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FuzzyBrew had a blast at the 2011 Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest in Memphis

October 17, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Homebrew, Memphis

CYBF - crowd

Saturday’s second-annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest drew a sold-out crowd of 600 to a small parking lot in Midtown that was transformed into an oasis of craft beer and homebrew. The selection of regional beer, combined with a picture-perfect 78-degree day, combined for Memphis’ best beer festival in the past year. We’re already looking forward to next year.

CYBF - BoscosBoscos Squared’s new brewer, Adam, who just moved to town from Nashville, pours a sample. To his left is Boscos founding partner Chuck Skypeck.

CYBF - Ghost River capsMemphis’ Ghost River Brewing, which started bottling its Golden Ale this week, had its new bottlecaps on display.

CYBF-Bayou TecheLouisiana-based Bayou Teche Brewing was a new addition to the festival. The Grenade and Boucanèe were particularly good.

CYBF - Red BrickAtlanta’s Red Brick Brewing, which is now distributing in Memphis, was also a new addition to the festival.

CYBF - Laughing SkullRed Brick’s Laughing Skull Amber Ale was among the beers served.

Justin mans the Yazoo Brewing Company table. As usual, the Nashville brewery’s Hop Project was excellent.

CYBF - IvanYazoo Brewmaster Ivan Chester discusses keg beer versus cask beer at the “Beer Tent Revival,” the festival’s beer education tent.

CYBF- cask v. kegaJustin poured samples of Yazoo pale from a keg, then a cask, so festival-goers could compare the two in terms of taste and carbonation.

CYBF-GonerA deejay from Cooper Young’s Goner Records spun tunes.

CYBF - Midsouth MaltsMike Lee, owner of Midsouth Malts, sold homebrew kits and supplies and poured samples of homebrew, as well.

CYBF- Bluff City Brewers tableMemphis’ homebrew club, the Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs, had 11 homebrewers at the festival, including the three of us who blog here at FuzzyBrew. The homebrew table always had a line, and the beer went fast.

CYBF - FuzzyBrew magnetsThe free FuzzyBrew bottlecap magnets were a hit.

CYBF - Bluff City Brewers beersThe “B” shift of the Bluff City Brewers had these beers. Peter’s Purple Rain and Grant’s Apricot Pale Ale were the first kegs to float.

CYBF-FuzzyBrew crewThe FuzzyBrew crew — Grant, Mike and Jeff —  in action. All of our kegs floated in under 90 minutes.

2 Comments to “FuzzyBrew had a blast at the 2011 Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest in Memphis”

  1. Great write up! Kudos to the gentleman serving Black Lager at the Bluff City Brewers table. He did a great job!!


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