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Whole Foods in East Memphis to host in-store tasting Saturday of Ghost River beers

February 28, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Ghost River six-pack

The Whole Foods Market in East Memphis will host an in-store tasting on Saturday, March 2, of beers from Ghost River Brewing.

Ghost River’s Golden Ale, Copperhead Red and Black Magic will be sampled at the event, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. The store is located at 5022 Poplar Ave.

Ghost River’s Golden Ale is the only beer of the three that you can buy in bottles at retail locations. The Copperhead Red and seasonal Black Magic are available at local restaurants and bars that sell Ghost River beer and can also be purchased from Ghost River’s dock.

In November, the Memphis City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that allows for limited beer tastings at grocery stores and other retailers with city-issued licenses to sell beer for off-premise consumption.

Ghost River Brewing’s Black Magic seasonal beer available today

February 01, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

Ghost River Brewing's Black Magic

Black Magic has hit the dock at Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing.

A seasonal dark beer, Black Magic (O.G. 1058, I.B.U. 30) is available in kegs and growlers from Ghost River’s dock starting today. Look for it soon at select local restaurants and bars that sell Ghost River beer.

Here’s the description of Black Magic from Ghost River:

Black Magic has a pronounced toasted malt flavor that creates a smooth roasted flavor without the bite found in a typical stout or porter. The end result is a dark beer with great flavor and drinkability.”

Ghost River Brewing’s Black Magic seasonal beer has been conjured up again

February 17, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

Ghost River Brewing's Black Magic

One of my seasonal favorite beers from Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing is back.

Black Magic (O.G. 1058, I.B.U. 30), a toasty but smooth dark beer, is for sale again through April at select local restaurants and bars that sell Ghost River beer. It’s also available in kegs and growlers from Ghost River’s dock.

Here’s the description of Black Magic from Ghost River:

Black Magic has a pronounced toasted malt flavor that creates a smooth roasted flavor without the bite found in a typical stout or porter. The end result is a dark  beer with great flavor and drinkability.”

In 2012, Ghost River Brewing hopes to expand bottling to seasonal beers

January 02, 2012 By: mike Category: Beer in the news, Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

Ghost River six-pack

The end of 2011 marked the start of production for Ghost River Brewing’s new bottling line. Six-packs of Ghost River’s Golden Ale can now be found across the Mid-South. For now, the Golden Ale is the only beer being bottled by the Memphis craft brewery.

That may change in 2012.

In an interview with The Commercial Appeal’s Lindsay Melvin published last week, Ghost River founding partner Chuck Skypeck said the next phase for the bottling line is being planned.

And it involves the brewery’s seasonal beers.

I’m shooting for a seasonal beer rotation. Probably 1887 IPA in the winter, Black Magic (dark beer) in the spring, Octoberfest in the fall and then the Witbier (Belgian-style wheat beer) in the summer,” Skypeck told the newspaper. [source]

So when might this happen? Possibly this summer, says Skypeck.

Skypeck told FuzzyBrew by e-mail that Ghost River is already selling 100% of its increased capacity in beer from the brewery’s major expansion in 2011.

So to bottle seasonals, we have to add more capacity. Yet another project,” Skypeck wrote. “It all depends on how long it takes to fabricate new tanks and get them installed and commissioned.”

Stayed tuned for more details as we hear about them.

So what’s your favorite Ghost River seasonal beer? Leave a comment below.