Big news from Memphis’ Wiseacre Brewing Co. Here’s a press release:
WISEACRE ANNOUNCES TASTE THE RARITY INVITATIONAL BEER FESTIVAL
Craft beer fest to bring in nations most buzzed about breweries.
Memphis, TN (March 4, 2014) – WISEACRE Brewing Company is excited to announce the first annual Taste the Rarity Invitational Beer Festival on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 3:00-7:00p.m. WISEACRE will host breweries from across the country as they showcase rare brews, many of which have never before been available in the Mid-South. Participating breweries include Half Acre, Haymarket, Off Color, Goose Island, and Solemn Oath (all from Chicago); New Belgium (Ft. Collins, Colo.); Oakshire (Eugene, Ore.); Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis); Rivertowne (Pittsburgh); Rhinegeist (Cincinnati); Sierra Nevada (Chico, Calif.); Single Cut (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Stone (San Diego); Three Floyds (Munster, Ind.) and Union (Baltimore), as well as Nashville’s Yazoo and Memphis’ own Bosco’s, Ghost River, High Cotton and Memphis Made.
“This will be an opportunity for local beer enthusiasts to taste some of the best craft beers in the country,” says WISEACRE’s Kellan Bartosch. “Three Floyds is a rock star in the beer world and Haymarket’s Pete Crowley, who’s won more than 50 medals, has trained and influenced dozens of brewers in Chicago and beyond including my brother Davin. Memphians will get to experience the incredible work all these breweries are doing and, at the same time, we can show the brewers and their fans how awesome Memphis is as a destination for craft beer and tourism in general.”
“These brewers are our friends, mentors, peers and supporters in the craft beer industry,” adds WISEACRE Brewmaster Davin Bartosch, “We wouldn’t be where we are without their input and influence, so it means a bunch to us to be able to show off what we’re doing at WISEACRE and what’s happening here in Memphis. Kellan learned a ton from his time with Sierra Nevada and from people like Stone’s Brian Dewey. Solemn Oath’s Tim Marshall came up through Rock Bottom Brewery like I did; he and I have collaborated for years, just as I have with a lot of these guys.”
Taste the Rarity will feature live music from the Mighty Souls Brass Band, a variety of local food trucks and limited-release beers from WISEACRE like their once a year bottle release UNICORNUCOPIA. Tickets can be purchased at http://wiseacrebrew.com/store/.