Tuesday update

Got details on two upcoming beer festivals for you. Memphis Brewfest will happen on the field at the Liberty Bowl on Saturday, May 11. This is Memphis’ biggest beer festival of the year, with a long list of breweries (click the link to see who is coming). There will also be food trucks there: Flying Saucer (they have a food truck?), Central BBQ, New Wing Order, The Fiesta Wagon, Cousins Maine Lobster, and MeMPops. There will be a special Belgian beer area by the Flying Saucer. Tickets are $25 designated driver, $48 general admission, and $100 VIP.

The date has been set for the Cooper-Young Beerfest: October 19. This will be the tenth annual C-Y Beerfest, and they say they’re going big. If you enjoy learning about beers, there is no better place to do it. They have an education booth where the brewers give talks. Also, the breweries that get accepted to the festival are required to send someone who had a hand in actually brewing the beer, so you can talk to them about the process; for other festivals, breweries often send marketing/sales people. In addition, the breweries have to be within a day’s drive of Memphis, so if you like what you drink you can road-trip it easily.

Support the fight against fires, and breast cancer, with this Memphis Firefighters shirt:

The Memphis Tigers vs. San Diego game tonight will be broadcast on ESPN3.

The Peabody has announced its 2019 rooftop party schedule.

Gould’s Span and Salon is opening Big Cypress Spa in Bass Pro at the Pyramid. Unlike the Gould’s at Main and Union that offers haircuts, Big Cypress Spa will offer only luxury spa services like facials, manicures, and pedicures. The spa will be open to the public but will be geared toward serving Big Cypress Lodge hotel guests.

Malco Powerhouse movie theater news:

Comedian Jim Gaffigan brings his Quality Time Tour to FedExForum Saturday, August 17. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM.

The River Series at Harbor Town Amphitheater has announced its Spring Series. Craig Brown Band, Aquarian Blood, Pat Sansone, Alicja Trout, Obruni Dance Band, and Yazan will be among those performing on three dates in April and May.

Win free wings for a year!

Your reminder for the day that people suck: Saturday night, during Nate’s 27th anniversary party at Earnestine & Hazel’s, someone punched three holes in the upstairs wall of the circa-1906 building. If you witnessed this act of vandalism or have any information as to who did this, the people who run E&H would like to buy you a Soul Burger and a drink and talk to you about what you know.

Cordelia’s Market has released the menu for its Sweet Water beer dinner this Thursday at 6:30 PM:

Manchego stuffed dates wrapped in bacon
Sweet Water 420 Extra Pale Ale

Fresh herb & watermelon panzanella salad
Sweet Water IPA

Crawfish Spaetzle
Sweet Water G-13 IPA

Crisp pork with spiced ginger chutney
Sweet Water Mango Wheat Kush

PB&J beignets
Peach Love & Happiness Berliner Weisse with peaches

Buy tickets to the beer dinner here.

There will be a Sweet Water (is it one word or two? I’ve seen both) beer tasting at the Grizzlies game Friday night. Ticket including beer tasting is $50 Pinnacle level, $40 Terrace level.

Downtown Yoga has a spring deal going on. Use the promo code Spring15 when paying for classes online and get 15% off unlimited classes for a month, or buy 10 classes and get 2 free. YOGA!

Nominations are being sought for the inaugural class of the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame.

That’s the news for today. Back tomorrow with more.