It’s Back! The Return of Biloxi Blonde Beer at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino  

Even the fiercest of hurricanes can’t keep a popular beer gone forever. Just ask patrons of Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss., who recently celebrated the return of the popular Biloxi Blonde beer. The light colored beer (hence the name “Blonde”) was crafted in the casino’s brewery (the first microbrewery in the state) that was destroyed when Hurricane Katrina struck the area in 2005.

No more brewery meant no more Biloxi Blonde. However, that didn’t stop the guests from asking when would the beer return.

“People never forgot,” comments Anthony Caratozzolo, assistant director of food and beverage. “The buzz and memory about Biloxi Blonde has always been there.”

So, the casino took the next step by approaching Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company in Hancock County to create a newer version of the private label beer.

“It seemed like a nice fit for us to partner with them.”

Leslie Henderson, brewmaster, describes the beer as a very simple German-style Kolsch beer.

“It has a crisp flavor to it and is a very pleasant beer to drink.”

She adds it appeals to everyone.

“It’s lighter, but there is enough to the beer to appease beer aficionados.”

According to Caratozzolo, Lazy Magnolia did a “fantastic job;” and even with the updated the logo, the feedback has been positive from the guests.

“Biloxi Blonde brings back good memories.”

photo courtesy of Beau Rivage Resort and Casino