“Not Just Named After a River” Mississippi. Named after that big river that pours down from Minnesota, Mississippi is home to not only gorgeous vistas, but some of the nicest folks on the planet (heck, they do call us the Hospitality State, don’t they?). That neighborly Southern charm pours into each glass of craft beer brewed right here in the South. Mississippi is packed with beer events and festivals to keep you smiling all year long. Never miss a single event by joining our online BeerFests.com community, where you can share your love for craft beer with fellow Mississippians.