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Ghost River Brewing releasing seasonal Honey Wheat in bottles

April 10, 2015 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

Ghost River BrewingMemphis’ Ghost River Brewing is releasing its seasonal Honey Wheat ale in bottles.

Honey Wheat is Ghost River’s third beer in bottles and first seasonal to come off the Downtown brewery’s bottling line. The beer was bottled this week, so it should be hitting shelves soon.

Here’s Ghost River’s description of the beer: “Ghost River Honey Wheat is a play on a traditional American wheat beer, enhanced with locally sourced honey and sweet orange peel. The result is a slightly sweet beer with an inviting golden hue and a palette teasing note of orange on the finish.”

Ghost River Golden Ale and Riverbank Red, both year-round beers, are also available in bottles. Ghost River started bottling the Golden Ale back in the winter of 2011, just as the Memphis beer scene started to come to life.

Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing releases Riverbank Red, 2nd year-round beer, in bottles

September 27, 2014 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Distribution, Memphis

Ghost River BrewingGhost River Brewing has started bottling Riverbank Red, the Memphis brewery’s Irish-Style Red Ale.

Riverbank Red joins Golden Ale as Ghost River’s two year-round beers in bottles.

Riverbank Red was formerly called Copperhead Red and was the winner of the 2011 Great American Beer Festival silver medal in the Irish-Style Red Ale category — Ghost River’s first and only medal to date. The beer was originally brewed for the Memphis Redbirds.

The 1887 IPA is Ghost River’s third year-round beer, but it’s only available on draft. Ghost River has been bottling Golden Ale since 2011, when a bottling line was added as part of an expansion.

While it may be a few more weeks until Riverbank Red is widely distributed, the Midtown Cash Saver tweeted Friday that the beer was available at the store’s Madison Growler & Bottle Shop.

Memphis Beer Week: Ghost River Brewing events

April 21, 2014 By: mike Category: Breweries, Events, Memphis

Ghost River six-pack

Memphis Beer Week kicks off TODAY. Here’s what’s happening with Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing Co.:

Tuesday, 4/22: Amerigo’s Ghost River Brewing Cask Night and GRB Tasting/Tap Takeover

Wednesday, 4/23: Pinot’s Palette Paint and Drink GRB, 6-9 p.m. ($40/person)

Thursday, 4/24:  Patrick’s GRB Beer Dinner, 6 p.m. ($40/person , 5 courses); Young Avenue Deli GRB Cask Tapping, 8 p.m.

Friday, 4/25:– Cash Saver GRB Cask Tapping, 3 p.m.; Whole Foods GRB Tap Takeover and beer/cheese pairing to benefit the Wolf River Conservancy, 6 p.m.

You can see the full list of official Memphis Beer Week events here.

Ghost River Brewing replaces Glacial Pale Ale in year-round line-up with 1887 IPA

October 16, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Ghost River 1887 IPA

Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing is making a change in its year-round beer line-up.

Ghost River is dropping its Glacial Pale Ale and replacing it with the 1887 IPA, which was formerly a seasonal beer first brewed in 2010.

“We are excited that the Memphis beer culture now demands hoppier styles, so we can now offer IPA year round,” said head brewer Jimmy Randall.

The “1887″ commemorates the first year that the Memphis Sands Aquifer was tapped.

The beer is Ghost River’s hoppiest. Columbus hops are used for bittering and a mixture of Cascade and Cluster are present in the flavor and aroma additions. Pale ale malt is used for the base, and there’s some C-20 malt added to give it a little extra maltiness, Randall said.

“The final result is a golden colored ale with a nice hoppy nose and plenty of hop flavor and bitterness – right around 65 IBUs,” Randall said.

Ghost River’s year-round line-up now includes the 1887, Golden Ale and 2011 GABF silver medal-winner Copperhead Red.

The 1887 will make its “debut” on Saturday at the sold-out Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest.