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Cash Saver on Madison to host free craft and import beer tastings in June

May 30, 2013 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Events, Memphis

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The Cash Saver grocery store at 1620 Madison in Midtown — which has established itself as a beer destination in Memphis — is hosting a series of free craft and import beer tastings in June.

Here’s what is planned so far:

Monday, June 3Fort Collins Brewery tasting, 4:30-7:30 p.m., featuring Rocky Mountain IPA, Red Banshee, Kidd Black Lager and Chocolate Stout.

Wednesday, June 5Krombacher tasting, 4-7 p.m., featuring Pils, Weizen and Dark.

Wednesday, June 12Abita Beer tasting, 4-7 p.m., featuring Amber, Purple Haze, Lemon Wheat, Turbodog and Light.

More tastings are in the works, so check back here, and also be sure to follow Cash Saver craft beer manager Taylor James on Twitter.

Beers from Colorado’s Fort Collins Brewery hitting Memphis retail shelves

August 14, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Memphis

Fort Collins Brewery

Memphis is getting more of a taste for the Colorado craft beer scene as beers from the Fort Collins Brewery are hitting retail shelves in the Bluff City.

Fort Collins’ Chocolate Stout, Kidd Lager and Rocky Mountain IPA are arriving in grocery stores and specialty shops. Meanwhile, The Incredible Hop Imperial Rye IPA and Wheat Wine Ale, both higher gravity beers, will be sold in liquor stores.

The Colorado microbrewery has been open for seven years and brews seven full-time beers as well as some seasonal brews. Southwestern Distributing is the Memphis distributor for Fort Collins Brewery.

I’ve had the Rocky Mountain IPA and Incredible Hop Imperial Rye IPA, and both are excellent.

If you plan on attending Zoo Brew on August 31, you’ll be able to sample beers from the Fort Collins Brewery at the festival.

In Fort Collins, breweries collaborate for Collusion Ale

May 22, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer

To celebrate Craft Beer Week, nine craft breweries and microbreweries in Fort Collins, Co., recently teamed up to brew a single beer, Collusion Ale, which will be available only at the participating breweries. The beer was a pale ale with flowers and spices.

The collaborators were C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery, CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, Crooked Stave, Equinox Brewing, The Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing and Pateros Creek Brewing Company.

Check out the video.