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Memphis Made releases exclusive beers for Gonerfest 12

September 22, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

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Memphis Made Brewing Co. is unleashing a dual beer attack for this year’s Gonerfest.

The Midtown brewery has brewed two beers for Gonerfest 12, a music festival spanning five days this week at various venues around town.

First up is Gonerbrau, a delicately hopped cream ale. At 4.5 percent ABV, this is a smooth beer made for drinking at a crowded Goner show.

For the second act, Memphis Made is bottling for the first time in a long time with a limited run of Fuzzbox IPA.

This beer (6.2 percent ABV) has a piney resin from New Zealand Rakau with hints of stone fruit head banging in the background.

Fuzzbox will be sold in 750 milliliter bombers with cover art by Seth Fountain.

“We don’t bottle often, but we’re big fans of Gonerfest and want to support it,” Andy Ashby, co-owner of Memphis Made, said. “Goner Records is our neighborhood record store and they work really hard to make this happen every year. We hope this beer makes a great festival that much better.”

Over the past 11 years, music fans from Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central America and all across the United States have come to Memphis for Gonerfest.

This is the second year Memphis Made has brewed beer for Gonerfest. Last year, it bottled Guitar Attack IPA in 750 milliliter bombers.

“We love partnering with Memphis Made – it’s our neighborhood brewery and they make great beer,” Zac Ives, co-owner of Goner Records, said. “Nothing goes down better than a cold beer at the rock show. It’s the perfect fuel for a five-day rock and roll party.”

Memphis Made Brewing Co. expanding taproom hours to include Saturdays

April 07, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Events, Memphis

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Starting later this this month, Memphis Made Brewing Co.’s taproom will be open on Saturdays — one extra day per week to enjoy their beers right from the source.

The expanded taproom hours will be celebrated with a beer party, of course.

Hopped, a spring beer release party, will be held on Saturday, April 26, from noon to 6 p.m., in the brewery’s parking lot near the I Love Memphis mural. The all-ages event is free.

Memphis Made, which is located at 768 Cooper, opened its taproom to the public in November, but it’s only been open one day per week.

“People have been asking us to open the taproom on other days besides Friday for some time,” Andy Ashby, co-owner of Memphis Made, told FuzzyBrew. “We decided the best way to launch Saturdays was with a big party with a bunch of limited release beers, great music, bikes and food.”

In addition to an array of spring beers on tap, there will be music from Mighty Souls Brass Band and Goner Records. Food will be available from Fresh Gulf Shrimp food truck, Food Geek food truck and Aldo’s Pizza.

Bikesmith, the mobile bike shop, will also be parked at the brewery. Any attendees that ride their bike to the event will be entered in a raffle to win prizes such as a growler of Memphis Made Brewing beer each month for a year, as well as other prizes.

The first 100 customers will received a Hopped pint glass.

Along with Memphis Made’s regular line-up, a few of the new beers on tap will be:

  • Waka Waka Too, an IPA brewed with lime peel
  • Rockbone Wood, a barrel-aged IPA
  • McFuggle, a Scottish IPA
  • All Sewn Up, an English Pale Ale only available at the Lucero Family Picnic and Hopped

Memphis Made brews up ‘Sully’ for TJ Mulligan’s

March 05, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Distribution, Memphis

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MEMPHIS MADE BREWS UP SULLY FOR TJ MULLIGAN’S

Despite the snow, two local businesses are working together to make March a great beer month.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is brewing a limited edition red ale, named Sully, for the TJ Mulligan’s family of pubs.

Sully, named after Memphis Made co-owner and Midtown businessman Richard Sullivan, will debut at six local pubs on Friday, March 6.

These pubs include Last Burger on Earth (LBOE) in Midtown, TJ Mulligan’s on Highway 64, TJ Mulligan’s at Trinity Commons, TJ Mulligan’s at Kirby and Poplar, Dan McGuinness in East Memphis and TJ’s Pub at Quince and Kirby.

“It’s been fun working with Memphis Made to develop a beer heading into Saint Patrick’s Day,” Lee Adams, owner of the TJ Mulligan’s family of pubs, said. “More and more people are drinking fresh local beer and this is another step we’re taking to make sure our customers are happy.”

Sully is a well-balanced red ale made for good session with friends.

Head brewer and Memphis Made co-owner Drew Barton developed Sully with input from Adams.

“We were looking for an accessible beer which the gamut of TJ Mulligan’s customers could enjoy,” Andy Ashby, co-founder of Memphis Made, said. “I think we got it.”

The beer goes with Memphis Made’s focus on working with local businesses, from bars to t-shirt shops.

“I’ve been drinking at TJ Mulligan’s pubs since college and to brew a beer for them is pretty surreal,” Ashby said. “It’s been fun.”

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is a production brewery located at 768 S. Cooper St. in Midtown’s historic Cooper-Young neighborhood. It currently self-distributes kegs and bottled beer to nearly 100 bars, restaurants, grocery stores and liquor stores throughout Shelby County. The public can visit the tap room, open every Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.

For more information, go to www.memphismadebrewing.com.

Memphis Made beers make Memphis debut

October 14, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Distribution, Events, Memphis

Memphis Made debut

Memphis Made Brewing Company launched distribution in Memphis over the weekend, making it the third craft brewery to open for business in the Bluff City in the past year.

Founders Drew Barton and Andy Ashby tapped kegs of their brews at bars and restaurants Friday and Saturday. Those locations — Flying Saucer in Cordova and Downtown, Young Avenue Deli, Aldo’s Pizza Pies, Bardog Tavern and the Slider Inn — are the only places to buy Memphis Made on draft for now. Memphis Made is self-distributing and will slowly expand to other places in the coming weeks and months.

“There were a few hiccups, but overall it went well. People really seemed genuinely excited about trying new local beer,” Ashby said.

“It was great tapping kegs at the Flying Saucer where Drew and I met and where we learned a lot about beer. It was also fun being part of the Slider Inn’s Oktoberfest. The best part, however, was just getting a chance to chat with people about our passion: fresh, local beer.”

Memphis Made’s two inaugural brews are actually one-offs or special beers — offerings that won’t be in the production brewery’s year-round line-up.

South Cooper Saison is a brown saison that head brewer Barton fermented at 85 degrees with Belgian Saison yeast. It’s a complex beer with a hefty amount of spice and hints of banana.The Parkways Pale Ale, a malt-forward pale, was brewed with Nugget and Delta hops. Its name pays homage to Memphis’ parkway system and the streets that formed one of the city’s earliest boundaries.

“There was a great turn-out this weekend at both area Flying Saucer locations to receive a first taste of Memphis Made brew,” said Kirk Caliendo, Flying Saucer district manager.

“Both the saison and pale seemed to be even in popularity. I think the brown saison is my favorite of the two.”

This week, Barton said he is brewing a red ale with Munich malt, roasted malt, flaked oats, flaked barley and English hops.  After that, there will be a porter and a Belgian Wit on tap before Memphis Made unveils its IPA, the first of the brewery’s year-round beers. A Kolsch — Memphis Made’s other planned year-round beer — will follow later.

Cooper-Young Regional BeerfestMemphis Made is located at 768 S. Cooper, just south of Central, in the Cooper-Young neighborhood.

Barton and Ashby are among the organizers of the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, which is coming up this Saturday (Oct. 19) at Midtown Autowerks, 795 S. Cooper. The Midtown beer festival, which is in its 4th year, features craft beers from breweries within a day’s drive of Memphis.

This time, Barton and Ashby get to serve their own beer at their neighborhood festival.

“It’ll be strange, but in a good way,” Ashby said. “Drew and I helped start the festival with several friends years ago, so it will be fun to be on the other side of it.”