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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.

Hops in Spring beer tasting event at University of Memphis on April 11 to benefit St. Jude

April 02, 2015 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Hops Into Spring - LogoThe Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis is hosting “Hops Into Spring,” a craft beer and gourmet burger tasting event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 in the Grand Ballroom at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Avenue.

The beer tasting will feature beer from Wiseacre Brewing Co. and Eagle Distributing and local homebrew from the Memphis Brewers Association. Food will be prepared by the students.

Here’s more from the event organizers:

The event’s highlights include a best burger contest, a live performance by the University’s own Sound Fuzion band, a silent auction with items like a Basketball signed by Memphis Tigers Coach Josh Pastner and a Grizzlies Jersey autographed by two time NBA All-star Marc Gasol, a live auction featuring artwork created by University of Memphis students, a FedEx hub tour and flight simulator, a speed painting show, and more. Guests will also have a chance to win a certificate to attend a closed practice with Josh Pastner and the Tigers Basketball Team!

The students are planning the whole event and have the following social media accounts: @HopsIntoSpring on Twitter and Instagram, #HopsIntoSpring2015 to see the latest news, and find the event on Facebook.

Chris Browne, a Kemmons Wilson School student and the student chair for the event, said, “The experience of planning this event has been a memorable one for me and my classmates. Not only do we get a real world experience of planning an event, we also get the satisfaction of benefiting such a wonderful organization, the one that not only inspires us, but the entire world.”

Malorie Taff, a Kemmons Wilson student and a Décor Team member, said, “To me, this event is not only a grade or a line on my resume, but an opportunity to help the kids of St. Jude have a future and to raise awareness for the extensive research they accomplish at the hospital. It also helps me gain experience while I’m in school so when I graduate I have the knowledge necessary to be successful and to put me ahead of the competition.”

Cost will be $50 per person or $450 table of ten guests. Tickets can be purchased at www.stjude.org/uofmhops.

Memphis Made to brew ‘All Sewn Up’ collaboration beer for Lucero Family Picnic

March 30, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Press Release:

MMBC Brews For Lucero Family Picnic

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is proud to announce a collaboration with the legendary local band Lucero on a limited release beer for the band’s upcoming Family Picnic, held April 18 outside of Minglewood Hall. That day is also the kick off for Memphis Beer Week.

Memphis MadeNamed “All Sewn Up” after the Lucero song on the band’s 2001 first full-length, self-titled album, the beer is an English Pale Ale designed for easy sipping at this outdoor event.

The Lucero Family Picnic is making its Memphis debut this year. The band proudly hails from Memphis, more specifically, Midtown.

“So, upon considering inviting our entire Lucero Family to our hometown of Memphis Tenn., Lucero decided to not only share our music but also share all things Memphis that we know and love,” John C. Stubblefield, bassist of Lucero, said. “So, in order to give the Family a true taste of Midtown Memphis, Lucero has partnered with Memphis Made Brewing (our favorite Midtown Brewery) to create a beer brewed from the delicious artesian well water of Memphis called Lucero’s All Sewn Up Ale. A nice light ale that will pair well with Central BBQ and a good ole Memphis spring block party. Come on down to Minglewood Hall on April 18th and get a taste of Lucero’s All Sewn Up Ale whilst listening to Lucero. After all, we are Memphis Made!!!”

Memphis Made head brewer and co-owner Drew Barton worked with the band to come up with the style.

“To say Drew and I are excited about working with Lucero on a beer is an understatement,” Andy Ashby, co-founder of Memphis Made, said. “We’ve been fans a long time, catching shows at a packed Young Avenue Deli years ago. Heck, I can still play half the songs I learned on guitar off the Tennessee album.”

The beer will debut at Madison Growler and Bottle Shop in the Cash Saver at 1620 Madison along with a limted edition Lucero Family Picnic growler the week before the picnic. A date will be finalized later.

Lucero Family Picnic poster“Getting to be a part of the Lucero Family Picnic is a big deal for us,” Taylor James, manager of the Madison Growler, said. “I was born and raised here in Memphis, so to get the opportunity to work with them is pretty surreal. And for our part to be a limited edition growler is like icing on the cake. Pairing what we do best and what they do best is pretty sweet.”

Of the 504 growlers, one will contain a golden ticket affixed to its cap. One lucky person will get tickets to the Lucero Family Picnic on April 18 at Minglewood Hall.

All Sewn Up will be also be served at the Family Picnic.

Minglewood Hall will be blocking off South Willett Street to make their parking lot bigger for the show.

The Lucero Family Picnic will have music by Lucero, the North Mississippi Allstars, Marcella & Her Lovers, Clay Otis, Robby Grant and DJ Colin Butler. The FBM BMX Group will also perform.

The Picnic will open doors at 2 p.m. with music performances starting at 4 p.m.

The FBM BMX crew will have ramps set up and start their routine at 3 p.m.

A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to a local charity.

General admission and VIP tickets are available through luceromusic.com.

Kids under 10 get to party for free if accompanied by an adult.

More information about Minglewood Hall can be found at minglewoodhall.com.

For more information about Lucero, contact Kim Ross at Kim@7smgmt.com

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.