Beerfest team says ‘Cheers’ to volunteers and sponsors

Photo by Amanda Hill/AM Photography

Thank you to all who came out to the third annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest on Oct. 13. We had a great time and hope that you did as well.

We couldn’t have done this without help. First, we want to thank the brewers and homebrew clubs that made the festival possible: Asheville Brewers Alliance, Blackstone Brewery, Bluff City Brewers & Connoisseurs, Boscos Brewing Company, Country Boy Brewing, Ghost River Brewing Company, High Cotton Brewing Company, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, Lore Brewing Company, Memphis Brewer’s Association, Red Brick Brewing Company, Schlafly Beer, Vino’s Brewpub and Yazoo Brewing Company.

Second, we had tremendous support for the beerfest and Cooper-Young from our sponsors: Cooper-Young Community Association, Central BBQ, Celtic Crossing, Stone Soup Cafe, Sweet Grass, Goner Records, Memphis Flyer, MemphiSport Live, West Memphis Fence and Party Concepts and WEVL.

Some of our great, local businesses contributed to make sure that our visiting brewers had a taste of the wonderful things that Memphis has to offer. These included: Stax Museum, Bar-B-Q Shop, Huey’s, Ballinger’s Midtown Service Station, Sun Studio, The Cotton Museum and Guidebook.

Last but not least, we had dedicated volunteers who came to the festival and did plenty of dirty and sweaty work setting up the site, pouring beer, getting ice and tearing things down at the end. Thank you for your help.

We will work hard to plan the fourth annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest for 2013, try to keep the great things and improve the shortcomings. If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

We hope to see you in 2013!


– The Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest Organizing Committee


P.S.: I would personally like to thank the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest Organizing Committee: Drew Barton, Trevor Kearney, Justin Jones, Mark Morrison, Toby Sells and Josh Spickler. They (and their significant others) contributed a year’s worth of work towards making this festival a success.

Andy Ashby, chairman

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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