers as they attempt to complete stadium renovations. The project was suppose to be finished before the beginning of Pascagoula's football season.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly