September is the start of the festival season in the beer world. While the Germans are firing up Oktoberfest parties, we're working on our own thing. That includes lots of new beers, live music and more.
We're kicking the month off with a new canned beer: Gonerfest 14 Session IPA.
The Goner Records guys themselves are going to help unveil it, spinning records 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8.
That doesn't mark the end of new beers in September, however.
The Cooper Young Community Association is putting on the Cooper Young Festival Friday 4-Miler on Sept. 15 and we'll be there with the beer. This will mark the return of Mile 5, a cream ale meant
to refresh after a short jaunt through our neighborhood. Or if you're just standing around. Whichever. It's cool with us either way. It'll be available for the runners after the race and in our
The Cooper York Festival follows on Saturday morning with our doors opening at 9 a.m. We have a full day of music, beer, vendors, and food trucks in our parking lot.
Petty Gene starts the music at 11:30, followed by the Limes and Mark Edgar Stuart. Jack Oblivian and the Sheiks start at 5 p.m. and keep it going until we close at 7 p.m.
We'll have various vendors on site as well as food by Arepa 901, Hot and Heavy Dogs, MemPops, and Sushi Jimmi.
We'll also be releasing several beers throughout the day so stop by and see what we've brewed up.
We're ending the month with more tunes by hosting a Gonerfest 14 show on Friday, Sept. 29.
Ten High from Fayetteville kicks it off at 2:15, followed by Magic Factory from Auckland, New Zealand, Judy and the Jerks from Hattiesburg, Memphis-based Model Zero and Thurderroads from Tokyo.
Gonerfest runs Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 at venues throughout town.
Throughout the festival, Gonerfest 14 cans will be available in the tap room and at select retailers.
We'll have more beers and happenings sprinkled throughout the month but this should be enough to start your fall social calendar.