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Wiseacre’s ‘Men Not Machines’ honors 175th anniversary of The Commercial Appeal

April 20, 2016 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Wiseacre's Men Not Machines

For 175 years, The Commercial Appeal has covered the news, events and people of Memphis.

The reporters and editors who helped usher the newspaper through the Civil War, Yellow Fever and the Josh Pastner era would no doubt celebrate a hard day’s work with a cold beer.

To mark the newspaper’s anniversary, Memphis’ Wiseacre Brewing Co. has brewed a limited-edition commemorative beer, Men Not Machines, that will be released this week.

The beer — a maibock with popcorn added, or maizebock —  was named after a 1941 article about how “men, not machines make newspapers.”

The release party for the beer will be Friday at Wiseacre’s taproom, 2783 Broad, starting at 4 p.m. Attendance is free, and the first 100 people to buy the beer will receive a commemorative glass.

Memphis Made releases exclusive beers for Gonerfest 12

September 22, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Fuzzbox IPA bottle picPress Release:

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is unleashing a dual beer attack for this year’s Gonerfest.

The Midtown brewery has brewed two beers for Gonerfest 12, a music festival spanning five days this week at various venues around town.

First up is Gonerbrau, a delicately hopped cream ale. At 4.5 percent ABV, this is a smooth beer made for drinking at a crowded Goner show.

For the second act, Memphis Made is bottling for the first time in a long time with a limited run of Fuzzbox IPA.

This beer (6.2 percent ABV) has a piney resin from New Zealand Rakau with hints of stone fruit head banging in the background.

Fuzzbox will be sold in 750 milliliter bombers with cover art by Seth Fountain.

“We don’t bottle often, but we’re big fans of Gonerfest and want to support it,” Andy Ashby, co-owner of Memphis Made, said. “Goner Records is our neighborhood record store and they work really hard to make this happen every year. We hope this beer makes a great festival that much better.”

Over the past 11 years, music fans from Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central America and all across the United States have come to Memphis for Gonerfest.

This is the second year Memphis Made has brewed beer for Gonerfest. Last year, it bottled Guitar Attack IPA in 750 milliliter bombers.

“We love partnering with Memphis Made – it’s our neighborhood brewery and they make great beer,” Zac Ives, co-owner of Goner Records, said. “Nothing goes down better than a cold beer at the rock show. It’s the perfect fuel for a five-day rock and roll party.”

Ghost River Brewing releasing seasonal Honey Wheat in bottles

April 10, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

Ghost River BrewingMemphis’ Ghost River Brewing is releasing its seasonal Honey Wheat ale in bottles.

Honey Wheat is Ghost River’s third beer in bottles and first seasonal to come off the Downtown brewery’s bottling line. The beer was bottled this week, so it should be hitting shelves soon.

Here’s Ghost River’s description of the beer: “Ghost River Honey Wheat is a play on a traditional American wheat beer, enhanced with locally sourced honey and sweet orange peel. The result is a slightly sweet beer with an inviting golden hue and a palette teasing note of orange on the finish.”

Ghost River Golden Ale and Riverbank Red, both year-round beers, are also available in bottles. Ghost River started bottling the Golden Ale back in the winter of 2011, just as the Memphis beer scene started to come to life.

Limited-edition Lucero growlers on sale Friday at Madison Growler & Bottle Shop

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

Memphis MadeAs we told you last week, Memphis Made Brewing Co. is brewing a collaboration beer with Lucero for the band’s upcoming Lucero Family Picnic, coming up April 18 outside of Minglewood Hall.

“All Sewn Up” will make its debut this Friday at Madison Growler & Bottle Shop, in the Cash Saver at 1620 Madison, during a launch party from 6 to 9 p.m. All Sewn Up is an easy-drinking English Pale Ale named after one of the band’s early songs.

The beer will be for sale, along with a sweet special-edition Lucero Family Picnic growler from the growler station.