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Whole Foods in East Memphis to host Friday beer samplings for next 4 weeks

October 18, 2013 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Whole FoodsStarting today and continuing for the next three Fridays, the Whole Foods Market in East Memphis, 5022 Poplar Avenue, is hosting a Friday evening craft beer tasting on its patio featuring a different brewery each night.

From 4 to 8 p.m., there will be free beer samples and $1.99 longnecks, along with different give-aways and food.

Today’s tasting features Yazoo Brewing Company’s Fall Lager. Yazoo’s Ivan Chester will be on hand for the event. There will be loaded gourmet dogs for sale for $2 and some free snacks, too. There’s also swag with a purchase of a 6-pack or 4-pack, and Hop Project is $1 off.

Here’s the rest of the line-up:

Friday, Oct. 25: Schlafly

Friday, Nov. 1: Wiseacre

Friday, Nov. 8: Sierra Nevada

Cash Saver to host Yazoo growler fill event on Wednesday

July 16, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Yazoo Brewing CompanyGrowlers from Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company will be sold for a limited time Wednesday at the Cash Saver grocery store in Midtown Memphis.

Yazoo beers will be sampled and growlers of Rye Saison and Hefeweizen will be sold for just $10 (that covers the liquid and glass) from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Bottles of The Beacon, the Yazoo-Calfkiller Brewing Company collaboration beer, will also be on sale for $2.

Yazoo’s Ivan Chester will be on hand for the festivities.

Yazoo in Memphis: Hop Project flights, cask night on tap this week

December 11, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Yazoo Brewing CompanyThere’s a pair of events in Memphis this week featuring hoppy brews from Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company.

First up, tonight (Tuesday) at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Downtown, there will be tappings of Hop Project #65, #66 and #68. (Each edition of Hop Project is brewed with a different blend of hops, never to be repeated again.)

You’ll be able to get a flight with samples of all three for just $3, and pints are $3 as well. The kegs will be tapped at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, there will be a special Yazoo cask night at Hog & Hominy in East Memphis. Yazoo’s Ivan Chester will be bringing a special cask of Pale Ale dry-hopped with Columbus hops.

Buy the beer, keep the pint glass. Plus, $1 from every purchase will benefit Toys for Tots. The event starts at 5 p.m.

Recap of ‘Adult Field Day’ at Sweet Grass Next Door with Yazoo Brewing Company

April 24, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events

On Sunday, Sweet Grass Next Door laid down some sod on its back parking lot and helped a bunch of adults relive their childhood.

“Adult Field Day” featured all your favorite grade school games, from a potato sack race to a three-legged race to an egg toss … but with beer.

And not just any beer. Yazoo Brewing Company’s Ivan Chester brought all the beer left over from the Memphis Brewfest to the Cooper-Young event, including Hop Project, Gerst and Hefeweizen. It was basically a Brewfest after-party, with burgers and hotdogs on the grill, live music and lots of fun and games.

There was even a FuzzyBrew team that took 1st place in the potato sack race! But our winning ways ended there.

Field Day - egg racersGrab a spoon and an egg, and it’s off to the races!

Field Day - egg raceRyan Trimm, co-owner and chef of Sweet Grass and event organizer, has a lead on the Whole Foods guy.

Field Day - beer pongJustin (in blue shirt) teams up with Ivan during a game of beer pong. Justin has some skills.

Field Day - cornholeWhat’s a beer-themed field day without cornhole?

Field Day - egg toss winnerThis guy just won the egg toss.

Field Day - eggThis egg was not so lucky.

Field Day - Yazoo washer toss gameYazoo has its own washer game, which is reportedly pretty tough to master.

Field Day - shadeThe teams take a break between games.

Field Day - refereeLooks like some serious discussions are afoot with the referee!

Field Day - Yazoo taps

Ahhh, beer…