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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.

Ghost River beers to be paired with chocolates at East Memphis event on March 14

March 05, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Ghost River BrewingThe 4th installment of The Chocistry Experience by award-winning chocolatier, Phillip Ashley Rix, will pair chocolate with beer brewed right here in the Bluff City.

The tasting event, featuring beers from Ghost River Brewing, will be held March 14 at Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online here.

Here’s more info about the event:

Jimmy Randall, Master Brewer from Ghost River, is our special guest and we will explore chocolates designed and paired with their famed Golden, Red, Pale and Black Magic! Two local Memphis artisans come together for what will truly be an amazing and unique experience. Chef Dru Kratzke of Napa Cafe will be at it again presenting his creative small bites for the mixer portion of the evening from 6-6:30pm. Chocolates from the night’s tasting will also be available for those wanting to take a piece of the experience home!

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing from Choose901

September 28, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis, Video

Choose901 goes behind the scenes at Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing in this new video featuring head brewer Jimmy Randall.

Check it out:

Ghost River from Choose901 on Vimeo.

Ghost River Brewing