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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.

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.