|Christiana Miller of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, LLC|
at 16th Americas Food & Beverage Show, Miami, Fla.
Their support of the local community does not stop there. They employ locals, and after Hurricane Katrina, they rebuilt the brewery using Mississippi workers. They also support regional business by buying hops from California, Oregon, and Washington State.
"It's not a stereotypical craft beer because it's four point two percent alcohol and very sessionable," said Miller, adding, "we are the first opened brewery in Mississippi since prohibition."
The Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale had a slightly sweet smell and a rich, smooth flavor. There was just a hint of toasted pecans at the end of the sip.
Lazy Magnolia beers have been selling in North and Central Florida for some time. "People love to drink local," Miller said. The brewery just broke into the South Florida market. "The whole southeast has embraced us," she added.
They also have a sweet potato cream stout called Jefferson Stout, made with Mississippi sweet potatoes. Unfortunately, it was not available for tastings at the show. I guess I'll have to wait until it gets into South Florida restaurants.
To find out more, you can go to www.lazymagnolia.com or check with your local restaurant or bar.