The local brewing industry just got a little bigger.
Memphis Made Brewing Co., a new local brewery, will debut its two inaugural brands Oct. 11 at the Flying Saucer in Downtown Memphis and Cordova.
The beers, South Cooper Saison and Parkways Pale Ale, will be on tap at the restaurants. The South Cooper Saison is a brown saison, composed of a simple malt bill of pale and chocolate malt. Parkways is an American pale ale with nugget and Delta hops that provide flavor. The company has plans to produce other brews, including a red ale and porter at another date. The company will initially self-distribute the products and is rolling out its brands in a few local bars and restaurants initially.
Memphis Made Brewing Co. occupies a former Keathley Pie Factory warehouse and production facility at 768 S. Cooper.
“We just couldn’t wait a full year to make anniversary beers,” Drew Barton, founder and head brewer, said in a statement. “These beers could be one-time only or we could revisit them later.”
“I am rooting for these guys,” Kirk Caliendo, general manager of the Flying Saucer, said in a statement. “We have traveled the country in our youth in search of great beer and now they will be brewing it here at home for us to sell and drink at the Saucer.”
Memphis Made will also serve beer at the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, held 1-5 p.m., Oct. 19 at Midtown Autowerks, 795 S. Cooper.
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