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Beer and cheese tasting on Thursday to benefit Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

June 05, 2012 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Beer-cheese tastingOn Thursday night, Sweet Grass Next Door will host the “1st Annual Local Beer and Cheese Tasting,” with proceeds benefiting the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market.

The event, presented by Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market and Slow Food Memphis, starts at 5 p.m. and costs $15 per person. Sweet Grass Next Door is located at 937 S. Cooper in the heart of Cooper-Young.

The event will feature beers from Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing and Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company paired with cheeses from Looking Glass Creamery in North Carolina, Sweet Grass Dairy in Georgia and Sequatchie Cove Creamery in Sequatchie, Tenn.

Southwestern Distributing’s Steve and Michael Barzizza will be on hand to help lead the tasting. For more information, check out the Facebook event page for the tasting.

The Cooper-Young Regional Farmers Market is open year-round, on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the First Congregational Church parking lot, 1000 S. Cooper.

Cooper-Young Farmers Market to feature homebrewing demonstration on Sept. 24

September 14, 2011 By: mike Category: Events, Homebrew, Memphis

Cooper-Young Community Farmers MarketThe Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest is partnering again with the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market to teach people in Memphis and the Mid-South about making their own beer.

The Farmers Market will host “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Homebrewing (But Were Afraid to Ask),” the second in a series of homebrewing demonstrations, on Sept. 24.

Homebrewer Clark Ortkiese, of the Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs, will lead the demonstration. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and takes place at the market in the parking lot of First Congregational Church, at the corner of Cooper and Walker.

In addition to the demonstration, homebrewing kits from Midsouth Malts, a homebrewing supply store at 741 N. White Station, will be for sale. And tickets for the second-annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, coming up Oct. 15,  will also be sold.

On July 9, Drew Barton, a Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest committee member and former head brewer at Asheville, N.C.’s French Broad Brewing Co., gave a brewing demonstration to kick off this educational series.

The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market takes place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on every Saturday from April 30 to Oct. 29.

 

Learn how to make your own beer Saturday at the Cooper-Young Farmers Market

July 07, 2011 By: mike Category: Events, Homebrew, Memphis

Cooper-Young Community Farmers MarketIn addition to the homegrown blueberries, beans and beets, there will be beer — homebrewed beer — at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market this Saturday.

Drew Barton, a Memphian and former head brewer at Asheville, N.C.’s French Broad Brewing Co., will lead a homebrewing demonstration from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and then from 10:30 to 11.

Barton will be brewing a batch of beer using malt extract, which is perfect for people interested in getting into the hobby.

The event is called “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Homebrewing (But Were Afraid to Ask)” and is being held in partnership with organizers of the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, which is coming up Oct. 15.

“We were looking for a way to partner with the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market, an organization that has a local focus similar to ours,” said Andy Ashby, beer festival chairman.

“Homebrewing is a great way to learn about beer and education is one of our festival’s main focuses. Selfishly, we figure the more that people homebrew, the more they’ll enjoy craft beer, meaning more local bars will carry it!”

Barton, a committee member for the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, will also answer any questions about homebrewing, commercial brewing or beer in general.

In addition to the demonstration, homebrewing kits from Midsouth Malts, a homebrewing supply store at 741 N. White Station, will be for sale.

The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market takes place 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in the parking lot of First Congregational Church, at the corner of Cooper and Walker. It runs from April 30 to Oct. 29.