Founded in 2018, Key City Brewing Co. is the delightful dream of Brewer/Owner Zack Erickson and his wife, Kaitlin. Inspired by the Belgian brewing tradition they witnessed on their honeymoon in Belgium, they began brewing small, 5-gallon batches on their stovetop. Before too long, Kaitlin pushed Zack to pursue his passion full-time, which lead to starting his career in the illustrious San Diego beer community, working for two award-winning breweries, (Council Brewing Co. & Groundswell Brewing Co.) while attending UC San Diego’s Brewing program. Armed with practical experience and brewing theory, he decided it was time to reach for his dream. Family and the perfect building lured him to Historic Downtown Vicksburg with the dream of creating a warm and inviting brewpub where craft could flourish. Teamed with the creative minds of Cottonwood Public House, Key City found its home within CPH’s gorgeous walls, alongside legendary craft cocktails and mind-blowing craft pizza.
Using a 3-barrel brewhouse, Key City put its first beer on tap, Mississippi Queen, in March of 2018. Selling out of the first batch in just 6 days, the small brewhouse in the window began churning out classic and experimental styles left and right. Crushablely light beers, hop-bomb IPAs, robust stouts, and out-of-this-world sours line the tap walls and fill the glasses of friends and family in Downtown Vicksburg.
Warm and inviting, the brewpub has become a bastion of expression, community, and craft; providing a venue for people of all walks of life to enjoy a pint and commune with fellow beer lovers. Come and share a beer with us, socialize with friends, and find your craft.
Drink. Revel. Repeat.