Chandeleur (“shan-duh-leer”) Island Brewing Company was started by Cammack Roberds and Cain Roberds from The University of Southern Mississippi. Their love of beer began in the 90’s, which eventually lead to homebrewing, and an endless pursuit of finding the best craft beers the World had to offer.
They chose the name “Chandeleur” in honor of one of their favorite places, the Chandeleur Islands off the coast of Mississippi. The uninhabited island chain is approximately 50 miles long and is home to some of the best redfish and speckled trout fishing on the planet.
Cam and Cain were born and raised in Gulfport, MS. Being raised on the coast instilled in them a true love for the water. When they’re not brewing beer, you’re almost guaranteed to find them fishing or cruising in a boat with family.
As they gained a real passion for craft beer and continued to hone their homebrewing skills, they began to dream about opening their own microbrewery. Several years later, in July of 2012, Senate Bill 2878 became law, raising the permissible alcohol content in Mississippi beer from 5% by weight (6.25%ABV) to 8% by weight (10.1% ABV). The fellas knew that it was high time to start making their dream into a reality. And, they knew that Mississippi was the place to do it.
In December of 2013, they purchased a historic building in downtown Gulfport and broke ground for what is now Chandeleur Brewing Company. Their vision is to handcraft some of the most excellent ales on the Gulf Coast using only the finest, freshest malted barley, hops, and local ingredients.
Passion Fruit Sour Ale
If you live near the Gulf Coast, you're familiar with Lovebugs. Twice a year these critters hatch and fill the sky. They may wreak a little havoc on your vehicle, but other than that we don't really mind them. It's just a part of life on the Gulf Coast. This release in our Gulf Sour Series pays homage to those cute little bugs we see every spring and fall. Brewed with passion fruit and mangoes, this sour ale is both sweet and tart. Enjoy by the water and under the moonlight.
Sour Ale with Guava
Guavas are a unique fruit whose flavors have been described as anywhere from a mix between a pear, a banana, and a pineapple. While we don't know the best way to describe how a grave really tastes, we sure do like brewing with them. This beer started off as a golden ale soured with our house culture. We added copies amounts of guava puree to the tanks. The acidity of this beer will stand up to rich foods like cheesecake or even lighter fare like a summer salad with berries and gorgonzola. Enjoy with music and friends!
This northwest style sour is brewed with a clean lactic acid fermentation. Heavy on the wheat, this beer has an extremely soft mouthfeel. The addition of tangerine juice to the fermenter brings out the tart from the lactic while keeping the beer dry and refreshing.