Live From The Brewery: Ben Orgel, Adam Exelbierd, and Luke McLuke.

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 10th 2015 7419 0

If you subscribe to the I Love Memphis Podcast on iTunes then you already know that the I Love Memphis podcast is taking the show on the road for April and May and broadcasting live from the Tennessee Brewery on alternating Thursdays.

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If not, well, go subscribe for free right here to make sure you don’t miss a minute of Kevin Cerrito and me interviewing interesting Memphians.

Here are our guests for the first April 2015 I Love Memphis Podcast, “Live From The Brewery”:

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Benjamin Orgel, brewery co-owner and Brewery Revival organizer.

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Adam Exelbierd was the featured artist for the weekend of April 10th.

Just press play below to listen right here on the site.

Tweet us your comments about the podcast @ilovememphis or @cerrito and/or tag #ILMPodcast, comment on this post, or email me here.

Win A Limited Edition Brewery Painting And a T-Shirt Giveway Over!

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If you want to win this piece of art, leave me a comment on THIS POST and tell me your favorite part of the brewrey. I’ll pick someone at random to win the painting on Saturday 4/11 around noon.     Congrats to Brendan for winning the random drawing!

We couldn’t do this alone. Here are some lovely folks we’d like to thank. 

– Gil Worth from OAM Network for making the live broadcast and recording happen. This wouldn’t be possible without his network – check out all the podcasts!
– Rick Trotter, announcer for the Memphis Grizzlies, for generously offering his amazing voice work
– Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau (my employer) for supporting the I Love Memphis blog and podcast
– Ben and Adam for taking time out of their busy opening day duties to interview with us
– Hope Clayburn, for making soulful funky tunes like “Love is on the Way”, which we sample on the podcast

Show Comments


  1. Shelby Brown says:

    My absolute favorite part of the brewery is the architecture of the building inside and out. The atmosphere is always a plus, too!

  2. Dylan says:

    My favorite is when you have too many beers and tell Adam too many details about your life and then he makes a clever poem about it all.

  3. Wes says:

    I love watching the Grizzlies' away playoff games there! Awesome atmosphere.

  4. Joe says:

    It's gotta be professor catfish. He's such a legend in his own domain. Even with the move indoors. 

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  6. Marriah says:

    The string lights in the atrium make the place magical but I love love love the new art room with that amazing staircase and those fantastic columns!

  7. Jeff says:

    Thanks Holly!! I love the brewery's courtyard, it has been the perfect gathering spot to see old friends and meet new ones. I'm looking forward to trying Mr Flemmons'  Goldcrest 51 this year. 

  8. Lindsey says:

    My favorite part of the brewery is the location! Living a block away means I can "invest in good times" all the time!

  9. Steve says:

    Great read.  Love to see Memphians taking pride and revitalizing the city.  Keep up the good work.  I hope I win!

  10. Jason says:

    Love the new courtyard landscaping and view through the steel support beams

  11. Stefanie Edwards says:

    It's hard to pick one favorite thing! The architecture (windows, columns, staircase), the beer garden with the azaleas and the fountain, the hanging lights once the sun begins to set, the share picnic tables with strangers and new found friends.

  12. Brendan says:

    I love how they are using a space that already exists instead of building something new. The greenest building is one that's already built! 

  13. Abby says:

    the beauty of the place isn't just in the architecture. there's something about it only being open for a season that makes each moment spent there feel really special. 


  14. Lizzie says:

    Lights, art room, architecture, are all great but honestly it's the people that are my favorite. Go with friends, go alone-either way you will fit right in.

  15. Shab says:

    The Brewery is Memphis.  A reclaimed area, done with local pride, outdoor drinking, masses of people supporting it.  That's the Memphis I Love.

  16. robin says:

    The lovely art deco windows and the steelwork spans and lighting – fills the space with light and air – very cool!

  17. Martha Dismer says:

    My favorite part is that I am going to be able to see it next week on a vacation in Memphis!



  18. Karen Watson says:

    This is so cool! Love the art!

  19. Katie lefler says:

    i love the architecture of the building and the beer.

  20. Chase says:

    My favorite part is the main entrance into the atrium with the archway. 

  21. Caroline says:

    I love the building's history. So few of our architecturally significant older buildings are left. 

  22. Mike says:

    The best part about the brewery is its history! The Tennessee Brewery was once was of the biggest breweries in the entire South.

  23. Otto says:

    Honestly, I like the added tables, to make it easier to enjoy the food trucks. 🙂

  24. Veronica jones says:

    I love the building itself & the

    atmosphere created by the history of it. 

  25. Meghan Gibson says:

    My favorite part is actually the exterior  of the building, with the arches.  I used to run by it every day and think, I wish they would do something with this building, it's such a pretty old building.  Of course i moved to east mem and then they did something with it!  not when I lived around the corner.  

  26. Gretchen says:

    My favorite thing about the Tennessee brewery has always been that it represents a Memphis past and future that were and are full of possibility.  The building has inspired so many people to dream for many years. It's exiting to see one if those dreams socially coming to life!!

  27. Sara says:

    The laid-back atmosphere is great!

  28. joel says:

    Memphis rules! Love the art. Would be an honor to have it hang in Texas.

  29. Ben says:

    I love the atrium!  But my favorite part of the brewery is the history. 

  30. Ben says:

    I love the atrium but my favorite part is the history!

  31. hallie says:

    Id have to say my favorite is watching away grizz games there too!

  32. Ashley E says:

    I absolutely LOVE the staircase and the patina on the metals. It really makes this place one of a kind!

  33. Caitlin says:

    The architecture is amazing and the beer is great, but my favorite part is the sense of Memphis community. Such a fun atmosphere with great people!

  34. Ann Carson says:

    I love that the Tennessee Brewery did such a wonderful job in bringing something from Memphis past to celebrate Memphis present. The combination of architecture and ambiance offer a place for Memphians to enjoy being Memphians.  #gogrizz #gotigers

  35. Kirk Williams says:

    That would look Great on my wall !!!!

  36. Allison says:

    The arched windows were always my favorite! This building was my husband's "muse" in photography while at MCA, so I'll always have a soft spot for it. 

  37. Les says:

    Love the fact that people still believe in Memphis and in reviving one of its great buildings. 

  38. Virginia says:

    I love that it is being revitalized.

  39. Jessica Tucker says:

    I love the old and nex history of this building. It represents what Memphis was and is today, a great place for old and young to have fun.

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