I didn’t quite have it together last year and missed the Memphis Brewfest at AutoZone Park. That I’m still recovering today is a good measure of the enormity of that mistake.
Our friends Jon and Bridget were in town from Madison, Wis., which made it all the more fun. We cooked up some burgers and cowboy caviar to fill everyone’s bellies beforehand, which is probably the best idea we’ve ever had.
The festival had 24 serving stations with more brews than are probably possible to sample in just three and a half hours. That doesn’t mean we didn’t try, though. There were many varieties of beer, and the servers kept the lines moving quickly, with generally generous pours. I tried to focus on the hoppy beers, but I had some great crisp and refreshing brews, too, like the Magic Hat Wacko and New Belgium’s Somersault.
I also really enjoyed sampling all of the Bluff City Brewers‘ homebrews. The club had a great showing and very tasty beers.
Don’t miss this festival next year.