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Yazoo in Memphis: Hop Project flights, cask night on tap this week

December 11, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Yazoo Brewing CompanyThere’s a pair of events in Memphis this week featuring hoppy brews from Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company.

First up, tonight (Tuesday) at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Downtown, there will be tappings of Hop Project #65, #66 and #68. (Each edition of Hop Project is brewed with a different blend of hops, never to be repeated again.)

You’ll be able to get a flight with samples of all three for just $3, and pints are $3 as well. The kegs will be tapped at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, there will be a special Yazoo cask night at Hog & Hominy in East Memphis. Yazoo’s Ivan Chester will be bringing a special cask of Pale Ale dry-hopped with Columbus hops.

Buy the beer, keep the pint glass. Plus, $1 from every purchase will benefit Toys for Tots. The event starts at 5 p.m.

Web spots feature Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company

August 18, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer

These three 15-second web spots were created independently by Chris St. Croix and feature Yazoo Brewing Company’s Pale Ale. Pretty cool videos.

Mesquite Chop House in Memphis to host Yazoo beer (and cheese!) dinner on Aug. 17

August 04, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Yazoo Brewing CompanyBeer and cheese. There is anything better?

There’s a special dinner coming soon that will combine the two, and we’re talking the good stuff: beers from Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company and organic cheeses from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese Shop in Kentucky.

It’s happening Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Mesquite Chop House in Downtown Memphis. Reservations are required, and the cost is $30 per person.

Here’s the menu:

1st Course:

Asiago fallen soufflé served with red onion jam and Woodland Farms honey. Paired with Yazoo Hefeweizen.

2nd Course:
Norwood mac & cheese loaded with apple-wood smoked bacon,and jalapeño topped with herb panko crumbs. Paired with Yazoo Hop Project.

3rd Course:
Aged gouda and arugula salad with candied pecans, fresh blueberries and a Woodland Farms tomato vinaigrette. Paired with Yazoo Pale Ale.

4th Course:
Mesquite grilled New York strip accompanied by Kentucky bleu au gratin potatoes, asparagus and a Sue demi glaze. Paired with Yazoo Sue.

Aged cheddar apple tartlets with house-made Dos Perros vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce. Paired with Yazoo Dos Perros.

Yazoo Pint Night – and a special cask – at Sweet Grass Next Door in Memphis

June 04, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events, Memphis

Jeff and I had a great time at Sweet Grass Next Door on Thursday for Yazoo Pint Night.

Brewmaster Ivan Chester from Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing Company brought a special cask of Yazoo Pale Ale, dry hopped with Columbus and Amarillo hops, which was really tasty.

Sweet Grass Next Door, in Cooper-Young at 937 S. Cooper, just opened about five weeks ago and is really worth checking out.  It’s a more casual bar next door to the upscale Sweet Grass eatery. We got a chance to talk to chef/co-owner Ryan Trimm, who’s planning more beer-related events in the weeks to come. Stay tuned.

Yazoo Pint Night caskThe cask of Yazoo Pale Ale

Yazoo Pint Night at Sweet Grass Next DoorA pint of Yazoo Pale Ale