Memphis Made Blog:

Thoughts and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing.

Beer for Blues on the Bluff

Memphis' local radio station is getting a new sponsor, and its own beer, for its signature party overlooking the Mississippi River. It's us.

WEVL 89.9 FM has named Memphis Made Brewing as its beer sponsor for the 30th Annual Blues on the Bluff.

We're bringing the beer for this signature event, held this year on July 21, 6-11 p.m. at the Metal Museum.

There will be cans of Fireside and a limited edition new beer at the party. 

We brewed a batch of Junt, our popular cream ale, with lime juice to give it a twist of summer just for our friends at WEVL. It's a good beer to drink while listening to great music with a view of the Mississippi River.

Blues on the Bluff will feature music from Kenny Brown Band, Marcella & Her Lovers, and Lightin' Malcolm.

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the gate.

Proceeds from the beer sales will go to WEVL. Central BBQ will be on hand as well. There will also be a silent auction.

After Blues on the Bluff, the beer will be available on draft and six-packs to-go at Memphis Made’s tap room.

Loving Local Pineapple Wheat

Memphis Made Brewing has teamed up with Clean Memphis and Project Green Fork for another delicious way to raise money for a great non-profit.

We brewed a Pineapple Wheat Ale for Loving Local, a fundraiser for Clean Memphis and Project Green Fork.

Drew Barton, head brewer, designed this beer with locally sourced raw wheat from the Agricenter International.

It’s light and refreshing with a slight tart finish, I’m looking forward to enjoying some in the backyard this summer,” he said.

Loving Local Pineapple Wheat will make its debut at Loving Local on Thursday, June 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Ballet Memphis.

To be one of the lucky ones to get a sneak peak at this new beer, go to and get tickets now.

A direct link can be found here.

After the Loving Local fundraiser, the beer will be available on draft and six-packs to-go at our tap room.




Bikes and Beer

We're excited to finally be an official stop on the Explore Bike Share network.

The non-profit organization has placed 60 stations with more than 600 bikes throughout Memphis.

We got our station stocked with bikes on May 23 as part of the city-wide Big Roll Out.

This is another step in increasing out commitment towards making Memphis a better city for cycling.

This is evidenced by earning a silver bike friendly business designation from The League of American Cyclists.

Before the tap room opened, we won a contest put on by the the city's then-new Bikeway and Pedestrian Program, getting our first bike rack. We followed that up by receiving a bike repair station near our parking lot.

This year, we sponsored and hosted Tour de Brewer 3 and the corresponding bike festival. We donated a portion of tap room beer sales that day to Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op. We've been a part of the Tour de Brewer since the first year and this was just ramping up our involvement. 

We're also hosting educational programs by Revolutions, including their Bike Share 101 class on June 7 and their How to Ride in the Street class on June 29.

We look forward to seeing Memphis grow its bike and pedestrian infrastructure and how we can be a part of it.

Hopped IV

Hopped returns to the brewery this year on Saturday, April 21 and it's looking to be our best one yet.

This free festival is in its fourth year and, starting at noon, we'll have a ton of hoppy brews throughout the day.

We'll have old favorites like Bear Cat IPA and new beers such as Snap, Crackle, Hopped Breakfast IPA. We're also tapping up several one-off beers every hour at a bar manned by our brewers so that you can learn all about the wonderful world of hops.

Live music curated by Goner Records will start at 3 p.m. with performances by Amy LaVere and Will Sexton, Hash Redactor, and River City Tanlines. Will Loden of the Comma Comedians will keep it going between sets.

We're give away 16 ounce Hopped IV mugs to the first 100 customers, so get there early.

Sushi Jimmi, Smoke & Rolls, and MemPops will be parked at our place to make sure you don't go hungry.

Bikes, Beers, Games, Music & More

Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op's Tour de Brewer is starting and ending at Memphis Made Brewing this year. There's also going to be a Bike Fest full of music and bike-related activities.

This year's Tour de Brewer is a fundraiser for Revolutions' 4th Grade Bicycle Safety Program.

Cyclists meet up at Memphis Made at noon and will leave in waves. Revolutions will be leading groups on a tour of High Cotton Brewing, Crosstown Brewing and Memphis Made. The tours are $12, with proceeds going to Revolutions. All Tour de Brewer participants will also receive a free popsicle from MEMPops after the ride!

Tour de Brewer tickets are available online at

The Bike Fest starts at 4 p.m. at Memphis with Turnstyles starting the live music, followed by Graham Winchester and the Ammunition. The Bike Fest is free and a portion of beer sales go to Revolutions.

The festival will also have bicycle videos, games on wheels, a bike portrait photo booth and raffles.  Explore Bike Share will have demonstration bicycles available.

Sully Beer

Another day, another new beer.

We just packaged up a limited edition red ale, named Sully, for the TJ Mulligan's family of pubs.

Sully, named after Memphis Made co-owner Richard Sullivan, will debut at six local pubs on Friday, March 6.

These pubs include Last Burger on Earth (LBOE) in Midtown, TJ Mulligan's on Highway 64, TJ Mulligan's at Trinity Commons, TJ Mulligan's at Kirby and Poplar, Dan McGuinness in East Memphis and TJ's Pub at Quince and Kirby.

Sully is a well-balanced red ale made for good session with friends.

Head brewer and Memphis Made co-owner Drew Barton developed Sully with input from  TJ Mulligan's owner Lee Adams.

We were looking for an accessible beer which the gamut of TJ Mulligan's customers could enjoy and we think we got it.

The beer goes with Memphis Made's focus on working with local businesses, from bars to t-shirt shops.

We hope you enjoy it.


Drew and Andy

RockBone IPA

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've come out with RockBone IPA. It's at the tap room and a handful of bars, restaurants and growler stations. 

If you don't know what it's about, just Google "WREG and Rockbone" and all will become clear.

We're really digging this beer and we think you, and your special someone, will as well.

That is all,

Drew and Andy

Tap Room Officially Opening/Sneak Peek Sunday

It's taken a year, but we're excited to say our tap room will be officially opening soon.

We're holding our official opening Friday, Nov. 21 at our little corner of the brewing world. Choose 901 will be having their t-shirt pick-up from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meanwhile, we'll be pouring beer from noon to 9 p.m.

Hot Mess food truck will be serving fresh burritos in our parking lot (the I Love Memphis mural one) while our local DJs at Goner Records will be providing the music in the evening.

If you can't wait until Friday, we're hosting a fundraiser for the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market on Sunday, Nov. 15. This event costs $25, with all the money going to the CYCFM. Deering and Down will be playing live. There will also be a whole hog from Renaissance Farms.

It runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and kids under 10 are free.

You can get tickets here.

Cooper YORK Festival

Last year, we sold shirts during the Cooper-Young Festival because we weren't open yet and didn't have any beer. As you well know, we've now got plenty of beer.

Therefore, we've decided to celebrate our neighborhood by throwing the first-ever Cooper-York Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13.

We'll be selling old favorites like Lucid Kolsch and Soulful Ginger, plus some new beers. We'll also have Memphis Made t-shirts and other merchandise for sale, starting at 10 a.m. and going till about 6 p.m., right at the corner of Cooper and York.

We'll be joined by our old friends at Central BBQ and Aldo's Pizza Pies. We'll also have various games to play while you enjoy the beer and food.

This will be a test run for us for our tasting room (hopefully opening in the coming months), so come out put us through our paces during this great Midtown festival.


Drew and Andy

MMBC Beer Dinner at Local Gastropub

If you like local beer and local food, feel free to join us for 

a beer dinner at Local Gastropub Downtown on Tuesday, July 8.

It's a four-course meal prepared by Chef Russell and paired with some

Memphis Made favorites and new arrivals.

Tickets are only $35 and can be purchased by calling Kari at 581-0541 or

through email at

The first course is Lucid Kolsch paired with Arugula salad, goat cheese

crumbles, toasted pine nuts, slivered onion, roasted tomato and garlic


Next will be Bearcat IPA with blackened redfish, curried parsnip mash

and mustard sabayon, followed by Junt with ancho chili rubbed and smoked

pork tenderloin, herbed spaetzel and plum peanut chutney.

Finally, we'll have Soulful Ginger served with pumpkin panna cotta,

almond anglaise and rum-soaked raisins.

The beer starts flowing at 7 p.m., with Drew and I on hand to chat about

whatever you want to talk about (beer, food, the brewery, U.S. soccer,