Our Brewers' Series is a way for the guys in the brewhouse to experiment with new ingredients, flavors, and techniques. And you get to reap the benefits. Each beer is a limited run that goes straight to tap, so keep your eyes peeled at your favorite bar or restaurant.


south main pale ale

The South Main Pale is a recreation of the very first beer ever brewed at Ghost River Brewing Co back on 12/31/2007. We are celebrating our tenth anniversary by brewing the first beer all over again… The S Main Pale is a hop driven style with a slight sweet maltiness as the beer first hits your palette which is quickly replaced by the floral notes of Columbus and Cascade hops and finishes with a crisp hop bite. 

ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 36


smash test
dummy's daddy

SMASH Test Dummy’s Daddy- AKA SMASH Daddy- is a bold DIPA (double IPA) brewed using pale malt and featuring Mosaic hops. For some extra hoppy goodness, we used Mosaic Lupulin Powder (AKA Hop Hash) to dry hop this beauty and really get the fruity top notes of the Mosaic variety to shine. SMASH Daddy is the final creation of Memphis’ Oldest Craft Brewer Mike Clements, who will be savoring this beer as he enters his retirement from the daily rigors of craft brewing.

ABV: 9.3%
IBU: 69

Brewer: Mike Clements



A German-style Crystalweizen (a filtered Hefeweizen), this beer has some of the banana and clove flavors typically associated with Hefeweizen, however, those flavors are more subdued as the yeast has been filtered out. About 4.5% ABV, but only 12 IBUs.

Brewer: Andy Feinstone


A traditional Bavarian Pilsner brewed using Saaz hops and lagered for 6 weeks. 4.5% ABV with 32 IBUs.

Brewer: Jeff Opiel

SMASH Test Dummy

SMASH is Single Malt And Single Hop (SMASH - get it) style Pale Ale using only Pale Ale Malt and a new hop varietal called Jarrylo. These hops work wonderfully for bittering, flavor, and aroma additions providing the bite as well as pear and orange notes with a hint of spice.

Brewer: Mike Clements

What's Good IPA

The What’s Good IPA is a collaborative effort from the brewhouse staff. A solid foundation of golden malt flavors supports this glorious monument to the hops. Using Jarrylo and Chinook hops for bittering and flavor, as well as a final addition of both in the fermentation tank to add a citrusy aroma, this IPA will leave you craving another.

Brewer: Mike Clements

Brown Ryed Girl

An American rye, dry, brown ale with a slightly peppery flavor from the addition of rye malt to the mash. We have hopped this one with Chinook and Cluster hops to provide a nice punch, but not so much as to overpower the dark malty flavors from the Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley.

Brewers: Jimmy Randall & Tyler Nelson

Hornet's Revenge

Hornet's Revenge is very medium body black pale ale, which gives it a twist with most black beers being heavier set (fatties). A hint of sweetness, followed by the a crisp and clean hoppy finish. The hops are fruity in both the nose and taste. Oh how we love our amarillo hops!

Brewer: Cory "Hornet" York


Memphis Vice is a sour, cloudy, funky session wheat beer brewed in the tradition of Germany’s most beloved libation, the Berliner Weisse. We utilized the elusive, temperamental, and legitimately old-school sour-mash method to encourage naturally occurring Lacctobacillus from the malt to put the tart into our Vice.

Brewer: Tyler Nelson

Polska Grätz

To honor Poland for the 2015 Memphis in May celebration, we brewed a traditional Polish style ale known as Grodziskie, or Gratzer. Oak-smoked in-house, this wheat beer features a lighter body to push the smoke profile in front of heavier malt flavors. The slight tartness in the finish makes this beer a life-saver during the warmer months in Memphis.

Brewer: Jimmy Randall

BS Pale Ale

The Brewer's Series (BS) American Pale Ale is hopped with Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo hops for a crisp, aromatic counterpoint to the slight malty profile from a small addition of caramel malts to the grain bill. If you’re looking for a nicely balanced beer with a hop forward flavor then this brew’s for you. No BS.

Brewer: Jimmy Randall

Red’s Hop Bomb 

A Red IPA with about 75 IBUs, hopped with Columbus, Citra, and Cascade hops, then dry-hopped with more Cascade. The malty backbone provides the red color as well as helps keep the hops from completely running away with your palette.

Brewer: Jimmy Randall

Where's the Sesh IPA

We brewed an Imperial Session IPA using pale malt with a touch of Munich malt for a soft backbone and hopped with Jaryllo, Chinook, and Cluster hops. The only thing this beer will leave you wondering is where can I find more?
OG 1.050 / IBU 38

Brewers: Jeff Opiel, Mark Patrick and Jimmy Randall

Delta Force
Brown ale

This American-style Brown Ale was brewed for "A Taste of the Delta" at the James Beard House in NYC. We added locally-sourced flaked sweet corn as well as sorghum molasses to provide some MS Delta inspiration. Brewed with a base of pale malt with roasted and chocolate malts to provide dark roasty notes. This beer has a mild hop characteristic from Glacier hops.
OG 1.057 / IBU 35

Brewer: Jimmy Randall


Dark Side of the Mild is an English Dark Mild Ale. With a low ABV of 4.5% and only 20 IBUs, it is a session easy drinker featuring some roasty, slightly dark malt notes and just a touch of a hop bite. Milds are a very under-appreciated style, but were some of the first beers which now fall into the “session beer" category. IBU 20.

Brewers: Jimmy Randall


Grind-N-Shine is the result of when we take our crowd favorite Grindhouse Cream Ale and spike it with some cold-brewed coffee and a touch of vanilla. The final beer is a bit of a trick to your senses as you see the light color of Grindhouse, but are greeted with hints of coffee aroma and flavor along with a hint of vanilla to round out the flavor profile. This particular batch was brewed using French Truck Coffee's Colombian coffee beans to honor Colombia as the host nation for Memphis in May this year.

ABV: 5.15%
IBU: 11

Brewers: Tyler Nelson & Mark Patrick

p.s. i love you

P.S. I Love You is an American Strong Brown Ale aged with Palo Santo wood. This beer is strong (damn near 10%) and has a bold upfront spice character reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, chai tea, and fine brandy. Extra Special malts come through as raisins and plums, and provide a sweetness to balance bitterness from hops and a sappiness attributed by the wood. The Palo Santo tree grows in South America and is considered sacred. Palo Santo translates to “Holy Wood” and is protected by the local governments. Only certified harvesters may gather fallen branches and trees.
ABV: 9.8%
IBU: 60

Brewers: Tyler Nelson