18 Apr Day 10 (#30Beers30Days)
For Day 10, I visited H. Harper Station in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown neighborhood. They have a Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan ale (4.4% ABV) that caught my eye! Lazy Magnolia is Mississippi’s first brewery founded in 2003. The Southern Pecan is quite possibly the world’s 1st beer made w/pecans. Apparently, they use the pecans just like grain…I’m a southern girl. Why would I NOT want a beer brewed with whole roasted pecans?!
Upon the first sip I find myself in love with this pecan brew. It’s mild and sweet but not overbearing. When it’s open, it smells like IHOP’s pecan syrup. Seriously! It had a rich, creamy head that looked almost like meringue. I found it quite interesting though, that it was not a highly carbonated beer – it lost much of its fizz pretty early on. Through my readings, I’ve learned that certain grains (wheat, oats and rye, in particular) are known to produce great foam or head on a beer. I’ve also learned that oil will kill beer foam pretty quickly. My theory: perhaps this beer did not have as much foam because of the high oil content found in nuts.
At any rate, the Southern Pecan ale was a beautiful mahogany color, malty and perfectly balanced. I can totally envision myself drinking this on a hot summer day, in a rocking chair, on a porch somewhere…
It’s probably getting quite lame that all my brews get high marks. But maybe I just know how to pick ’em! The Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan ale gets…you guessed it…an A!!
Good night folks!