Lots of local brewery news and more this Friday

Lots of local brewery news to report today! Thanks to a change in state law, breweries in Tennessee will be able to produce and sell beers as high as 10.1% in alcohol by volume. That will allow Memphis Made Brewing Co. to produce styles like Double IPAs and Imperial Stouts, which were not possible at the previous limit of 6.2%. The first high-gravity release, Slumber Party, an Imperial Stout at 9% ABV, will be released today. It will be available in Memphis Made’s taproom, and a limited number of kegs will be released next week.

Oh, speaking of that taproom? It’s expanding its hours in February. Currently open Friday-Sunday, the taproom will open as well on Monday 4-10 PM and Thursday 1-10 PM.

Another piece of Memphis Made news: I Love Memphis is having a watch party for Grizzlies vs. Jazz on Saturday, March 28 at the taproom at 8 PM.

Bleus and Brews, a beer and cheese pairing and tour, comes to the Wiseacre taproom Saturday, January 28 from 2 to 8. They will pair Snowbeard Barleywine and other beers with a plethora of bleu cheeses. You’ll get to learn about the development of the barleywine style, get a brewery tour, and learn about bleu cheeses from all over the world. There will be blues music in the taproom. Tickets are $20. Sign up on Wiseacre’s website for a 2 PM or 4 PM tour.

Pair to Be Great, a Ghost River beer dinner, will happen at Loflin Yard Friday, January 27 from 7 to 9 PM. Four courses from Chef Andy Night will be matched with four Ghost River beers. Dinner + beer is $65, not including tax and grat. Following the dinner, at 10 PM there will be a free show by Austin-based soul band The Nightowls. Email info@loflinyard.com to reserve your seat.

While we’re on the subject of Loflin Yard, South Side Supper Club is back Sunday at 2. Hmmmm… this could be interesting. Sundays are a dilemma for me, because I want to go down to Loflin and hear my friends play, but I always get comfortable at D-RANKS with B-RAD at the Blind Bear and never make it that far south. However, B-RAD is not working this Sunday. If ever I am going to catch South Side at Loflin, this is the week! If I go I will probably lead off there when Loflin opens at noon. Not sure I’m going to do this, just an idea I’m kicking around.

Make-a-Wish Mid-South will host Wine for Wishes Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 to 10 PM at the Cadre Building. This is a wine-tasting event for young professionals, with a silent auction, live entertainment, and food.

There’s a good article on Patrick and Deni Reilly who own the Majestic Grille in the Daily News today.

The Grizzlies host the Sacramento Kings at FedExForum tonight in the first of back-to-back 7 PM home games.

Follow @MatureTrumpTwts to see what Trump’s tweets would look like if he behaved in a presidential manner.

I wonder at what point my blog will be labeled “not patriotic” and my domain will be taken away from me… May? June?

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.