Other CY beer news: Memphis Made new hours, brews; Hammmer and Ale celebrates
Cooper-Young’s Memphis Made Brewing Co. recently released two new beers to commemorate the annual Gonerfest music festival.
The brewery debuted Gonerbrau, a delicately hopped cream ale, and Fuzzbox IPA in time for last month’s Gonerfest 12, the latest installment in the internationally acclaimed garage and punk rock music festival.
Both beers were sold in kegs at Gonerfest events. In addition, Fuzzbox was sold in a rare, limited-run bottling of 750-milliliter bombers with cover art by Seth Fountain.
“We don’t bottle often, but we’re big fans of Gonerfest and want to support it,” Andy Ashby, co-owner of Memphis Made, said. “Goner Records is our neighborhood record store, and they work really hard to make this happen every year. We hope this beer makes a great festival that much better.”
This is the second year Memphis Made has brewed beer for Gonerfest. Last year, it bottled Guitar Attack IPA.
“We love partnering with Memphis Made. It’s our neighborhood brewery, and they make great beer,” Zac Ives, co-owner of Goner Records, said. “Nothing goes down better than a cold beer at the rock show. It’s the perfect fuel for a five-day rock and roll party.”
Memphis Made is located at 768 S. Cooper and recently expanded its tasting room hours. It will now be open 1-6 p.m. Sundays as well as 4-9 p.m. Fridays and 1-9 p.m. Saturdays.
The taproom will serve up favorites like Lucid Kolsch, Memphis Made’s only year-round beer. It will also serve the two rotating seasonal beers, currently RockBone IPA and Soulful Ginger.
However, it will also feature beers exclusive to the tap room. The brewery has a Side Port Series which features variations of its regular and limited release beers. The tap room will also have beers from its Sidekick Series, where the assistant brewers brew up small batch offerings.
“A lot of people kept asking if we would open the brewery more often than just two days, so we think the demand is there,” Andy Ashby, co-owner of Memphis Made, said. “We think it’ll be a good place for people stop by after having brunch in Cooper-Young and Overton Square, or just for those who don’t want the weekend to end so soon. This will also give restaurant people who work on Fridays and Saturdays a chance to visit our place.”
The Side Port Series and Sidekick Series are only sold in pints (no growlers) so that as many people as possible can try them. These beers are announced via the tap room’s Twitter feed, @3810POUR.
n Craft beer tasting room Hammer & Ale, formerly known as the Growler, will celebrate Oktoberfest 1-6 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015 with a customer appreciation day. All Pints will be $3.50, and sausages and sauerkraut will be on the menu.