Episode 19: New Magnolia Brewing
What a joy it was to sit down with John Ferguson, Co-Founder and Manager of New Magnolia Brewing. Located on Bevis Street in Houston Heights, New Magnolia will celebrate its 2nd anniversary in November. They make some of the best beers in Houston, and we got to try some!
We started with the Heights Light Lager, a bronze medal winner at the U.S. Beer Open Championship. We also tasted Hella Pils, Czech Style Amber, WYSIWYG, and Tropical Splitz. We learned the origins of the names of WYSIWYG and Ennio Pils. And we talked about their Revolution IPA, a series using the same malt base with different hops.
Our road trip conversation diverged into a discussion about the best BBQ in Texas. And if you want to try the beers that John would drink if it were his last day on earth, you’ll need to visit the brewery. They are open 7 days a week. Make sure to check out their art wall. The art is for sale, and they rotate the artist every 3-4 months.
Our conversations with John were so good. Thank you, John, for spending time with us. Thank you, The Cove on Hamblen, for being so generous with your space. Thanks for listening!