Memphis Made Blog:

Thoughts and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing.

6th Annual Half Pints for Half Pints on Leap Day

Memphis Made is all about Memphis and we love partnering with our (literal) neighbors. So, this Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29, we will be hosting the 6th annual Half Pints for Half Pints.

It’s a special event happening on a special day and we hope you’ll join us.

It runs from 7 to 10pm with all proceeds benefiting Peabody Elementary, located just half a mile from us.This year's event will feature food from Aldo's Pizza Pies, Central BBQ, Celtic Crossing, Hattie B's Chicken, Mulan Asian Bistro, Sunrise Memphis, and Sweet Grass.

There will be a silent auction, music by Goner Records, and of course, plenty of Memphis Made beer.

Additional sponsorship provided by Christian Brothers University, the Cooper-Young Business Association, the Cooper-Young Community Association, InCity Realty, Ray Rico Freelance, and Steve Womack with State Farm.

Tickets, $85 a couple and $50 for singles, available at


Six Years of MALTED

We are pulling out all the stops for our sixth annual MALTED festival.

This year’s event is on Saturday, Nov. 9 with malty beers, chocolate, coffee, comedy, bands, ballet, and more.

There are limited edition malty beers being released all day, including Stout Junt, a collaboration with Philip Ashley Chocolates, brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cloves, cinnamon, and chili peppers.

We will also unveil Memphis As Truck, a coffee stout brewed with French Truck Coffee. The coffee’s name is Kossa Geshe. It’s a naturally processed coffee with notes of strawberries and cream, milk chocolate, and marshmallow.

French Truck Coffee’s Head Roaster, Danny Shearer, will be onsite to pass out samples of the coffee that has been cold brewed just as it was before it was added to the beer so guests can taste the coffee separate from the beer. He will also be able to field questions about the coffee and the roasting process.

MALTED will also have the debut of new gear, a MEMPHIS AS TRUCK shirt designed by Dirty Cotton T-Shirt Company.

In addition to these collaborations, there will be Nut Remix, Drew’s Day Off, and more malty beers.

The doors open at 1 p.m., with the first 100 customers getting a free 16-ounce MALTED glass.

Relentless Breeze Will be on from 5-7 pm and Cassette Set will be on 3-4:30 pm. followed by stand up comedy by Comma Comedians at 7:30 p.m.

New Ballet Ensemble will perform parts of Nut Remix, a modern reinvention of Tchaikovsky's classic Nutcracker, at 2:30 p.m. They will also be doing a ticket giveaway.

Grub will be the food truck on-site to make sure everyone is well-fed.


A Big End to October

We all know October is a great beer drinking month, as the cool weather beckons to drink some dark and malty beers.

In addition to new beers (here comes The Judge), we're going to have a lot of fun events ending the month of October.

First, we're proud to be hosting the Memphis Bigfoot Festival this Saturday, an annual (free) celebration of our big friend in the woods. This is the third year organizers have put this festival on and we think this one will be the best yet.

The festival will show films, look at evidence, hear from witnesses, let you show off your Bigfoot fashion, give away some prizes playing trivia and more all while drinking in the comfort of our taproom.

This year, there will be a quieter spot for showing films and hosting discussions about Bigfoot (Camp Patterson).

The festival will also have plenty of space for some rowdy Bigfoot fun (Camp Gimlin).

You can buy all of your paranormal gear (including the AMAZING 2019 t-shirt) at the festival's Monster Mart.

After the Memphis Bigfoot Festival, bring your best costume for our Monster Mash. There will also be a costume contest for pets. Goner Records will be here spinning tunes and there will be dancing and beer. There's no cover; just come and have a good time.

Cooper-York Fest

Another year, another Cooper-York Festival.

This is our fifth or sixth year doing it (we really can't remember) and it's the longest running festival held at the corner of Cooper and York Avenues.

We're open 9 am to 7 pm with a day full of music, food, and of course, beer.

This year, we've got Unapologetic and Friends performing in the parking lot.

Performing that day will be Zero x Eillo, Magnolia, Jay Deskreet, Hannya, Kid Maestro, Aaron James, Hippy Soul, and Qemist. 

The music starts at 1 pm and goes until 7 pm.

Soi#9, New Wing Order and MemPops will be site all day with the grub.

The Memphis Gaelic Athletic Association will also be doing athletic demonstrations and answering all your question about this graceful and majestic sport.

We'll have a full complement of beers including the return of Lime Junt and Red Handed Altbier.

We also have 3:30 on a Wednesday, our American Honey Wheat Ale, on tap in the taproom and in six packs to go. 

There will be two alternate versions of 3:30 on a Wednesday available as well: peach and raspberry. The canned versions of these have art from Unapologetic and Goner Records.

Hope to see you Saturday!

Three New Beers, One Weekend

What's better than one new beer? Three new beers.

We're throwing a can release party this Saturday for 3:30 on a Wednesday, our American Honey Wheat Ale.

To honor of our great city's bicentennial we brewed this beer with a double addition of Centennial hops and local honey. 

It was such a hit we decided to bring it back. 

But it's not alone this time. 

We brewed two other versions of 3:30 on a  Wednesday, one with raspberry and one with peach. 

We worked with Goner Records and Unapologetic to design cans for these new beers. 

Goner Records and Unapologetic will be playing music Saturday to celebrate these new brews. Hillboyz Mobile will be on site with the grub.

We open at 1 pm with the festivities starting around 3:30 pm.

There will be kegs of these beers to enjoy on Saturday with six packs available to go. 

These limited release beers will around town next week, but this is a chance to get to them first. Hope to see you at our place Saturday.

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,