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Beer party idea: Fill up some kiddie pools!

June 06, 2011 By: mike Category: Oddities

Beer party - kiddie pools!

This past weekend, my brother Mark celebrated his 30th birthday, and we resurrected an idea for a party I helped host a decade ago.

The idea is simple: grab a few kiddie pools and fill ’em with ice. Invite your friends and have them each bring a six-pack of craft or import beer. Chill the beers in the pool and then pick and choose different beers all night.

My roommates and I used to have a beer party like this every summer a decade ago on McLean in Midtown and had a live band and something like 300 people at our house, which always drew the cops. It was nuts.

Turns out the last time we did this my brother was celebrating his 21st birthday. So nine years later, we did it again.

This one was a little more low-key, but it was a lot of fun. I brought a “tacklebox” mixer of 12 beers from Sweet Water Brewing Company, which went pretty quick. The pools had lots of Hefeweizens and summer seasonals and then a mix of other styles.

To whomever brought the Stone IPA and Stone Pale Ale, thank you! I had one of each, and they were delicious.

Beer party - pink poolThe FuzzyBrew crew surrounded the pink pool and claimed all its contents.

Beer party - What's in the poolBeers on ice.

Beer party - blue poolThe blue pool.

Firesale on Schlafly at Schnucks

December 10, 2010 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Memphis

If you live in the Memphis area and are a fan of St.Louis’ Schlafly beers, head to Schnucks ASAP.

Schlafly’s Pale Ale, Hefeweizen and Dry-Hopped APA are all just $6.49 a six-pack, at least at the Schnucks at 576 S. Perkins. That’s a buck off the already pretty inexpensive price of $7.49 for this Missouri-made craft beer. I haven’t tried the Hefeweizen, but the Pale Ale and Dry-Hopped APA are fantastic.

I grabbed the four sixers of the Dry-Hopped APA that were on the shelf. I hope there’s some left in the back for you.

Schlafly's Dry-Hopped APA