Memphis Made Blog:

Thoughts and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing.

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 https://tinyurl.com/ycsos7um

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.

New Big Beers To Go

If you visit our tap room regularly, you know we like to change up the beer selection.

Well, now we're releasing a few of our high gravity favorites in a new format.

We've packaged up The Kickdown, Slumber Party and Mr. Anderson in 16 ounce cans and put them in a four pack so you can take them wherever you drink beer.

The Kickdown debuted last Saturday at tap room and are being sold in stores this week. 

Slumber Party and Mr. Anderson will be released in the tap room this Saturday and then be released to the market in the coming weeks.

 

Cheers!

Drink This Junt

At our brewery, we're not afraid to mix things up. We, as some of our employees' bumper stickers proclaim, “Ain't Skeered.”

That's one of the reasons we're changing things up by introducing a new year-round beer. It's called Junt, a name very appropriate for Memphis Made Brewing.

A smooth-drinking cream ale, this beer joins Cat Nap IPA and Fireside as a brew you can enjoy year-round. We think you'll like it.

Of course, that's not all new we have. 

We've got Slumber Party, our Imperial Stout, back on at the tap room as well as a new limited release beer, Let It Snow, a dark saison. These two beers alone will help you get through this persistently cold weather we're experiencing in the Mid-South.

We've got more than beer going on at the tap room this February.

Bluff City Pinball is putting on the 4th Annual  Tilted Hearts at our place again this year. This International Flipper Pinball Association sanctioned event is Saturday, Feb. 10. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. with the action starting at 2 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee and they’re using the three strikes format.

Snowglobe is returning to brewery as well, with a show Saturday, Feb. 17 starting at 4 p.m.

Comma Comedians will have two shows at the tap room in February, the 10th and the 17th. Also, each Monday, they host the Bits on the Table comedy workshop 5 to 7 p.m. for those of you aspiring to be the next Chris Hardwick.

We think this enough to help get you through to March and then spring.

Hope to see you at the tap room or around town.

Of Cats and Cans

Well, it's 2018 and we're gearing up to make our fifth year of operation a big one.

This year, we've some exciting news on multiple fronts.

First, we've brought back our popular Cat Nap IPA, this time as a year-round beer. This smooth drinker, which features all Eureka hops, is taking over for RockBone as our year-round IPA. We might bring back RockBone now and again (such as for our Hopped festival in April), so don't fret that you won't taste the RockBone again. In the meantime, you can get face down Cat Nap all you'd like.

Last year, we debuted our first regular canned offering with Fireside in six packs. In 2018, we're looking to grow where you can get Fireside cans while also adding some new offerings. Keep an eye on this space and our social media to see what we come up with.

In addition to regularly scheduled cans, we'd also like to draw your attention to individual cans in the tap room.

You can get 16 ounce cans of any our draft beers to go from our tap room. Just pick what you'd like and one of our friendly bartenders will can it up right there so you can take it to the home, backpacking, or wherever your canned beer loving heart takes you. You can select one or make a four pack of it. You can also, of course, still fill up a 64 ounce growler. It's your call.

We've got a lot of other stuff working for this year but we can't go into it all here and now. We have to save some surprises for all of 2018.

 

Happy New Year!

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.

Cheers,

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.

Cheers,

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 kari@localcaters.com.

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

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

vinaigrette.

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,

whatever).

Cheers,

Andy