Best Breweries in Memphis

Memphis is a city rich with history, culture, and beer. Though there are many breweries in the city and surrounding areas, these five stand out as some of the best Memphis has to offer.


Ghost River Brewing

Ghost River Brewing

Ghost River Brewing is a craft brewery located in Memphis, Tennessee. The company was founded in 1996 by Bill Samuels Jr., son of the founder of Maker’s Mark. The brewery has won multiple awards for its beers and was named Best Mid-Size Brewpub by the Brewers Association in 2012. Ghost River Brewing is located at 1387 Decatur St, Memphis, TN 38107.

Wiseacre Brewing Company

Wiseacre Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Memphis, Tennessee. It was founded by brothers Justin and Blake Richardson in 2012. The brewery produces a variety of beers that range from IPA to pilsner. Wiseacre Brewing Company’s flagship beers include Wiseacre Pilsner, Tiny Bomb, and Tiny Bomb Pilsner.

The Richardson brothers began brewing beer as a hobby while they were in college at the University of Memphis. They have been passionate about brewing ever since they first tried their first batch made with extract kits in Justin’s apartment during law school at night after work hours were over for the day. Upon graduation from law school, they both decided to leave their jobs to pursue careers as professional brewers full time!

Meddlesome Brewing Company

If you’re looking for the best breweries in Memphis, check out Meddlesome Brewing Company. This brewery opened in 2017 and is located at 2269 Broad Ave., STE A, Memphis, TN 38112.

Meddlesome makes some of the best beer in town with its All Day IPA, Ghost River Golden Ale and more. The brews are available on tap or in cans (bottle).

High Cotton Brewing Co.

You can find High Cotton Brewing Co. at 650 Madison Avenue in the Overton Square area. It’s open from 4 p.m. to midnight on Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday, but closed on Monday and Tuesday. They offer tastings for $7 per person or flights of five beers for $10 per person; if you’re just there for a quick beer or two, they have small-size pours available for anywhere from $3 to $4 each.

The brewery offers a variety of brews both year-round and seasonal: their flagship beers include Southern Wit, an American wheat beer brewed with orange peel; Bitter Oats IPA; Hoppy Gnome Pale Ale (a sessionable hoppy pale ale); Seasonal Shapes Series Double IPA; Sticky Fingers Brown Ale (a sweet brown ale); Table Talk Amber Lager made with Munich malt at 6% ABV (alcohol by volume); Special Sauce Stout made with roasted barley at 7% ABV; Blackberry Cobbler Berliner Weisse made with blackberries at 3% ABV (both seasonal).

They also offer several additional taps featuring other Memphis breweries’ beers as well as those from around the country plus some imports such as Stella Artois Cidre Champagne Style Beer served in a wine glass which makes me feel fancy when I drink it!

Memphis Made Brewing Co

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is a craft brewery located in the Cooper-Young neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee. It was founded in 2012 by owners Brad and Emily Jones.

The brewery offers 5 year round beers: Country Roots IPA, Southern Gentleman (a hybrid between a pale ale and an English bitter), Poplar Pale Ale, Four Points Pale Ale and River City Milk Stout as well as seasonal beers such as Death By Coconut Imperial Porter (available during January), Summertime Blonde Wheat Ale (available May through September) and Spicy Bodacious Ale (available October through December).



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  • Pinstripes is a sports bar and grill that also offers great craft beer. They have a wide variety of beers on tap, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
  • Check out Ghost River Brewing Co., which has an extensive list of beers available at their taproom. They also have tours and tastings for those who want to learn more about the brewing process or just enjoy some tasty beers!

Good luck on your search for the best breweries in Memphis!

Memphis is a city that has something for everyone, and the beer scene is no exception. There are dozens of breweries in the area to choose from, but these five stand out from the crowd because they offer something special. Whether you want a local brewpub with character or an exciting new one that’s still growing its roots, there’s something here for you!