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2014 CY Beerfest

The fifth annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest will be on October 11, 2014. Put it on your calendars and come see us.

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Beerfest 2013, Beerfest News

2013 CY Beerfest

Are you ready for some great craft beer? The fourth annual CY Beerfest is today from 1:00-5:00 PM. If you don’t have tickets yet, we are SOLD OUT and will NOT be selling tickets at the gate.

This year, the CY Beerfest will be at Midtown Autowerks, which is located at 795 S. Cooper near the iconic trestle art and “I Love Memphis” mural.

We have a few suggestions for you below. For more information, please visit our Information & Tickets page.

First, GET THE GUIDEBOOK MOBILE APP! Enhance your experience with beer descriptions, detailed Beer Tent Revival schedule and brewer info.

Here’s a list of things you will want to bring :

  1. Your ticket – you’d be surprised . . .

  2. ID – you must be 21 or older AND have a valid, government-issued, photo ID to enter

  3. Cash – for food, t-shirts and other stuff

  4. Cab fare or a designated driver – DDs get in free but must still be 21+ and have an ID

Other things to know about #CYBeerFest:

  1. Leave your pet at home

  2. Please be considerate of our neighbors when parking. Don’t block driveways, park illegally or in parking lots belonging to other businesses

  3. This festival would not exist without you guys talking about it. So, tweet and Facebook ’til that battery dies! The official hashtag is #CYBeerFest


Beerfest 2013, Beerfest News

Fourth Annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest

New Brewers. New Location. Same Cooper-Young.

The fourth annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest is now SOLD OUT. If you already have tickets, please visit our Information and Tickets page for details.

This year’s Beerfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 1:00-5:00 PM. We have been planning for months and have some changes coming this year that we are excited about. We are moving the festival to a larger location in Cooper-Young and have had a great response from some new brewers in the region that we are thrilled to bring to the festival.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest on brewers and other festival news. Also, sign up for our email list to keep up to date on the plans for this year.

We hope you can join us for some great craft beer and fun on October 19!

Beerfest 2012

Thank you

Thanks to everyone who came out in 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out in 2012

Thank you to all who came out to the third annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest yesterday. We had a great time and hope that you did as well.

We couldn’t have done this without help. First, we want to thank the brewers and homebrew clubs that made the festival possible:

Second, we had tremendous support for the beerfest and Cooper-Young from our sponsors.

Some of our great, local businesses contributed to make sure that our visiting brewers had a taste of the wonderful things that Memphis has to offer.

Last but not least, we had dedicated volunteers that came to the festival, did plenty of dirty and sweaty work setting up the site, pouring beer, getting ice and tearing things down at the end. Thank you for your help.

We will work hard to plan the fourth annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest for 2013, try to keep the great things and improve the shortcomings. If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

We hope to see you in 2013!

-The Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest Organizing Committee

Beerfest 2012, Beerfest News, Tickets

2012 CYRB is Today!

Today is the day. It looks like the weather is going to be great for the third annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest. Online ticket sales have ended, but we still have about 100 tickets left that we will be selling at the gate for $40.

For more information, please visit our Information & Tickets page.

Here’s a list of 10 things to bring that will enhance your festival experience:

  1. Your ticket – you’d be surprised . . .
  2. ID – you must be 21 to enter
  3. Cash – for food, t-shirts and other stuff
  4. Sunglasses – squinting at your beer ain’t cool
  5. Buddies – unless you prefer to drink alone
  6. Cab fare or a designated driver – they get in free!
  7. Comfy clothes – this ain’t no fashion show!
  8. Taste buds – there’s lots to taste in four hours
  9. An open mind – c’mon, try at least one beer you think you won’t like
  10. A camera - good times with good friends should be documented


And just so you know what you’re getting into, here are a few more things to know about #CYBeerFest

  1. We won’t have Bud Light.
  2. We won’t have Miller Lite or Coors Light, Keystone Light, Corona Light, Michelob Light, Shock Top, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Tequiza, Zima or anything like that.
  3. If you’re hell bent on having a light beer, find ANYBODY working with the beer festival, and they’ll help you find a beer you like; we promise!
  4. Leave your pet at home. (Fill up the water bowl before you leave)
  5. No agro, bro! Just good times and good beer.
  6. Educate. Beer Tent Revival will show you the light (not to be confused with the Lite)
  7. Hydrate. Water’s a wonder beverage! Keeps your head cool in many ways.
  8. This festival would not exist without you guys talking about it. So, tweet and Facebook ’til that battery dies! The official hashtag is #CYBeerFest.


Finally, don’t forget to download our app so you can read more about the brewers and their beers. You can read more about the app here.

Beerfest 2012, Beerfest News

Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest 2012 has gone mobile!

Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest 2012 now has a guide on Guidebook! Improve your experience at the beerfest by getting the app on your phone or mobile device. Available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and web-enabled devices, completely free. Get it for your device now.

In partnership with Guidebook, we’re excited to announce that 500 festival goers will have access to a mobile app with information about the brewers, descriptions of beers and a schedule for the Beer Tent Revival for the 2012 CYbeerfest. Best of all, the app has a To Do function that lets you build a list of beers you’d like to try at the festival.

The app is LIVE NOW, and will be UPDATED CONTINUOUSLY through the end of the festival this Saturday. Make sure you get the updates so that you will have the latest information on the beerfest. Downloads are limited, so get it today!

Beerfest 2012, Beerfest News

2012 Beerfest Tickets Now on Sale

One mug. Four hours.

Tickets for the third annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest are now on sale. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate IF there are any left. There are no service fees when buying tickets online this year. For additional details, please see our Info&Tix page

Make sure you buy yours so that you can join us on Saturday, October 13, for an afternoon of enjoying regional, craft beers and learning about the products produced by your hardworking, local brewers. We will have quite a few breweries from the first two years as well as some names that are new to the region. Hope to see you there.

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CYRB Tickets On Sale Sept. 7

Tickets for the third annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest will go on sale on this site at 10:00 AM on Friday, Sept. 7. This year, we are not charging any ticketing fees for purchases online.

Physical tickets can first be purchased at the Rock For Love Overton Square Street Festival on Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Madison Avenue.

Rock For Love benefits the Church Health Center, and a portion of the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest ticket sales that day will be donated to Rock For Love.

After the Rock For Love event, beerfest tickets will be available for purchase at the Cooper-Young Community Association offices at 2298 Young Ave. Check the CYCA website for office hours.

Tickets will cost $35 before the festival and $40 the day of the festival if it’s not sold out. CYCA members get a $5 discount.

The Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest on Oct. 13 features only craft beers from within a day’s drive of Memphis. The festival benefits the Cooper-Young Community Association, a non-profit organization that maintains the Trestle Art, organizes clean-ups, and does many other things in this Midtown neighborhood.

This year’s festival will include food from Central BBQ, Stone Soup Café and Sweet Grass. Goner Records will be playing Memphis music. Celtic Crossing, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Sport and WEVL are also sponsors.

“Craft brewing is growing in America and the Mid-South, and our festival is growing with it,” Andy Ashby, CYRB chairman, said. “We’ve added several new breweries this year, including several which aren’t yet available in Memphis. That said, we’re still making sure to keep lines short while focusing on educating people about good beer.”

For more information about the festival, email


Beerfest 2012, Video

IPA Day with Andy

We had a beer recently with Beerfest chairman Andy Ashby during IPA Day. Come for the info. Stay for the outtakes at the end.

Beerfest 2012, Beerfest News

Raise Those Pints

Let's do it again!

Celebrating the 2011 festival with a final toast.

Did you stay till the last drink in 2011? Well, your next chance to toast the region’s best craft brewers is coming soon — Oct. 13, 2012, to be exact.

The Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest: Oct. 13, 2012We’ve started planning the 2012 Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, and we’ll have some exciting news to post soon. Stay tuned for announcements about participating breweries and ticket sales, and in the meantime, help us out by sharing the date with all your friends.

(Thanks to CYRBF volunteer Amanda Dent for the festival photo. More of those to come soon.)

  • Goner Records
  • Midtown Autowerks
  • Ballingers
  • Central BBQ Memphis
  • The Memphis Flyer