Memphis Made Blog:

Thoughts and ramblings from the minds behind Memphis Made Brewing.

Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund

It was an honor to present Sierra Nevada with a check on Sunday to benefit the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund.

This devastating fire burned more than 153,000 acres, killed at least 85 people, and destroyed more than 13,000 homes.

To help with the recovery efforts, Sierra Nevada Brewing organized the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund.

More than 1,400 breweries brewed their own batches of Resilience IPA and served it in their taprooms, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. Memphis Made brewed up a 10 barrel batch.

On Sunday, Memphis Made owners Drew Barton and Andy Ashby presented Sierra Nevada area sales representative Derek Petrella with a $7,067 check. This is part of an effort which has led to craft breweries helping to generate more than $25 million in relief funding.


From Tennessee to California

At Memphis Made Brewing, we try to give back to our community as much as possible. We try to focus on our local community first, but it's time to look a little further out at our extended community, our Craft Beer Community. 

The Camp Fire wild fire in California has been the worst in history and to help with the recovery efforts, Sierra Nevada Brewing has organized the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. 

Participating breweries will brew their own batch of Resilience IPA and serve it in their taproom, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. We're doing our part by brewing up a 10 barrel batch which will be available in the taproom mid-December. 

Please come out and raise a pint with us. Resilience IPA will be available while supplies last. 

Who knew drinking a little beer could help so much? 

In the meantime, you can also donate directly to the Sierra Nevada Brewery Camp Fire Relief fund 

via the Golden Valley Community Bank Foundation web site:


To celebrate our 5th birthday we're throwing one heck of a party for ourselves.

Dark beer lovers rejoice, it's time again for MALTED!

This party includes a bunch of limited release malty beers to help ward off the cold weather while celebrating fives years of beer. You never know what our brewers have whipped up to celebrate this special occasion.

Attendance is free, but get here early - the first 100 customers receive a specialty MALTED glass.

Doors open at 1 p.m.

Crystal Shrine starts the music at 3 p.m., followed by Yesse Yavis at 4 p.m., and John Paul Keith at 5:15 p.m. 

After the music, we'll have a free Comma Comedians show at 7:30 p.m.

El Mero Taco will be providing the food all day so stop by for beer, food, music and more. 

Keep an eye on our website and social media for any updates.

Overton Park Night

While we donate beer, time, and money to a variety of causes, everyone knows that the Overton Park Conservancy is one that is especially near and dear to our hearts.

This gem in the heart of Midtown is just down Cooper Street from our brewery and we like supporting it.

We help out with the Day of Merrymaking and pretty much anything the Overton Park Conservancy asks us to do.

That's why we jumped at this chance to help a great organization which supports such a a great park.

This Thursday, we're hosting Overton Park Night at the brewery.

We're donating $1 of every pint to the Overton Park Conservancy. What's more is Merrell is matching donations up to $500.

REI is going to buy 300 tacos from El Mero Taco for attendees.

Both companies will be on site with free stuff and product demonstrations.

Last but not least, our friends Big Barrton will be playing a free show 6-8 p.m.

The tap room is open 4-10 p.m. on Thursday, so come out and enjoy some beer, food, and music in support of this fantastic public amenity.

Canning Junt and a New Look for Fireside

Here at Memphis Made Brewing, we're always looking to shake things up while we grow.

To that end, we've released another one of our year-round beers in 12 ounce cans while updating the look of our first regularly-canned offering.

We've started canning Junt, our delicately-hopped cream ale, and cases of this easy-drinking brew are being delivered throughout Shelby County as we speak. Or as you read this, rather. 

Memphis Made designer Weston Notestine also tweaked the look of Fireside, our amber ale first released in cans in late 2017. 

The reason we changed the look of one our more popular beers is that we're always trying to better ourselves and our products.

For example, we realized that simply changing the color scheme of the can would make it more visible on store shelves. This makes it easier for you to find the beer to drink it, which is a win-win for all involved.

Our canning line has also been busy with a whole bunch of other limited-run offerings recently, including Loving Local Pineapple Wheat, Gonerfest Session IPA, Gonerbrau (16 ounce cans), and a lime-infused Junt for WEVL's 30th Blues on the Bluff. 

We also had commemorative cans for Memphis Music Export's showcase at the Americana Fest in Nashville and for the launch of the Daily Memphian.

Expect to see even more types of canned beers from us before  the year is out. Stay tuned to see what we can do next.

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,