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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.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. expanding taproom hours to include Saturdays

April 07, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Events, Memphis

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Starting later this this month, Memphis Made Brewing Co.’s taproom will be open on Saturdays — one extra day per week to enjoy their beers right from the source.

The expanded taproom hours will be celebrated with a beer party, of course.

Hopped, a spring beer release party, will be held on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 6 p.m., in the brewery’s parking lot near the I Love Memphis mural. The all-ages event is free.

Memphis Made, which is located at 768 Cooper, opened its taproom to the public in November, but it’s only been open one day per week.

“People have been asking us to open the taproom on other days besides Friday for some time,” Andy Ashby, co-owner of Memphis Made, told FuzzyBrew. “We decided the best way to launch Saturdays was with a big party with a bunch of limited release beers, great music, bikes and food.”

In addition to an array of spring beers on tap, there will be music from Mighty Souls Brass Band and Goner Records. Food will be available from Fresh Gulf Shrimp food truck, Food Geek food truck and Aldo’s Pizza.

Bikesmith, the mobile bike shop, will also be parked at the brewery. Any attendees that ride their bike to the event will be entered in a raffle to win prizes such as a growler of Memphis Made Brewing beer each month for a year, as well as other prizes.

The first 100 customers will received a Hopped pint glass.

Along with Memphis Made’s regular line-up, a few of the new beers on tap will be:

  • Waka Waka Too, an IPA brewed with lime peel
  • Rockbone Wood, a barrel-aged IPA
  • McFuggle, a Scottish IPA
  • All Sewn Up, an English Pale Ale only available at the Lucero Family Picnic and Hopped

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.