• Somewhere amid the hand-crafted rocking horses, pretty windchimes, shelves and shelves of pottery, sparkling jewelry, fiber and glass art, etc., at this weekend's Pink Palace Crafts Fair is the Beer Tent. As it was described to me: "The beer tent is just a cool place to hang out, watch the entertainment on the stage, have a refreshing pick-me-up and get back to shopping. Bring the men to carry the purchases but don’t make them shop; they can just stay in the beer tent until it is time to go."*
• It's Oktoberfest on Broad, this Saturday, starting at 1 p.m., on Broad Avenue. For the event, Wiseacre Brewing Co. has brewed a special lager for the day, and My Heavenly Creations has created an Oktoberfest beer soap.
More Wiseacre news from Fuzzy Brew: The brewery's Ananda IPA is now available in six-pack cans at the Superlo on Spottswood and at the brewery.
• The first beers from Memphis Made Brewing Company make their debut in area restaurants today. The South Cooper Saison and Parkways Pale Ale will be sold at both Flying Saucer locations, starting today. On Saturday, they'll be available at Young Avenue Deli, Aldo's Pizza Pies, Bardog Tavern, and Slider Inn.
• Though it's not this weekend, it's worth mentioning that the Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest returns on Saturday, October 19th, 1-5 p.m.
*May we point to another option? Women, make like Beyonce and "leave your man at home." More beer for you.