Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Porch Taproom at Lazy Magnolia Brewery

by Charles Pierce

A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit the Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company located in Kiln, MS. At their quaint taproom, affectionately named The Porch, I was able to enjoy some food and delicious taproom only brews. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to my next visit.

The Lazy Magnolia Brewery has been distributing delicious craft beer since opening in 2003. In the last few years they have been doing contract brewing for some smaller breweries, including Chafunkta Brewery out of Covington.

During my visit I tasted quite a fed of their taproom exclusives while enjoying some delicious pimento cheese and artisan bread from their kitchen. 

Though all of them were tasty as hell, these are the ones that stuck out to me the most:

Southern Pecan w/Rum - This one was probably my favorite. The booziness of the rum shined through but didn’t take away from the true flavor of the brown ale. With no ABV listed I’d guess it’s close to at least 9% if not more.

Bramblin’ Man Sour - This is the perfect sour for anyone wanting to try this style for the first time. Subtle with just enough bite. This is a beer I could drink many of in one sitting.

Mole Ole - This reminded me of the Cocoa Mole from New Belgium’s Lips Of Faith series but with less heat which isn’t a bad thing. This would be great on a nice cold evening.

Black IPA - This one had some nice roasty notes to it and a touch of sweetness. Reminded me a bit of Dr. Hoptagon from Parish Brewery. Very tasty indeed.

If you find yourself traveling the Gulf Coast either on a local brewery tour or just looking for a pit stop for some food and good beers I highly suggest stopping off in Kiln and visiting the folks at Lazy Magnolia. Tell them Chuck P sent you!