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.