I’ve always kinda wondered about this stuff. Sure, it’s probably not a true craft-beer, but my curiosity finally got the better of me. It’s actually shrouded in a bit of secrecy. The jug tells us it’s made by the Mississippi Brewing Co. in Utica, NY, curious enough on it’s own. When you visit http://www.mississippibrewingcompany.com/ you’ll find a brewer supply store and a nano brewery in Gulfport, MS. The site carries the statement “We do not make Mississippi Mud”. They do re-direct us to Arizona Beverages, the owner of the Mississippi Mud brand. And according to BeerAdvocate.com, the Mud is contract brewed by Matt Brewing Co. the makers of New York’s Saranac beers. So there ya have that. Man.
After all that, I gotta say, it’s actually pretty good. A nice opaque mahogany pour with some red hues and a thick foamy head that looks not unlike the stuff that forms on the side of a dirt road in a rain storm. The nose is grainy and floral with hints of caramel and dark fruit. The taste and mouth-feel are a little less impressive. Basically milder versions of the aroma notes restated on the palate carried by a light refreshing body. The finish is dry with a little hop bitterness. Far from one of the best beers I’ve reviewed here on Brews & Barres, but not bad stuff at all for $3.50 a quart. The beer snobs on BA are way to critical of this brew, in my opinion.