Ghost River Brewing, Memphis' "original" craft beer company, has opened its Downtown Memphis taproom doors to the public for a taste of crowd-pleasing Tennessee-made brews.
The history of Ghost River is reputable and relevant, as the family-owned business has owned its taste through bottles and establishments, including Bosco's, a Memphis-born restaurant that held Overton Square through its rebirth over the last few decades.
The brewery is named after the wild Ghost River, a section of the Wolf River 50 miles east of Memphis. The area represents an environmentally-significant recharge zone for the underground aquifer that provides high-quality water to West Tennessee. The hidden current of the Ghost River offers a landscape for outdoor adventure and peaceful retreat.
(Ghost River, credit Josh Ness)
Such a motif is carried throughout the new taproom space and new bottled branding, which encompasses beer that's "made to wander." A tap room wall art installation by artist Sarah Crawford celebrates the brewery's connection to the River.
Ghost River Brewing Co. donates a dollar of every barrel to the Wolf River Conservancy to sustain the source of the brewery's name and meaning. Its philanthropic partnership is well-recognized throughout the city of Memphis.
The tap room will be open Wednesdays through Sundays with regular food truck services in the parking lot and live music on Saturdays. Check out the weekly food truck lineup and new beers on tap at ghostriverbrewing.com.