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Mellow Mushroom in East Memphis to open Monday

September 24, 2013 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Memphis

Mellow MushroomMellow Mushroom’s first location in Memphis finally has an opening date.

The restaurant, known for its fresh stone-baked pizzas and diverse selection of craft beers, is set to open Monday, Sept. 30, according to an announcement posted on Facebook this evening.

We will be opening (finally) on September 30th. We have been busy learning the ways of the Mushroom and are getting ready to knock for all our fantastic Guests. We will be open from 10:30 am till 10:00 Sunday through Thursday and staying open an extra hour on Fridays and Saturdays. We cant wait to serve you all !!!!! [source]

Mellow Mushroom will be located at 5138 Park, at the corner of Park and White Station, in the round, mushroom-like building that once housed the AAA Auto Club South.

Mellow Mushroom’s Germantown location, in the Shops of Forest Hill, opened in 2010.

The franchise was founded in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, and has more than 150 restaurants across the United States.

High-gravity beers from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing arriving soon in Memphis

December 07, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Distribution, Memphis

New Belgium logoIf you live in Memphis and like beers from Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing Co., you soon won’t need to trek to the Walgreens in West Memphis, Ark., to buy New Belgium’s higher-alcohol beers.

The Fort Collins craft brewer’s Ranger IPA, Abbey and Trippel, as well as the Lips of Faith series and seasonal Frambozen, are slated to hit the Memphis market next week in bottles and on draft, according to distributor Budweiser of Memphis.

Many liquor stores that sell high-gravity beers will have the New Belgium line-up, as well as bars and restaurants with a good selection of craft beer, including The Flying Saucer, Young Avenue Deli, Local Gastropub, Alchemy, Sweet Grass, Aldo’s Pizza Pies, Mellow Mushroom, Hog & Hominy and others.

Budweiser of Memphis has recently opened up a new company called West Tennessee Beverage to service liquor stores and bars and restaurants with high-alcohol licenses. Budweiser of Memphis has also recently taken over the craft beer portfolio of Southwestern Distributing as part of the sale of Southwestern’s beer business to the Hand Family Companies.

What’s your favorite New Belgium beer? Leave a comment below.

Kill the keg for charity at Mellow Mushroom in Germantown

October 19, 2010 By: mike Category: Events, Memphis

If you’re planning on getting a pint after work today, you might stop by the Mellow Mushroom in Germantown.

The ‘Shroom, at 9155 Highway 72, will be hosting its monthly “Kill the Keg” event for charity.

For $7, you buy a Sierra Nevada keepsake glass. And from 5 to 7 p.m., you get free refills of Sierra Nevada Porter, one of the Chico, Calif., brewery’s year-round ales. Proceeds benefit the Memphis Police Association.

Sounds like an excellent deal, and it’s for a good cause. So help kill the keg.