Beer matters to us Memphians: it is, and always has been, at the source of our character and culture. We especially celebrate our own local microbreweries — seven Memphis brands that are built on craft, small batch brewing and carefully concocted delta recipes. Raise a glass to our Memphis breweries!
Wiseacre Brewing Company
2783 Broad Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 • (901) 888-7000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Wiseacre Brewery tap room feels like an urban barn of sorts. Spacious and simple building design meets multi-chrome artwork, and a sleek, credit-card-only bar meets freshly crafted southern beer. We love this tap room for its effortless charm, its covered patio, and of course, its tasty brews!
Boscos Restaurant and Brewing Company
2120 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 432-2222
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Happy hours: Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; $1 off 15 ounce domestic beers, and 50 cents off 10 ounce domestic beers.
Boscos on the Square brews 60 unique, small batch beers every year. The restaurant and brewing company steers clear of additives and preservatives, using only the freshest ingredients to craft beers that make Memphis proud. We love Boscos for offering samples and flights that we might test before diving into a full-size brew — but be warned — the choice between Boscos’s samplings is a tough one for us lovers of boldly-bitter brews!
Ghost River Brewing Company
827 South Main St., Memphis, TN 38106 • (901) 278-0140
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 12:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday 12 to 9 p.m.
Since 2008, Ghost River Brewing has provided us with handcrafted beers — brewed exclusively with water from our own Memphis Sands Aquifer. The company is proud to donate a potion of its proceeds to the Wolf River Conservancy to help protect the river and its watershed. The fresh and full-flavored Golden Ale, Irish Red Ale, and India Pale Ale are always on tap downtown at the brewery, and take-home growlers are $11 each.
High Cotton Brewing Company
598 Monroe Ave., Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 543-4444
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
High Cotton Brewing Company opened its Monroe Avenue tap room in June of 2014. On tap at this rustic downtown hangout you’ll find a selection of handcrafted beers that High Cotton is “proud to brew, proud to drink, and most of all, proud to share.” Their main brew — the Extra Special Bitter, or the ESB — is one of the most drinkable pale ales of all time. Enjoy it along with the tap room’s delicious food and live music — sitting inside or outside! And they give brewery tours every Saturday at 3 p.m.
Memphis Made Brewing Company
768 Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 207-5343
Hours: Friday, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Memphis Made Brewing Company’s tap room is tucked behind the “I Love Memphis” mural, just off Cooper Street in the heart of Midtown. Check it out not only for the beer, but also for the food truck that’s almost always parked outside. They offer tours every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Crosstown Brewing Company
1264 Concourse Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 529-7611
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
In the same area of Crosstown Concourse is Crosstown Brewing Company. Known for its quirky beers and unique tastes, they promise to bring you some of the yummiest beers. And no matter your taste buds, they vow to find you something that you will love! Oh, and be on the lookout for what food trucks they’ll have each weekend.
Meddlesome Brewing Company
7750 B Trinity Rd Suite 114, Cordova, TN 38016 • (901) 207-1147
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
You can find Meddlesome Brewing Company in Cordova on Trinity Road, right past Shelby Farms Park. At Meddlesome, there’s always a food truck, seasonal brews and fun events happening. So, venture out in the suburbs for some good ‘ole fashioned fun!
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