Brewery: Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co.
Location: Kiln, Mississippi
Style: American Pale Wheat Ale
Fuzzy Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Until this weekend, I’d never tried any of Lazy Magnolia’s beers.
In Memphis, I don’t know of any places with Lazy Magnolia on tap. And the only bottled beer I see in stores is Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Pecan, quite possibly the only beer around brewed with whole roasted pecans. Since I am deathly allergic to nuts, this is one beer I can never try. (My friends would call that beer “Mikey Death.” In fact, I think Grant tried to kill me once with the Southern Pecan.)
So when I ventured this weekend to Oxford, I was thrilled to find a Lazy Magnolia beer that I could actually drink and live to write about: the Reb Ale.
The Reb Ale was Lazy Magnolia’s first recipe brewed for a specific location — in this case, Oxford and the Rebel Black Bear beer drinkers of the University of Mississippi.
Oxford is a special place, deeply rooted in history and a vibrant center for the arts and Southern culture. This special recipe was a way to thank the initial and continued support of Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company by the good folks in Oxford, as well as the throngs of Ole Miss Alumni who make annual trips to their alma mater,” according to Lazy Magnolia’s website.
It’s a very crisp beer, with a nice balance of malts and hops. The website says it’s dry hopped for aroma, and I picked up on a bit of a piney scent, but not too much.
The beer is a nice amber color, and well carbonated. There is a hoppy bite to this beer, but overall it’s smooth and very drinkable.
I would definitely pick up a six-pack of the Reb Ale if I ever see it at the store.
If you’ve tried this beer, or just have something to say, please leave a comment below.