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Seymour
08-17-2004, 03:12 PM
I was recently back home visiting the folks in Jackson and had the chance to sample beers at Hal and Mal's. A long-established night club and restaurant, the last couple years they've also had a brewpub operation. I had their IPA, Pilsner, and stout. Delicious! Especially the IPA; spicy, floral, went well with a pile of just-right fried oysters. Yum! If you're in the Jackson area, and looking for a great restaurant with now great beers, I recommend Hal and Mal's.

Wilson
08-17-2004, 03:33 PM
Thanks for the info. I get by Jackson every so often, so next time I'm in town I'll stop by. I hope it gets enough support to keep it up!

newportstorm
08-17-2004, 03:40 PM
Most brewpubs make $$ on their food menu and can afford to keep the brewing operation running on slimmer profits if they want to. Some greedy prick owners don't agree and I've seen a few brewpubs get flushed for no good reason. If the owner is even remotely interested in beer, local brew should do well (provided it's tasty).

BTW, here's their website (only thing I don't like is the menus in pdf form):

http://www.halandmals.com/

Cheers!

Seymour
08-18-2004, 11:21 PM
Anybody been to the brewpub in the Treasure Bay Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi? I've yet to come up with a useful enough excuse to get down there. It's been open some several years. What I've heard is mostly touristy, but maybe those of you with a more practiced palate can give some useful feedback.

newportstorm
08-19-2004, 07:35 AM
Originally posted by Seymour
Anybody been to the brewpub in the Treasure Bay Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi? I've yet to come up with a useful enough excuse to get down there. It's been open some several years. What I've heard is mostly touristy, but maybe those of you with a more practiced palate can give some useful feedback.

Not sure how recent or reliable this info is, but All About Beer has it listed as closed:

http://www.allaboutbeer2.com/brewpubs/nav_links2.cgi?start=0&State=MS

Seymour
08-19-2004, 05:33 PM
Oh. Bummer.

CNOIZE
09-10-2004, 11:08 PM
Concerning the Treasure Bay Casino, I rang them and they say the Buccaneer Brewery is still open. It has been a while since I've been there; the beer was somewhat off, each one a poor example of its style. I would not recommend the trip. Just down the road, though, in the Beau Rivage Casino is the Coast Brewing Co. Excellent beer there.

The Coast brewpub is the oldest in the state, and it is only about five years old! Thanks for the posting about Hal and Mal's in Jackson. I did not realize that MS had a third brew-pub. I will definitely try it out next time I am passing through.

chazwicke
09-11-2004, 08:36 AM
Welcome to the board. I'm heading to New Orleans on Wednesday. How far are these brewpubs from the Crecent City.

CNOIZE
09-11-2004, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the welcome. Biloxi is about 1.5 hr from N.O. If you're in the French Quarter, I would recommend stopping by Vieux Carre Wines and Spirits (a store) on Chartes St. They have the best beer selection that I've found in the city. If you'll be looking for a bar, I have to recommend Cooter Brown's.

chazwicke
09-11-2004, 08:53 PM
I actually stayed in Biloxi once and drove over to N.O. but it was a number of years ago. Thanks!!

chazwicke
09-12-2004, 12:38 PM
Any word on Ivan coming that way this week? Wondering If I should still attempt N.O. on Wednesday?

CNOIZE
09-12-2004, 10:03 PM
Of course, these things can be unpredictable, but I think you'll be okay. Probably be some rain in N.O., but I don't the high winds will get west of my area. Poor Florida, they've had rotten luck the past month.

CNOIZE
09-13-2004, 10:04 PM
Now it looks like the bad stuff will get out that far west. Probably not such a good idea to go out to N.O. Wed.

fretlessman71
09-13-2004, 10:27 PM
It does indeed look like the New Orleans area's worst nightmare is going to come true... isn't most of that city below sea level? This could be really really bad...

chazwicke
09-14-2004, 08:58 AM
They guys I'm traveling with still want to get out of town for a few days so we will decide this morning. The suggested alternative site is Montreal. I'm up for that instead of N.O.

Wilson
09-14-2004, 09:51 AM
NOLA is under a voluntary evacuation as of now and may well yet become mandatory. I would suggest visiting at a later date. I was there for business just yesterday and lines for gas are gettting long and getting out of town was a pain.

chazwicke
09-14-2004, 10:03 AM
Thanks! We cancelled that trip and are checking into our alternate, Montreal. I'm not up for weathering a hurricane below sea level.

Seymour
09-16-2004, 02:39 PM
Well, looks like the Crescent City was spared again. With twenty-twenty hindsite, it's a shame you couldn't get down there, Chazwicke. Gonna miss out on all that spicy Cajun food, oysters big as hubcaps, and Preservation Hall...and Dixie Beer!

chazwicke
09-18-2004, 02:21 PM
I went to Montreal instead and had a great time. There was a brewpub right around the corner form my hotel (Called Brewtopia) and most places had at least one or two microbrews. So I fared pretty well. Also had plenty of oysters (3 doz.) and I won a little less than $1,000.00 at the casino. (Canadian dollars :( ). I always enjoy New Orleans when I'm there but the trip to Montreal was nice because it had been a very long time since I was last there and most of the things I require when I travel were there. Thanks!