The first cans of Wiseacre Brewing Company beer are hitting Memphis store shelves, albeit slowly.
Wiseacre’s Ananda IPA (6.2% ABV) is now available in six-packs for $7.59 at the Superlo Foods, 4744 Spottswood Avenue, in East Memphis. You can also buy the cans at Wiseacre’s brewery at 2783 Broad Avenue.
Quantities are extremely limited for now as brothers Davin and Kellan Bartosch, founders of Wiseacre, get the new canning line running smoothly and continue to provide beer to the establishments that serve Wiseacre on draft.
“We don’t want anyone who has our beer to run out,” Kellan said.
The brewery has been open for just over a month, and growing to meet the rising demand is a challenge, he added.
So far, Ananda is the only beer that’s been canned, but there are plans to can Wiseacre’s other year-round beer — Tiny Bomb American Pilsner — soon.
In other Wiseacre news, there will be an Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m., featuring the Mighty Souls Brass Band. Wiseacre will be tapping its Oktoberfest beer (5.9% ABV) and there will be German food from Grawmeyer’s. Oktoberfest pints are $1 off if you’re wearing German garb, so wear your lederhosen. Also, if you have a stein with a clearly marked liter line, you can get it filled for $8.