Beale St. Brewing expands distribution to North Mississippi

Beale St. Brewing founder Kelvin Kolheim (Photo courtesy of Kelvin Kolheim)

Beale St. Brewing Co., the brewery behind Memphis-themed beers such as Space Age Sippin and King’s Ransom, has launched distribution in North Mississippi.

Beale St. Brewing signed a distribution agreement with Clark Beverage Group that will send its beers to most of Mississippi north of Jackson, including DeSoto County, Oxford, Clarksdale and Tupelo, brewery founder Kelvin Kolheim told Memphis Beer Blog.

“It’s huge. We’ve been working on it for over a calendar year now,” Kolheim said. “We’re excited to get down and put some beer in Mississippi and do some tastings.”

While Beale St. Brewing officially launched in North Mississippi last week, the brewery is no stranger to the Magnolia State.

Beale St. Brewing has been contract brewing with Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Kiln, Miss. The Gulf Coast brewery has been making Beale St. Brewing’s regular offerings in the last few years, including Space Age Sippin, a hazy IPA, and King’s Ransom, a peanut butter and banana porter.

More recently, Beale St. Brewing has contracted with Soul & Spirits Brewery in Downtown Memphis to make smaller-batch Beale St. beers.

“We want to keep it fun, and keep it interesting, and keep celebrating Memphis. So we’ve been trying to just rotate out what we’re doing, just playing with it,” Kolheim said. “All of them do pretty well, are well received, but we just wanna switch it up and keep it interesting right now.”

Kolheim founded Beale St. Brewing in 2020 after his passion for homebrewing led him to make a career change.

Beale St. Brewing does not yet have a physical brewery or taproom location in Memphis.

Kolheim said he’s focused on a possible location for his brewery in Downtown Memphis, though he’s not ready to share much just yet. He doesn’t want to jinx himself.

“We’re working on a space, dialing in on a space,” Kolheim said. “We’re excited about it. Hopefully we can share something with you soon on where we’re going.”

For now, Beale St. Brewing’s beers, both cans and kegs, can be found around Shelby County, as well as at a handful of spots in Nashville, plus, of course, new locations in Mississippi.

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