After much thought and deliberation (and more than a few beers), the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest committee has picked Oct. 19, 2013 as the date for our fourth annual beerfest. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates throughout the year.
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
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:
And just so you know what you’re getting into, here are a few more things to know about #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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
(Thanks to CYRBF volunteer Amanda Dent for the festival photo. More of those to come soon.)
Wow. Another year is in the books and it’s safe to say this year was a great success.
The second annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest experienced strong online ticket sales and sold the remainder of its tickets within about an hour at the site. We were blessed with perfect weather and a real spirit of festivity all day. We worked hard, but it was a great time and we raised money for an organization near and dear to us: the Cooper-Young Community Association.
However, we didn’t do it alone.
If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re planning on going to the second annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest. This is a good thing. A lot of thought and work went into making sure beerfest attendees are going to have a good time while drinking and learning about craft beer from throughout our region. If you want to read more about what we’re about, check out our mission tab on the home page.
This post is a few news and notes about this year’s festival, which is 1-5 p.m. at the corner of Walker and Fleece, behind the Lifelink Memphis building.