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Tickets on sale for 2014 Memphis Brewfest at AutoZone Park

December 16, 2013 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

2014 Memphis BrewfestTickets for the 2014 Memphis Brewfest at Autozone Park went on sale today.

The fifth edition of the craft, homebrew and international beer festival will be held Saturday, April 26, from 4-7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $40. After April18, ticket prices go to $43. You can buy them online here.

A maximum 2,000 will be sold.

All net proceeds from the festival benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and the Memphis Redbirds Foundation.

Beer haven: 30-tap Madison Growler Shop opens inside Midtown Memphis’ Cash Saver

December 16, 2013 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Memphis

The Cash Saver grocery store in Midtown, which already boasts of the best selection and prices for packaged craft beer in Memphis, has unveiled a new addition just in time for the holidays.

The 30-tap Madison Growler Shop, with 64-ounce glass jugs of beer to go, opened for business Friday inside the grocery store at 1620 Madison Avenue.

Madison Growler Shop at Cash Saver

It’s the first growler-fill station inside a Memphis grocery store, and it opened just on the heels of The Growler, which debuted in Cooper-Young earlier this month as Memphis’ first growler shop.

Cash Saver’s growler shop will be open Monday-Saturday, from noon to 8 p.m.

Cash Saver - Growlers

The shop sells glass growlers for about $5, or you can bring one in to fill. Prices range from about $4 to $9 per fill, though Yazoo Brewing Company’s limited-edition 10-year IPA went on sale Friday for $14. Like everything else in the store, Cash Saver sells growlers for cost, plus 10 percent.

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On their first day of business, Cash Saver craft beer manager Taylor James (above) and Erica Bodine filled about 50 growlers in the first five hours, and that was even before people has gotten off work.

So, needless to say, business was brisk.

Cash Saver-Taylor James

The growler station features local beers, including Memphis Made Brew CompanyGhost River Brewing and  High Cotton Brewing Company (no Wiseacre so far), and regional beers, like Schlafly Beer, Abita Beer, Blackstone Brewing Co. and Yazoo. Other breweries featured include Fort Collins Brewing Co., New Belgium, Brooklyn Brewery, Stone, Rogue and Sierra Nevada.

Due to Tennessee beer laws, only “low gravity” beers, which are about 6.25 ABV or lower, can be sold at the store.

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As more Memphians ditch the Bud, Miller or Coors in favor of a craft beer, growler shops are becoming the latest business to help meet the growing demand for good beer.

In addition to Cash Saver’s Madison Growler Shop and The Growler, Memphis Filling Station has announced plans to open in early 2014, and a growler station is being planned as part of the East Memphis Whole Foods expansion.

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For the latest beer news from Cash Saver,  follow the Madison Growler Shop on Twitter, @madisongrowler. Also, you can follow Taylor James, @taylorhjames, and Eric Bodine, @scootette.

Boscos brewpubs offering limited-time holiday gift card deal — buy $100, get $25 free

December 12, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

For a limited time, Boscos is again offering a special deal on gift cards for the holidays — buy a $100 gift card, get a free $25 card.

The cards are available to purchase at any of Boscos’ four brewpubs — Memphis, Little Rock, Franklin and Nashville. They are not available online. Offer expires Dec. 24.

Boscos gift card deal

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High Cotton Brewing hires Graham Reese Design Group to design, build new taproom

December 10, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

Memphis’ High Cotton Brewing Co. will open its much-anticipated taproom in 2014.

The brewery announced this week on Facebook that it has hired Graham Reese Design Group to design and build its new taproom, with a grand opening in early 2014.

High Cotton FB update

High Cotton opened a microbrewery at 598 Monroe, across from Kudzu’s Bar & Grill, earlier this year and has been distributing beers to local bars and restaurants.

In other High Cotton news, the brewery has hired Paul Cottam to serve as brewery operations manager. Cottam, who recently worked at Ghost River Brewing, will oversee operations, maintenance and packaging, among other responsibilities.

High Cotton Brewing Co.