Memphis Made is a mainly seasonal brewery. We have one year-round beer, Lucid Kolsch. After that, we brew seasonal standard beers for a few months, with some limited edition beers mixed in for kicks. Think of us as a beer CSA.
Here are some of our beers, past and present. Some of these beers will return each season while others may never be seen again. Drink accordingly.
Lucid Kolsch (4.8 ABV)
A lawnmower beer with flavor. This pale golden German ale is light and crisp. Our only year-round beer, it has a slightly bready aroma and a spicy hop note from Herkules hops. Lucid is a versatile beer with food, going with anything from a salad to bratwurst.
Fireside (5.1 percent ABV)
Brewed with a base of Munich malt and steeped with European hops, Fireside is malty and roasty on the front end with just enough balance. This accessible and delicious amber ale will keep you warm on a late fall or winter night.
Hundo IPA (6.1 percent ABV)
This solid IPA gets its color and biscuity background from healthy dose of dark Munich malt, but Centennial hops are the star of the show. Centennial brings a deep tangerine and pine flavor, while not being overly bitter. You can still enjoy a few pints while wearing your favorite hoodie.
Oat Bar IPA (6.1 percent ABV)
Brewed with flaked oat and flaked barley, this golden India Pale Ale has a slighty creamy mouthfeel. Dry hopped with Pacific Gem and Centennial hops, this beer is hoppy and smooth at the same time, making it a change of pace from the traditional IPA style.
Drew's Day Off (6.1 percent ABV)
While Drew was out of town, Adam and Porkchop decided to re-brew our oatmeal stout recipe. This silky smooth stout is everything you ever wanted in a stout. A heavy body wraps you up for the coming colder months, while hints of chocolate and dried cherries put a smile on your face.
Drew's Day Off (CASK) (6.2 percent ABV)
Packaged only for National Stout Day Nov. 5, 2015, and served only at the Flying Saucers Downtown Memphis and Cordova. This smooth and malty oatmeal stout gets added complexity with the addition of Irish whiskey soaked American oak chips and locally roasted coffee. Who said you can't have it all?
Station 3 Alt (4.7 percent ABV)
Station 3 is something familiar and something new. Like any good Altbier, Station 3 is brewed with all German malt and fermented with German ale yeast. Now for the twist: Pacific Gem hops from New Zealand, giving it a hop punch and a nice oaky background. Brewed for the Station 3: the Memphis Firehaus on the corner of Third and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Fuzzbox IPA (6.2 percent ABV)
Despite the name, there is nothing distorted about this IPA. The piney resin of Rakau hops shine through in this smash hit, with hints of stone fruit head banging in the background. Brewed just for Gonerfest 12.
Junt (6.2 percent ABV)
This dark Belgian farmhouse ale is brewed with a dash of cumin and a touch of smoke. Bright and floral yeast characteristics are the background of this dark malted ale. Spice notes from the cumin lie underneath.
Rocket #9 (6.1 percent ABV)
An India Pale Ale to celebrate the ninth year of the Church Health Center's Rock For Love. We used a generous amount of Pacific Gem hops from New Zealand. This gives Rocket #9 an earthiness with a hint of oak.
South Cooper Saison (5.7 percent ABV)
A brown saison and one of our inaugural beers. A simple malt bill of pale and chocolate malt allows the complex flavors of the yeast to be the shining star. Those complex flavors were further developed during a higher-than-normal fermentation temperature of 85 degrees, a good 15 degrees warmer than typical ales.
Soulful Ginger (6.2 percent ABV)
A golden saison brewed with candied ginger and peppercorn. The ginger gives it a unique sweetness and spiciness. Light and refreshing. This summer offering goes well with many Asian dishes.
GonerBrau (4.5 percent ABV)
This ain’t your grandpappy’s beer. GonerBrau is a delicately hopped cream ale that’s so smooth you won’t even need wax for that mustache. Brewed just for Gonerfest 12.
RockBone IPA (6.2 percent ABV)
Local weather maps might show a cold front moving in, but we have a warm front down below. A heavy hand of Herkules hops gives this IPA a real bang, while the Mosaic hops do the dirty work and ooze out flavors of passion fruit and berries.
Greenswarden (5.7 percent ABV)
We brewed this Hefeweizen for a Save Our Greensward party at the brewery on Sept. 5. This wheat beer is slightly cloudy and has a fruity sweetness to it with tastes of banana and bubblegum.
All Sewn Up (5.7 percent ABV)
An English Pale Ale made especially for the Lucero Family Picnic. Brewed with Target hops, a UK variety, All Sewn Up has a restrained bitterness with a bit of earthiness and spiciness. Made to be enjoyed throughout the show. Named after a song on Lucero's self-titled album.
RockBoneWood (6.2 percent ABV)
What beats Rock? RockBone. What beats RockBone? RockBoneWood. We delicately aged our RockBone IPA with American oak. The oak melds together with the Mosaic hops like they were meant to be together. Limited supply.
McFuggle (6.2 percent ABV)
This is what happens when a batch of Plaid ATTACK!!! has a one night stand with some Fuggle hops. This bastard child is nothing short of everything you’ve ever wanted in a Scottish IPA.
Waka Too (6.2 percent ABV)
An even hoppier version of our Waka Waka IPA, this beer is brewed exclusively with Wakatu hops. We also added lime to punch up the citrusy notes of this New Zealand hop. We've brewed this limited release IPA for Memphis Beer Week (April 18-25) and for Hopped, our beer release party being held at the brewery April 25.
Luke McLuke (6.2 percent ABV)
Brewed exclusively for Tennessee Brewery: The Revival, Luke McLuke is a thoroughbred American Pale Ale, just like its namesake, a horse owned by early brewery owner John Schorr. Brewed with a blend of Zythos and Simcoe, its mellow resin will wake up your taste buds, all the while reminding you of the winter that just passed.
Plaid Attack (6.2 percent ABV)
This limited edition Scottish ale clocks in at 6.2 percent ABV. Its solid malt backbone comes from Marris Otter, crystal, chocolate and a dash of smoked cherry wood malts. This is balanced with a variety of UK classic hops to create a smooth drinking Scottish ale.
Reverberation (5.8 percent ABV)
This Belgian style coffee stout is a collaboration with Memphis-based Reverb Coffee Co. The freshly roasted dark Sumatra coffee from Reverb accents the stout’s natural coffee flavors. At 5.8 percent ABV, this limited release beer is well suited for winter.
A base of Munich malt gives this brew a strong backbone to hold up all the flavors from the darker malts, the Belgian yeast, and the dark Sumatra coffee.
Oatmeal Stout (5.1 percent ABV)
Have you ever wanted to shove a bunch of silk into a pint glass and drink it? No? That's weird, we have. Anyway, here's your chance to get close to it. This delicately hopped and generously oated stout will have you begging for more, but it is a very limited release, so get some while you can.
Waka Waka IPA (5.7 percent ABV)
An unfiltered India Pale Ale brewed with Wakatu and Pacific Gem hops.
Business Time IPA (6 percent ABV)
You know the old saying: "It's Wednesday somewhere..." That means it's Business Time. This balanced IPA features the oak goodness of Pacific Gem hops from start to the happy ending. A dash of Munich malt provides just enough sweetness and color to get you in the mood. Best enjoyed with someone you love, but there's always an occasion to have one by yourself.
Guitar Attack IPA (5.8 percent ABV)
Brewed especially for Gonerfest 11, Guitar Attack is an aggressive beer. This bottled beer has a generous amount of Centennial hops. Enjoy during, before or after Gonerfest.
GBR (4.8 percent ABV)
Brewed especially for Gonerfest 11, GBR is a clean, crisp golden ale with a healthy dose of flaked corn. We decided to make it a true Memphis cream ale with a bunch of grits in the mash too.
Snipe Hunter Amber (5.7 percent ABV)
This hoppy, unfiltered amber is what you've been searching for. Generous amounts of Herkules and Fuggle hops balance out the malt bill, making this elusive Southern ale worth the hunt.
Bear Cat IPA (6 percent ABV)
An homage to the Rufus Thomas song of the same name, this unfiltered India Pale Ale is both cuddly and aggressive. Stupid amounts of Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic and Chinook hops were used to create a complex heady blend, that will leave you lapping up the last drop.
Bent Note IPA (6.1 percent ABV)
This spring IPA, featuring Nugget and a healthy portion of Delta hops, will wake your taste buds out of their winter slumber. It has a pleasant tropical fruit profile with some subtle earthiness. The hop flavor sustains like a long-held bent note. Pairs well with spicy foods.
Red Handed (5.5 percent ABV)
An amber ale with origins in the German alt style, but with a twist. It follows Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law saying beer can only have water, barley, hops and yeast) until we added a little chicory. "Alt" is German for "old." This is a malty beer with a bit of hops at the end to give it balance. Pairs well with roast beef, chicken or lamb.
Southern Julep (750 ml. bottle, 5.9 percent ABV)
A Belgian style brown ale brewed with fresh mint and aged with American oak. Great beer to drink while watching the Ketucky Derby in early May.
Cocoa Reverberation (5.8 percent)
A change to our Belgian coffee stout. This collaboration with locally-owned Reverb Coffee Co. still features freshly roasted dark Sumatra coffee. However, we added cocoa nibs to blend more chocolate notes with the coffee flavors. A base of Munich malt gives this brew a strong backbone to hold up all the flavors from the darker malts, the Belgian yeast, the coffee and the cocoa nibs.
Lights Out (4.2 percent ABV)
A dark Belgian style wit beer, the grain bill for Lights Out consists of more than 90 percent wheat darkened with chocolate malt. A light dash of First Gold hops brings balance to the chocolate notes, while Styrian Golding hops blend in with the bitter orange peel and coriander.
At 4.2 percent ABV, it’s a very sessionable beer, with hints of chocolate and orange adding some complexity to this seasonal.
Humbucker IPA (6.2 percent ABV)
Humbucker is brewed with Marris Otter and Carapils malts. It’s first wort hopped with Styrian Golding hops, bittered with Nugget hops, and liberally dosed with Amarillo hops for flavor and aroma. We packed 1.7 pounds of hops per barrel into this 6.2% ABV hopsickle. Just like its guitar pickup namesake, Humbucker cancels out the typical over bitterness of an American IPA and lets the pure flavor and aroma of the hops shine through. Amarillo is hard to get a hold of these days, so enjoy this one while it lasts.
Harvest Porter (6.2 percent ABV)
Harvest Porter is a lighter-than-normal porter with a slight nuttiness and hints of chocolate. This beer style, which has been around since head brewer Drew Barton made it up, consists of Marris Otter, chocolate and melanoidin malts balanced with East Kent Goldings and Fuggle hops.
Parkways Pale Ale (5.2 percent ABV)
A distinctive American Pale Ale. Nugget hops deliver a initial herbal punch, while Delta hops round out the flavor and aroma with its spicy and slightly sweet citrus notes. This beer gets its name from Memphis' parkway system, three streets which, with the Mississippi River, formed one of the city's earliest boundaries.