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.”