Here are three reasons for ladies to take their guy friends to the Wiseacre Brewing Company:
1. You can enjoy a great craft beer AND conversation, because the room is not covered in TV screens with ESPN blaring on every wall.
2. Wiseacre is not only certified by Project Green Fork, it is also going to be the site for their fall fundraiser, “Loving Local,” on October 26 (so save the date).
3. Craft beer is cool! (In turn, you will appear cool for suggesting an outing to Wiseacre!)
Wiseacre Brewing Company cut the ribbon on its new brewery one week ago in the heart of Memphis’ Broad Avenue Arts District with a ceremony featuring Mayor A C Wharton.
Following the ribbon cutting on Wednesday, the brewery opened its tap room and patio to guests on the Friday of Labor Day weekend, marking the debut of Wiseacre beer in the Memphis market.
Wiseacre, founded by brothers Davin and Kellan Bartosch, features a 20-barrel brewhouse, with 200 barrels of fermentation space. The name “Wiseacre” was a term of endearment (scolding) that Davin and Kellan’s grandmother used towards them when they were young boys.
The Wiseacre crew has been busy brewing their first two year-round beers—Tiny Bomb American Pilsner and Ananda IPA. My friends and I enjoyed the Ananda. According to the company label, this beer offers a “velvety texture just before the citrus hop notes explode into pure nirvana” … I will simply say that Ananda got a thumbs up from our group!
Wiseacre will alternate through styles with special releases such as Oktoberfests, Belgians, IPAs, porters and stouts, often according to the season or what its brewmaster, Davin, might be craving.
The taproom is now open Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
This is not a typical bar. Instead, it is a tasting room, a place where people can go to learn about beer and the brewery. Think “Napa Valley, Memphis style!”
Wiseacre will start distributing its draft beers locally through Budweiser of Memphis in the next few weeks, but they will be starting small and growing as they go. “Quality,” Davin says, “is the most important thing to me.”
Davin and Kellan have already been at it for a decade, working and researching their craft throughout the US and Europe, with a goal to start the best brewery possible always at the forefront of their travels.
Drink up! And, for more information, visit the website: wiseacrebrew.com.
Thank you to the experts at FuzzyBrew for sharing images and insights about Wiseacre with StyleBlueprint. This niche blog covers the latest news about craft beer and beer events in Memphis, the Mid-South and beyond.