Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
When I started my 50 beer challenge a couple of weeks ago, there were a few states that I was a little worried about finding beer from, one of those being Mississippi.  If you’re not familiar, Mississippi is definitely not known for their craft beer scene.  In fact, there is only 1 brewery (Lazy Magnolia) in the entire state, and I had to figure out a way to get my hands on their beer.

Luckily for me the craft beer industry is generally pretty friendly and I was able to score a couple of bottles of the Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, which is a pretty tough beer to find in the other corner of the country.

I’ve heard some great things about their beers, so I was eager to try out Southern Pecan, a nut brown ale that is made from actual pecans.

The beer poured a pretty clear brown color, reminding of the south as it somewhat resembled a beautiful glass of iced tea. I poured straight down the middle which produced very little head that was gone in less than a minute.  There wasn’t much in the way of lacing either.

The aroma, which isn’t as nutty as I thought it would be, is very pleasant with a nice layer of sweetness and toasted malts with the nut smell somewhat hidden. Overall not that strong of a smell, but nice nonetheless.

I really enjoyed the flavor of this brown ale as it is pretty unique. The roasted malt and nut flavors dominate, but a carmel sweetness lies in the background. You can definitely taste the pecans which give this beer a character of its own. There is some decent carbonation at the end that leaves the tongue tingling, but then the pecan flavor returns to even things out.

What I learned from this beer is that despite the lack of breweries, Mississippi can produce solid beers despite the limits to their ABV. If you’re able to get your hands on any of their beers, definitely give Lazy Magnolia your support and try them out as they seem to know what they’re doing.

This was a pretty solid brown ale and I’m glad I was able to try it out.

My Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Review: B+

Here are the details:

ABV: 4.39%
IBUs: 19
Style: English Brown Ale

What’s your thoughts on Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan?


Logan is the owner of Blog About Beer. Along with blogging, he is also the author of two books, Beer Lover's Oregon and Beer Lover's Washington, an avid homebrewer, husband, dad of 2 girls, business owner and lover of ridiculously spicy foods.


  1. Nice! I have been wanting to try this beer for over a year, but no matter what, my travels never lead me to a place where I can purchase it. What are you going to try from Iowa? I have a few suggestions if you haven’t already picked.

  2. This is a nice beer. It’s one I pick up on my frequent beer runs to Memphis (from Arkansas).

  3. I’ve enjoyed this at the airport bar in Gulf Port, MI….very tasty!

  4. Being that I live in Mississippi, usually it is I who is talking about hard to get beers given our current archaic laws regarding alcohol content in beer. I suppose there is a silver lining with regard to access to Lazy Magnolia beers.

    Southern Pecan is a good representative of not only southern beer but Mississippi as well. It’s unique pecan flavor is pleasant, but it also remains true to the nut brown ale style. I also recommend Lazy Magnolia’s Jefferson Stout (sweet potato cream stout) and Indian Summer (spiced ale).

  5. I’ve tried 3 or 4 from Lazy Magnolia and enjoyed them all. It’s been a while since they are NOT available in S. Florida, but I believe my favorite was the Jefferson Stout. I hope that they are able to change the laws in MS to give more people the desire to brew great beer.

  6. I like Lazy Magnolia. I toured the brewery while I was in Mississippi last month. Southern Pecan is a good attempt but I prefer Cigar City Bolivia over this beer. Jefferson Stout is my favorite from them I could drink it all the time if they sold it here in Philadelphia.

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