Thur update: CY Beerfest tickets on sale, Rocky Horror, cheap beer at Kooky Sunday, Hop Head beer flight

I just did the “where to watch college football Downtown” post. Scroll down to see it. Here are a few other news items…

Cooper-Young Beerfest tickets are now on sale. Get tickets here. They’re adding more brewers and capping it at 700 this year, in order to keep the lines fairly short and to give people time to talk to the brewers. The date is October 15 and the beerfest is expected to sell out, so get your ticket early. I bought mine this morning.

This Friday will be the Orpheum’s annual showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. This is the finale in their summer movie series, and it always draws a big turnout. Movie starts at 8, but get there at 7 for a costume contest. Prop bags will be sold for $5, and movie-goers are encouraged to throw toilet paper and do all of the audience-participation moves. How often do you get to throw toilet paper in the Orpheum? $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under (movie is rated R). Bring your ticket to BB King’s afterward for free admission, or to Itta Bena for free appetizer with the purchase of an entree.

I’m always happy to post about cheap beer, and this Sunday you’ll find it at Kooky Canuck. They’ll have 12-ounce Super Cold Bud Lights for 99 cents all day in a pre-Labor Day celebration. If you’re around the corner at the Memphis Music & Heritage Fest, stop in Kooky for a couple of quick beers on Sunday (unfortunately you can’t get to-go cups for the festival).

While we’re on the subject of beer, the Flying Saucer’s fall menu just came out. Last night I looked it over and discovered a new beer flight, where you get to sample five 5 oz. servings of different beers. The new flight is called Hop Head and includes Yazoo Hop Project, Stone Pale Ale, Victory Hop Devil, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and Bridgeport IPA. Those are some yummy beers. Cost is $8.50.

That’s all for now… GO TIGERS!!!