Making Craft Brew in Mississippi, the Land That Beer Forgot

Lazy Magnolia Brewing seeks success in America’s poorest state

When Mark and Leslie Henderson opened Lazy Magnolia Brewing in 2004, their hometown of Kiln, Miss., was an unlikely place to make beer. Halfway between New Orleans and Biloxi on I-10, the town of 2,000 was known for being the place where Brett Favre played his high school football and not a whole lot else.

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