Memphis Made Blog:

Thoughts and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing.

Memphis > Nashville

Memphis Made Brewing is going to Nashville.

Or at least some of our beer is.

We've worked with Music Export Memphis to produce specially-labelled cans of Junt to accompany Memphis musicians performing at AmericanaFest this weekend.

Americana Junt will be served while Cedric Burnside, Marcella Simien, Faith Evans Ruch, Talibah Safifa, and Josh Waddell  perform at the Pure Memphis Happy Hour on Sept. 13.

The show is from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Filming Station so if you're in Nashville, go check it out.

This is the third year Music Export Memphis has been bringing Bluff City flavor to the AmericanaFest. They will also have spirits from Memphis' own Old Dominick Distillery.

But the Music City isn't having all the fun. Several of the artists will be doing a return show at our tap room

Some of the artists are going to play at our tap room on Saturday, Oct. 6 and we'll have six packs of the Americana Junt for sale.

For more information about Music Export Memphis, click here.

Plunge to Expunge

Just City is putting on its Plunge to Expunge event this Thursday at Memphis Made Brewing. It starts at 5:30 p.m.

The event is in its third year at the brewery. Dunkees include One Family Memphis executive director Reggie Davis, CBS Sports national columnist and radio host Gary Parrish, and I Love Memphis blogger Holly Whitfield.

Comedian Katrina Coleman will MC the event. DJ Memville will be spinning the tunes.

Clearing up a criminal record in Tennessee requires a fee of $280 even when qualified applicants have completed all requirements of their sentence, according to Just City. The organization's Clean Slate Fund is used to pay this fee on behalf of people who qualify but can’t afford it. The fund is supported exclusively with private donations.

If you'd like to help the cause, simply click here.


Donations at the event will go towards this fund.

National IPA Day: Totally a Real Thing

It seems every day on the calendar is claimed by some business interest.

Well, the beer industry is no different, as Aug. 2 is National IPA Day.

Come celebrate this entirely made-up holiday with some hoppy surprises in our tap room.

We're canning up a few cases of our delicious Cat Nap IPA and will sell those when we open up Thursday at 4 p.m. This is the first time we've canned up this year-round beer and when they're gone, they're gone. Be the first on your block to get a six pack.

Also, we'll have one keg of Hazing Brady, a New England IPA, which is sure to go fast as well.

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.




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,