The First Black-Owned Brewery In Memphis Is Open For Business
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The First Black-Owned Brewery In Memphis Is Open For Business

black owned business , Memphis , United States , Tennessee
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jul 28, 2020

The newest beers on the shelves in Memphis is from the first and only Black-owned brewery in the city.

Beale Street Brewery pays homage to Memphis where the owner hopes to attract a new demographic of craft beer drinkers.

“We want to be apart of the what’s right with Memphis conversation,” said Kelvin Kolheim. “We feel like this is Memphis’ brewery and we want to make Memphis proud.”

And while there isn’t a brick-and-mortar location just yet, he’s pushing his craft beer creations to local stores across the region.

All of Beale Street Brewing beers on the shelves have a special nod to Memphis.

Its signature brew, Space Age Sippin, celebrates Memphis hip hop legends 8Ball and MJG. The second is the Centsational IPA, which pays homage to Penny Hardaway.

Kolheim has two more beers hitting the shelves this summer.

“At Beale Street Brewing Company we use the blues, an array hop varietals, locally sourced and unconventional ingredients, and the soul of Memphis to produce [a] boundless variety of classic and innovative beer styles,” a statement reads on its website. “We believe the recipe for remarkable tasting beer starts with great ingredients and ends with good people.”