MFS Brewing Secures Grant for Downtown Brewery Expansion

This upcoming brewery and taproom promises a one-of-a-kind experience for beer enthusiasts.
MFS Brewing Secures Grant for Downtown Brewery Expansion
Photo: Courtesy of MFS Brewing

Memphis Filling Station Brewing, also known as MFS Brewing, is set to transform Downtown Memphis with its upcoming brewery and taproom at 206 GE Patterson. According to Memphis Beer Blog, the Center City Development Corporation recently approved a substantial $30,000 Retail Tenant Improvement grant, propelling MFS Brewing’s plans forward.

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Owned by dynamic partners Heather Reed and Bryan Berretta, this venture aims to enliven the 4,300-square-foot space by summer 2024. The grant, designed to invigorate ground-floor locations along priority corridors, will facilitate interior improvements such as demolition, electrical work, and plumbing.

In addition to its brews, MFS Brewing is set to offer a culinary experience with a twist. While a full-service kitchen won’t be in place, patrons can anticipate inventive takes on traditional bar fare that complement the diverse beer selection. According to Berretta, “We couldn’t make boring food and great beer; it just doesn’t seem right.”

Moreover, MFS Brewing is forging connections with local distilleries and groups to secure barrels. Collaborations are at the heart of their approach, having previously worked with J. Brooks Coffee Roasters for two years to develop the MFS Brewers Blend, featured in select beers. Berretta hints at exciting projects on the horizon, stating, “We have a ton of collaborations in the works and planned [including some] big beer projects with our friends at other breweries.”

As MFS Brewing progresses toward securing a lease with CGI Partnership, there is no doubt about the positive impact this brewery will bring to the Central Business Improvement District. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this transformative addition to Downtown Memphis.

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton is a creative lifestyle writer with a passion for exploring the art of storytelling. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in English, where she honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives. When she's not putting pen to paper, you can usually find her perfecting her downward dog, eating vegan food, and sporting platform sandals, though usually not at the same time.
Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton is a creative lifestyle writer with a passion for exploring the art of storytelling. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in English, where she honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives. When she's not putting pen to paper, you can usually find her perfecting her downward dog, eating vegan food, and sporting platform sandals, though usually not at the same time.

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