The River City Brewers Festival is moving out east and will be a smaller affair for the fourth annual event this weekend.
The beer tasting event, which benefits the Harwood Center, is being held Saturday at the Mesquite Chop House, 3165 Forest Hill Irene in Germantown, from noon to 4 p.m.
There will be samples of over 30 craft beers and music from Devil Train. Advanced tickets are $30 and can be purchased online.
I don’t have many more details to share. The event’s previous website, rivercitybrewersfestival.com, hasn’t been updated with information about this year’s event. There’s a more current Facebook event page, but not much information is posted.
The River City Brewers Festival was last held in March of 2012 at Beale Street’s Handy Park, which was a great venue for a beer festival. There were over 100 different beers poured, including craft beers and homebrew, over two tasting sessions, so it was a much bigger deal.
If anyone has more info about this year’s event, please share it below in the comments.
Tennessee Brew Works is opening its “Tennessee Taproom” this week, making it the latest Nashville craft brewery to open a tasting room.
The official opening for the taproom at 809 Ewing Ave is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. The taproom will also be open Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m.
“With the tasting room overlooking the brewery, you’ll be able to enjoy all of our brews while observing up close where the beer was created,” according to an e-mail from the brewery.
Basil Ryeman, Country Roots, Cutaway IPA, Extra Easy and Southern Wit are Tennessee Brew Works’ “headliners,” or year-round beers.
Tennessee Brew Works is distributing its craft beers to bars and restaurants in the Nashville area but plans to expand to Memphis, too.
The second annual Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival is coming up this week on Friday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., in North Little Rock.
The festival, presented by the Argenta Arts District, will feature over 50 breweries pouring over 250 beers. Food from eight local restaurants will be served, and Edwards Food Giant will be grilling up brats. Food and beer is included in the ticket price.
Tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the door and can be purchased online now.
The event will be held at the Argenta Farmer’s Market Plaza, 520 N. Main St., in North Little Rock.
As Conan O’Brien’s website put it, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog went to the Great American Beer Festival “to see beer snobs in their natural habitat.”