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Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, Oktoberfest Squared set for rainy Saturday

October 09, 2014 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Saturday’s double feature of Memphis beer events — Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest and Oktoberfest Squared — is looking like a wet one, and we’re not just talking suds here.

There’s a 60 percent chance for storms on Saturday, according to the latest weather reports, and festival organizers are planning for rain.

“For the first time, there is rain forecast for the CY Beerfest this Saturday. This is a rain-or-shine event since we have brewers from around the region in town, and they have to leave Sunday to get back to making the fresh beer you love,” according to a post Wednesday on the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest Facebook page. “We are getting bigger tents than we originally planned so that there will be more cover in case it rains. Please look at the forecast before you head out and bring your raincoat/umbrella if it looks like rain.”

Earlier, there was this humorous tweet:

The Cooper-Young event, which is sold out, goes from 1 to 5 p.m. and will be held at 795 S. Cooper.

Oktoberfest SquaredMeanwhile, just down the road, there will be another festive beer gathering, and it’s free to attend.

Overton Square is hosting Oktoberfest Squared in the Tower Courtyard from noon to 10 p.m.

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest will be flowing, and there will be a stein-hoisting competition at  7:30 p.m., with a chance to win a trip to Boston and a VIP tour of the Sam Adams brewery.

The music line-up features Deering & Down, 2 Mule Plow, Bluff City Backsliders, Dueling Pianos from Beale Street, and the traditional Oompah band, Sauerkraut Six.

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