365 Things to Do in Memphis #258: Cooper Young Beer Fest

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 18th 2019 1824 0

Editor’s note: To better prepare you for the upcoming Cooper-Young Beer Festival, here’s a guest post from festival organizer Toby Sells. Enjoy! The festival celebrates 10 years in 2019. Tickets will sell out, so get yours here. 

Beers will flow generously again this year at the Cooper Young Beer Festival, a fund raiser for the “historically hip” Memphis neighborhood.

If you go (and you should), here’s what you need to know:

Inside: At the gate, you’ll get a 12-ounce plastic beer mug that you’ll use to sample beers. Buckets will be available so you can pour out any beer you don’t like and there will be  water to rinse your cup out.

Beers: There’s no Bud Light here. We’ll only have craft beers from independent brewers and brewpubs from our region. They’ll bring their best sellers and probably some experimental stuff, too.

Educate yourself: Most of the brewers will have representatives on site to answer your questions.

Cooper-Young Regional Beer Fest, Memphis, Tenn.

Food: Local restaurants Stone Soup Cafe and Sweetgrass (and maybe more) will bring their goods this year so bring some cash to get some eats.

Tickets: Tickets are $50 and can also be purchased in advance…while supplies last! The number of tickets available is based on how much beer our brewers bring so everyone has plenty to drink and there are no long lines. Total tickets are capped and we could run out. This limits line waiting and is

Other stuff: Please leave your pets and kids at home (no one under 21 is allowed in the festival). Also, bring cash for food, shirts and other cool stuff. The guys from Goner will spin records so bring your dancin’ shoes.

Go there:

Cooper-Young Beer Festival
October 19, 2019
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

About the author: Toby Sells is a Cooper-Young resident, beer fest organizer and all-around classy gentleman.

Toby Sells


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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  1. Someone says:

    There will also be fresh beer from the local homebrewers club, include cask ale. A true treat that few get to enjoy in this region

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