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Sweet Grass, Yazoo throw sausage party for Memphis Beer Week

April 26, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Sausage party

On Day 5 of Memphis Beer Week, there was a full-on sausage party!

Chef Ryan Trimm cooked up the sausages and Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company provided the beer for “Yazoo Sausage Fest” at Sweet Grass Next Door in Cooper-Young.

Trimm made everything from a fancy American hot dog to Bratwurst to Chorizo Verde with potatoes, peppers and carrot mustard. Yazoo had a full slate of beers, including Dos Perros, Hop Project, Rufus, Sue, Gerst, Pale Ale, Stout and Hefeweizen.

For $7, you got a delicious sausage and a tasty beer.

Memphis Beer Week continues today (see schedule) and culminates with Saturday’s Memphis Brewfest at AutoZone Park.

Beer and cheese tasting on Thursday to benefit Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

June 05, 2012 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Beer-cheese tastingOn Thursday night, Sweet Grass Next Door will host the “1st Annual Local Beer and Cheese Tasting,” with proceeds benefiting the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market.

The event, presented by Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market and Slow Food Memphis, starts at 5 p.m. and costs $15 per person. Sweet Grass Next Door is located at 937 S. Cooper in the heart of Cooper-Young.

The event will feature beers from Memphis’ Ghost River Brewing and Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company paired with cheeses from Looking Glass Creamery in North Carolina, Sweet Grass Dairy in Georgia and Sequatchie Cove Creamery in Sequatchie, Tenn.

Southwestern Distributing’s Steve and Michael Barzizza will be on hand to help lead the tasting. For more information, check out the Facebook event page for the tasting.

The Cooper-Young Regional Farmers Market is open year-round, on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the First Congregational Church parking lot, 1000 S. Cooper.

Recap of ‘Adult Field Day’ at Sweet Grass Next Door with Yazoo Brewing Company

April 24, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events

On Sunday, Sweet Grass Next Door laid down some sod on its back parking lot and helped a bunch of adults relive their childhood.

“Adult Field Day” featured all your favorite grade school games, from a potato sack race to a three-legged race to an egg toss … but with beer.

And not just any beer. Yazoo Brewing Company’s Ivan Chester brought all the beer left over from the Memphis Brewfest to the Cooper-Young event, including Hop Project, Gerst and Hefeweizen. It was basically a Brewfest after-party, with burgers and hotdogs on the grill, live music and lots of fun and games.

There was even a FuzzyBrew team that took 1st place in the potato sack race! But our winning ways ended there.

Field Day - egg racersGrab a spoon and an egg, and it’s off to the races!

Field Day - egg raceRyan Trimm, co-owner and chef of Sweet Grass and event organizer, has a lead on the Whole Foods guy.

Field Day - beer pongJustin (in blue shirt) teams up with Ivan during a game of beer pong. Justin has some skills.

Field Day - cornholeWhat’s a beer-themed field day without cornhole?

Field Day - egg toss winnerThis guy just won the egg toss.

Field Day - eggThis egg was not so lucky.

Field Day - Yazoo washer toss gameYazoo has its own washer game, which is reportedly pretty tough to master.

Field Day - shadeThe teams take a break between games.

Field Day - refereeLooks like some serious discussions are afoot with the referee!

Field Day - Yazoo taps

Ahhh, beer…

Yazoo Brewing, Sweet Grass Next Door to team up for ‘Adult Field Day’ on Sunday

April 19, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

What’s more fun than a three-legged race? How about a three-legged race with a few Yazoo beers in you?

That’s the general idea behind Yazoo Brewing Company’s “Adult Field Day” on Sunday, which features all your favorite grade school games, from a potato sack race to the ring toss … but with beer.

It’s going down at Sweet Grass Next Door in Cooper-Young, with games set to begin at 11 a.m.

Cost is $50 per team, which includes two T-shirts, two lunches and four beers. To take part, call 901-278-0278.

And if you don’t feel like reliving your childhood, come watch the games and have a Yazoo beer.

Yazoo's Adult Field Day