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Bernoulli’s ‘Clone Wars’ contest aims to find best homebrew recipes for Memphis craft beers

March 23, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Competition, Craft beer, Memphis

Bernoulli Brew Works logoSearch the Internet and you can find tons of homebrew recipes that will let you clone well-known craft beers, from Pliny the Elder to Hopslam.

But what about recipes for beers from Memphis craft breweries?

With that in mind, Memphis homebrew shop Bernoulli Brew Werks has announced the Clone Wars homebrew competition, aimed at recreating four Memphis brews: Ghost River Riverbank Red, Wiseacre Ananda IPA, High Cotton ESB and Memphis Made Reverberation Belgian Coffee Stout.

On Sunday, Bernoulli’s Brooks Sease said a fifth beer, from Boscos, is likely being added, though the beer has not been selected.

“There is no guide, no suggested ingredients, no BJCP manual, no limits to your imagination…” according to Bernoulli’s website.

“So get out on the town and hit your taprooms, bars and stores to pick up these great beers so you can begin your research.”

The contest, which is based on a point system, starts in May and continues through September. The brewer with the most points at the end of the competition will be named the “Master of the Memphis Homebrew Galaxy” and will win a 15-gallon stainless steel SS Brewtech conical fermenter valued at $595.

What’s really cool about this competition is that brewers from each Memphis brewery will be judging the entries for their clones. The fee is $20 for the whole series or $8 for one beer entry.

Participants sign up for the competition at Bernoulli’s shop when they get their first ingredients. Bernoulli’s is located at 2881 Poplar Avenue at Chickasaw Crossing.

For more information, go to bernoullibrews.com/clonewars.

Boscos to host brewmaster’s dinner on March 17

March 08, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Events, Memphis

Boscos in Memphis’ Overton Square is hosting a brewmaster’s dinner on March 17. Tickets are $40 per person. Call 901-432-2222 to make reservations.

Check out the menu below:

Boscos Brewmaster's Dinner menu

Historic Goldcrest 51 beer returning to Memphis market this spring

March 06, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, History of beer, Memphis

Historic Goldcrest 51 label

Goldcrest 51, the flagship beer of the historic Tennessee Brewing Company, is coming back to Memphis.

The new Goldcrest Brewing Company has resurrected the original Goldcrest 51 recipe and will release the beer this spring to bars and restaurants in the Memphis area, according to the company’s website.

Goldcrest, a golden lager, was brewed by the Tennessee Brewing Company in Memphis until its closing in 1955. It was the best known and leading beer sold in Memphis for decades.

Little Rock author Kenn Flemmons, who wrote the Finest Beer you ever Tasted about Goldcrest and the old Tennessee Brewery, is general manager of the Goldcrest Brewing Company.

Memphis Made brews up ‘Sully’ for TJ Mulligan’s

March 05, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Distribution, Memphis

Memphis Made growler in snow

Press release:

MEMPHIS MADE BREWS UP SULLY FOR TJ MULLIGAN’S

Despite the snow, two local businesses are working together to make March a great beer month.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is brewing a limited edition red ale, named Sully, for the TJ Mulligan’s family of pubs.

Sully, named after Memphis Made co-owner and Midtown businessman Richard Sullivan, will debut at six local pubs on Friday, March 6.

These pubs include Last Burger on Earth (LBOE) in Midtown, TJ Mulligan’s on Highway 64, TJ Mulligan’s at Trinity Commons, TJ Mulligan’s at Kirby and Poplar, Dan McGuinness in East Memphis and TJ’s Pub at Quince and Kirby.

“It’s been fun working with Memphis Made to develop a beer heading into Saint Patrick’s Day,” Lee Adams, owner of the TJ Mulligan’s family of pubs, said. “More and more people are drinking fresh local beer and this is another step we’re taking to make sure our customers are happy.”

Sully is a well-balanced red ale made for good session with friends.

Head brewer and Memphis Made co-owner Drew Barton developed Sully with input from Adams.

“We were looking for an accessible beer which the gamut of TJ Mulligan’s customers could enjoy,” Andy Ashby, co-founder of Memphis Made, said. “I think we got it.”

The beer goes with Memphis Made’s focus on working with local businesses, from bars to t-shirt shops.

“I’ve been drinking at TJ Mulligan’s pubs since college and to brew a beer for them is pretty surreal,” Ashby said. “It’s been fun.”

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is a production brewery located at 768 S. Cooper St. in Midtown’s historic Cooper-Young neighborhood. It currently self-distributes kegs and bottled beer to nearly 100 bars, restaurants, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout Shelby County. The public can visit the tap room, open every Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.

For more information, go to www.memphismadebrewing.com.