New microbrewery hopes to open in Memphis

A new business is hoping to open in Memphis, as part of a growing national trend for microbreweries.
A new business is hoping to open in Memphis, as part of a growing national trend for microbreweries.

(WMC-TV) - A new business is hoping to open in Memphis, as part of a growing national trend for microbreweries.

WMC-TV spoke to one of the people trying to open the High Cotton Brewing Company. He said that microbreweries making local beer are popping up all over the country, and Memphis needs to change its law or miss out on an opportunity.

Mike Lee, part of an ownership group hoping to open the new brewery, said the company recently filed for its business license.

Lee said he already has some downtown and midtown businesses who are interested and ready to buy the beer. All they need is a product.

He even said the company has a location picked out on Monroe Avenue on the edge of downtown for the brewing.

Lee said that legal hang-ups are stalling the project.

"Everybody that we talked to in the city has been very helpful and is excited about these proposals," said Lee.

He also said he wants the brewery to be in the city instead of an outlying area so that it can part of a neighborhood, for both visibility and the experience.

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