While Ginny Tonic and Charlie were down in Memphis, they took time out to look for local craft beers and learned just how great they have it in Cincinnati. That said, they came back with two local favorites, Lazy Magnolia Brewing’s Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale and Ghost River Brewing’s Golden Ale. Listen as they discuss Memphis beer culture, sample a bottle each of these beers and share tales from the road.
Run Time: 12 Minutes and 41 Second
The Beers of Memphis
Ghost River Brewing’s Golden Ale
(From the official website ghostriverbrewing.com)
Ghost River Golden Ale is brewed with the finest two-row malted barley and German variety hops, Ghost River’s mellow, refreshing character is accentuated by Memphis’ soft water. Munich and caramel malts give this beer enough sweetness to balance the crisp, dry finish.
Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale
(From the official website lazymagnolia.com)
Mark is the crazy, creative force behind Lazy Magnolia. He comes up with ideas that often seem to have no chance of succeeding. One of those ideas was to make a beer with pecans. Many attempts at nut-beers have resulted in failure due to the high oil content. Mark was determined, so Leslie designed the recipe to work around the problem of nut oil. Even so, she had very little faith in the creation until they poured the first perfect pint. Southern Pecan has been a big hit ever since.
Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale is the first beer in the world, to our knowledge, made with whole roasted pecans. The pecans are used just like grain and provide a nutty characteristic and a delightful depth to the flavor profile. This beer is very lightly hopped to allow the malty, caramel, and nutty flavors shine through. The color is dark mahogany. Southern Pecan won a Bronze Medal in the 2006 World Beer Cup in the Specialty Beer category.