Beer News, etc.




• Coors distributor A.S. Barboro is celebrating the Grizzlies' third consecutive appearance in the NBA playoffs with a free beer giveaway on Monday, April 15th at the FedExForum, starting at 10 a.m. They will be giving away 300 limited edition Memphis Grizzlies 24-oz cans of Coors Light. IDs required for the giveaway.

The Beer Tax Reform Act passed the both the Senate and House and is now headed to the governor's desk for signature. Background on the tax here.

•The Sweet on Sweden event, a fundraiser for the Church on the River, is Friday, April 12th, 5:30 p.m. There will be an auction as well as a menu of Swedish eats, including Swedish meatballs, pickled herring dip, and a salad with a lingonberry vinaigrette. Available at the cash bar will be Tuborg Gold, a popular Swedish beer. (Sweden this year's Memphis in May honored country, fyi.)

From Memphis Stew comes news that the Italian restaurant Lavoro's is closing shop, "barring some miracle," in June.

• The annual Dining Out for Life is set for Thursday, April 25th. Participating restaurants donate a certain amount of proceeds from that day's dinner or lunch service. This is a national event benefiting HIV/AIDS service organizations across the country, and in Memphis, specifically, Friends for Life. There's a great crop of restaurants participating this year. Full list here.

The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale will have a presence in Memphis again this year, Friday, April 26th, 6-9 p.m., in front of Grawemeyer's during the South Main Art Trolley Tour. Last year's sale raised $700 for the Memphis & Shelby County Humane Society.

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