Lucky Town Brewing Company was founded in Gluckstadt by a group of beer enthusiasts. They later opened a brewery in Jackson, which is set to close early-March.
Lucky Town Brewing Company was founded in Gluckstadt by a group of beer enthusiasts. They later opened a brewery in Jackson, which is set to close early-March.
Lucky Town Brewing Company announced last week that after six years of operation, the company that was founded in Madison County would be closing its doors in early March.

Founder and co-owner Lucas Simmons said that they were hampered by a series of recurring issues.

“We had some ongoing issues and did not see it as something we could sustain long-term,” Simmons, who helped start the business in Gluckstadt, said.

Simmons and four of his friends debt financed the business six years ago. Many founders maintained day jobs and worked long hours after work to make the brewery a reality. An announcement on the brewery’s Facebook page last week said that they had been “undercapitalized” since day one.

“It is unfortunate but I keep telling people that we don’t regret anything. We were part of building something we could be proud of, helped push game-changing legislation for brewers in the state and had a lot of fun doing it,” Simmons said. “We hope we have convinced a few more people to drink beer brewed locally in Mississippi. We are friends with a lot of the other breweries in the state and they are all locally owned so that money stays in Mississippi.”

Lucky Town founders and employees, as well as brewers and enthusiasts, statewide were instrumental in pushing a Cory Wilson co-sponsored bill that passed in the summer of 2017 that allowed brewers in state to sell their product for onsite consumption, allowing Lucky Town to open their tap room.

Simmons and company started in Gluckstadt, where they took their name.

The goodbye post featured an outpouring of support from both within the state and outside. 

Jan Richardson of Ridgeland wrote, “Oh Lucky town! We will miss you!”

Carrigan Mitchell of Madison left a message saying how the brewery had opened her up to her new favorite variety of beer, the sour.

Simmons said to unload their remaining inventory they have extended their tap room hours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday to Friday and 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. On March 9, they will host their last Sippin’ Saturday, a regular event the brewery with food trucks and live music.