New Memphis Taproom: A Sneak Peek Inside Crosstown Brewing Co.

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 2nd 2018 2571 1

Yesterday I had a chance to get a sneak peek at Crosstown Brewing’s brand-spanking-new taproom, which opens to the public on February 16. Co-founder Clark Ortkiese was kind enough to give myself, Blake, and Alex a tour and tasting.

Here’s a look around.


Crosstown Brewing was founded by Clark Ortkiese and Will Goodwin back in 2015. The two were part of the Memphis homebrew scene starting back in 2012, and after years of hard work – and lots of learning, as Clark explained – they’re excited to invite Memphis to see their dream come true.

Clark and Will hired professional brewer Stephen Tate to join their team and take their passion to the next level. Stephen is a trained brewer with plenty of experience, and he’s also from Memphis.

Here’s the two of them way back at the Concourse groundbreaking in 2015.

You can already drink Crosstown’s beer at several spots around town, including Midtown Crossing Grill.

Watch a brief video of Clark talking about the beers on the I Love Memphis Instagram, and an 8-second video showing the inside here:

Crosstown Brewing is just west of the Concourse building at 1264 Concourse Avenue, with plenty of parking out front. They plan to have at least five beers on tap, plus a French Truck cold-brew nitro coffee on tap, as well as non-alcoholic craft soda.

They will have plenty of outdoor seating once the weather is nice. The taproom will be family-friendly and open three nights a week, plus all day on weekends. Unlike other taprooms, they don’t plan t have food trucks since they are right next door to a handful of restaurants that will deliver, such as:

– French Truck Coffee
– Midtown Crossing Grill
– Mardi Gras Memphis
– Mama Gaia
– Farmburger

I think Next Door American Eatery will probably deliver, too, but I have not confirmed that yet.

Crosstown Brewing Taproom Hours:

Wednesday – Friday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: noon – 10 p.m.

Again, Crosstown Brewing opens to the public on February 16.

Go there:

Crosstown Brewing Taproom
1264 Concourse Avenue
Memphis Tennessee 38104

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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