A brewing company founded in 2003 and opened in 2005, it is Mississippi’s first package brewery since Prohibition. The first batch of beer was brewed on the Lazy Magnolia system, hitting the market on the Gulf Coast, in March of 2003.

Mark and Leslie Henderson, founders, are proud of their award-winning brews (Bronze at the World Beer Cup, among other kudos), and have weathered many storms, including Hurricane Katrina that briefly shut down operations when it hit in September of 2005. By the following month, the brewery was operational again, but the Hendersons lost their home to the storm.

Looking back, Mark and Leslie say the memory of sitting on top of the brewhouse for the first time is still fresh in their minds. They insist they had tears of joy, pride, anticipation, and no small amount of terror streaming down their faces.  They live in constant amazement at the impact Lazy Magnolia has had during their first ten years. They look forward to the next ten, and invite everyone at your favorite Beer of the Month Club to join them in their journey.

Dedicated to providing the best possible products, their offerings include Southern Hops’pitality IPA, a traditional IPA with a bold citrus burst on the front end, and hints of tropical fruits (grapefruit, orange and mango) in the finish. They use a unique hop blend for an exciting dry-hopped aroma; and with a light straw color and crisp, smooth finish, this will help you share some “Southern Hops’pitality” with your loved ones.

Jefferson Sweet Potato Cream Stout is brewed with real sweet potatoes and lactose (milk sugar). The ideal southern stout, the sweet potatoes provide the background to an impressive taste with added notes of roasted chocolate, coffee & creamy, dark caramel flavors.

Featured Beer from Lazy Magnolia Brewery: Southern Hops’pitality IPA & Jefferson Sweet Potato Cream Stout

INDIA PALE ALE —Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Hops’pitality IPA: Here’s a unique opportunity to compare, side by side, two different India Pale Ales. Bent River’s is more bitter; Lazy Magnolia’s is exceptionally smooth. (Take advantage of the Rate Your Selections feature on the front page, and weigh in with your top pick. We’d love to hear from you! Your input is key to helping us deliver exactly what  you prefer to your door.)

CREAM STOUT — Lazy Magnolia’s Jefferson Sweet Potato Cream Stout: Usually rich and dark, cream stouts are full-bodied top fermented ales, highly hopped and dry. Rich and creamy, this version is subtly sweet, perfect for dinners ending with a chocolate dessert.


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