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Memphis Beer Week: Yazoo’s ‘Barely a 4K’ Beer Run on April 24 to benefit WEVL

April 15, 2014 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Yazoo Barely a 4KNashville’s Yazoo Brewing Co. is bringing its ‘Barely a 4K’ Beer Run back to the Bluff City for next week’s Memphis Beer Week.

The run is Thursday, April 24, and starts and ends at Slider Inn in Midtown. Check-in begins at 5 p.m., and the run starts at 6.

You’ll get a free T-shirt and beer at the finish line for your $25 entry free. In addition, Yazoo is donating $10 of each entry fee to WEVL 89.9, Memphis’s volunteer radio station, so you can run, drink beer and help out a great local organization at the same time. Yazoo is capping the run at 200 participants.

Sign up for the run here.

You can see the full list of official Memphis Beer Week events here.

Yazoo Brewing switching to 6-packs for seasonal bottle releases; Yazoo Spring introduced

March 07, 2014 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer

Yazoo SpringNashville’s Yazoo Brewing Co. is ending the packaging of its seasonal beers in Brewmaster’s Reserve four-packs and is instead switching to six-packs for its bottles.

Yazoo will also have two new seasonal releases this year to join Fall Lager and Onward Stout, starting with Yazoo Spring, which is being bottled this week.

Here’s a description from Yazoo’s Neil McCormick:

Yazoo Spring is a Helles bock style brewed with lager yeast, a mixture of traditional german malts – Pilsner, Munich and Cara Helles; hopped using German Perle, Hallertau and Hersbucker hops. It has a nice deep tan color with a slight bready sweet aroma that has a light mouth feel, finishing with a smooth malty and clean hop flavor. Quinn, our lead brewer here at Yazoo, created the recipe and the 6 pack and bottle artwork was taken from original artwork created by Linus’s mother.”

Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company launches ‘Ask a Brewer’ video series

February 07, 2014 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Video

Yazoo Brewing Company

Yazoo Brewing Company has launched a new online video series that lets fans of the Nashville brewery get answers straight from the people who make the beer.

The first “Ask a Brewer” video, which went live this week, features Yazoo’s founder Linus Hall. It touches on what beers Linus likes to drink, Yazoo tattoos, brewing internships and how well hops grow in Tennessee, among other topics.

Another Yazoo brewer will be featured next month. You can submit your own questions for “Ask a Brewer” right here: http://yazoobrew.com/askabrewer

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