DIME Entertainment Magazine is taking over the Southern Prohibition Taproom for Tapas, Taps and Lagniappe, a tasting and taproom tour to benefit Extra Table, on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1-5 p.m.
For a $15 tour fee, attendees can sample up to six of SoPro’s beers, alongside cajun themed tapas from Hattiesburg restaurants: Vicki’s on Walnut, the Keg & Barrel and Crescent City Grill. Jackson’s own Deep South Pops will also be present with their mobile popsicle stand, offering flavors to match with the beers on tap. DIME will also be giving away a $300 tattoo to one lucky winner, courtesy of Hattiesburg Tattoo.
“Giving back doesn’t have to be expensive or boring,” said DIME Editor Jacqueline Lee. “We want to give South Mississippi residents another excuse to visit this awesome taproom in the name of a good cause. We’re fortunate that Extra Table is such a focused and important charity based here in Hattiesburg and we want our readership to get involved by doing what they would do anyway on a Saturday — eat and drink.”
Proceeds from each tour fee will go directly to Extra Table.
Extra Table is a local non-profit organization with the mission of providing new, healthy food for the 670,000 people who are food insecure in the state of Mississippi. Through a partnership with Sysco, the nation’s largest food distributor, Extra Table raises funds, purchase healthy food bundles from Sysco and has the food shipped to over 20 food pantries and soup kitchens from Pascagoula to Tupelo.
“At Extra Table, we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to collaborate with people who are invested in the cities and communities that they live and work in,” said Stacy Ahua, Program Coordinator for Extra Table. “We’re excited to team up with Southern Prohibition and DIME on a fun, unique event that everyone can enjoy, while still helping others.”
The beers that will be offered on tap include, Nitro Ragana, Ragana 2015, Devil’s Harvest, Jack the Sipper, Suzy B, Nitro Fireant, Fireant, Soul Glo, and Lazarus.
“When we opened Southern Prohibition, part of our mission was to ‘make Hattiesburg an even greater place to live’ and accomplishing that is most enjoyable when we find people who also want to make Hattiesburg greater in every sense of the word,” said Emily Curry, Marketing Director of Southern Prohibition Brewery.
“Teaming up with DIME to raise funds for our friends at Extra Table is a no-brainer. These people are passionate and it shows in everything they do.”
The SoPro Taproom is located at 301 Mobile Street in downtown Hattiesburg. The taproom is open for public tours (must be 21 and up) on Thursdays and Fridays each week from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-5 p.m. For details visit soprobrewing.com.