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Beer drinkers converge on Hernando for Square on Tap

October 20, 2010 By: mike Category: Events, Memphis

I think one beer festival per month is my limit.

So after the Cooper Young Regional Beerfest on Oct. 9, I decided to skip  The Square on Tap beer festival last weekend in Hernando.

Plus, I was a little turned off that Square on Tap, which marketed itself as a “microbrew festival,” was promising that it would have “all your favorites” — Budweiser, Miller and Coors — in addition to football on TVs and live music. The Cooper Young festival was more about sampling and learning about different styles of beer, which is more my speed.

Nonetheless, the festival drew more than 550 people to the Hernando town square, and featured oatmeal stouts, mocha porters and brown ales, according to the DeSoto Times Tribune.

About 70 different beers were served, and the festival attracted regional brewers that included Lazy Magnolia, Abita and Ghost River, according to a story in The Commercial Appeal.

Here’s a video that gives you a sense of what the event was like:

So, did any of you make it to The Square on Tap? If you did, let us know how it was in the comments below.

Square on Tap to bring craft beer to Hernando

September 23, 2010 By: mike Category: Events, Memphis

The month of October will be very kind to lovers of good brews in the Mid-South, with the launch of two new beer festivals.

The Cooper Young Regional Beerfest, as we’ve mentioned a few times, kicks things off Oct. 9. The next weekend, just across the state line, will be the debut of The Square on Tap Microbrew Festival. It takes place Oct. 16 on the square of historic Hernando, Miss.

Square on Tap will feature more than 75 craft beers from a host of regional and national breweries, including Yazoo Brewing Co., Ghost River Brewing, Lazy Magnolia, Schlafly and McSorley’s.

There are two “tasting” sessions. Session A, from noon to 4 p.m., will cost you $30. Session B, from 6 to 10 p.m., is $35. The event benefits The Palmer Home for Children and The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.

Sample lots of suds and bring home a handy souvenir mug. We at Fuzzy Brew just might have to check it out. We love October.