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STEEL BARREL BREWERY AT HOP SPRINGS

Steel Barrel’s brewery and 500-seat taproom will feature a wraparound porch for enjoying music, views, and brews.

 

Steel Barrel at Hop Springs: Changing Palates, Perceptions & Even Hops

By Gini David

“This will be all fruit trees and honey bees, said Mark Jones, sweeping his arm at...Read More »


HOPPED UP HISTORY: POLITICS OF DRINKING

Mud Tavern, Old Hickory and the Politics of Drinking in Donelson, Tennessee

By Joe Nolan

The Mud Tavern community in Nashville’s Donelson neighborhood boasts its own historical marker along with a legend worthy of the landmark. Honor, history, politics and potent pints of porter all met there in America’s first days...Read More »


BREWERY PROFILE: EAST NASHVILLE BEER WORKS

By Scott Sutton 

Who would have thought one of Nashville’s up and coming breweries would be brought to us by Pepsi? Well, we can thank good old Pepsi for bringing us Sean Jewett. A former 30+ year teetotaler from St. Louis is the man behind the liquid offerings of East Nashville...Read More »


BLACKBERRY FARM BRINGS BEER TO THE MASSES

As Managing Partner of Blackberry Farm Brewery, Roy Milner wants to democratize his products. Because let’s face it, the Walland, TN resort that gives the brewery its name has traditionally been known as a place where the well-to-do could relax in the lap of luxury and receive impeccable service at...Read More »


QUALITY BEER AT FAT BOTTOM

Quality Beers Need Quality Equipment

By Jon Wallace

In 2012, Fat Bottom Brewing was the first brewery to open its doors in East Nashville, an up and coming neighborhood home to musicians, songwriters and visual artists. After a bumpy start, the brewery made a commitment to support its quality, which helped...Read More »


SOCIAL DRINK: GRINDER'S SWITCH WINERY

by Pam Windsor

Grinder’s Switch Winery’s Joey Chesser enjoys every part of the winemaking process. He takes a hands-on approach whether it involves planting and harvesting the grapes in his Hickman County vineyard or taking all the time needed to make sure each and every bottle of wine tastes just right.

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BREWERY PROFILE: LAST DAYS OF AUTUMN BREWING

The Neighborhood Brewery For Everyone 

By: Rob Shomaker

There’s something familiar here. Each time I enter the Last Days of Autumn, while the walls may be made of cinder block and the floor of concrete, there’s a warmness. Pictures of trees, leaves and trucks adorn the dark green walls, alongside antique beer...Read More »


BREWERY PROFILE: MILL CREEK

Mill Creek Brewing Co., one of Tennessee’s fastest growing craft breweries, sits right outside ofNashville in Nolensville, Tennessee. Located just 100 feet from their namesake tributary, Mill Creek is quietly and strategically turning out thousands of barrels of beer in their historic farm town.

The brewery’s story begins like that of...Read More »


One Night in Huntsville

By Gini David
July 24, 2017

First stop: Green Bus Brewing in Downtown Huntsville

I love destinations that defy easy descriptions. If you’re seeking a craft beer scene that is both cosmopolitan and quirky in the nicest, neighborly, make-you-feel-at-home way, you’ll enjoy Huntsville. The Huntsville Craft...Read More »


A Wild Session with Sandor Katz

Fermentation Luck photo by Jacqueline Schlossman

We are in a bacteria revolution. Yogurts are putting more focus on live active cultures, beer nerds pick or pan beers...Read More »

Explore the Pour in Lexington KY

Folks flock to the Bluegrass State each spring to toss back a few Juleps, brag about the bets they won or lost on the ponies and experience Bourbon Country. Horses and bourbon are indeed two of Kentucky’s prime resources. But, these days there’s something special brewing in Lexington, Kentucky. Folks...Read More »


Silly Name, Serious Beer ~ Yee-Haw Brewing Company and Brewmaster Brandon Greenwood

It’s hard not to reflect on my childhood memories of 7am on Saturday morning, watching the Dukes of Hazzard, in syndication of course, pull another one over on Boss Hogg and Rosco P. Coltrane. Somehow the words, “Yee Haw” are wrapped up in that memory. Perhaps it is...Read More »


Smoker's Abbey; East Nashville's One-Stop Shop

In the heart of East Nashville, where Gallatin Avenue turns into Main St. is a small slice of heaven where locals and tourists can gather 7 days a week…and most days, into the wee hours of the morning. Smoker’s Abbey, which opened in 2013, is a small neighborhood...Read More »


Old Forge Distillery

Before you start snickering about East Tennessee genealogy, Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge is indeed owned by two couples who happen to be siblings and in-laws. Laurie Faulkner and Chris Blanton are brother and sister who have invested in the distillery with the respective spouses, Craig Faulkner...Read More »


Maynard James Keenan Music, Wine and Other Musings

Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Caduceus Cellars, Merkin Vineyards, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things, television and film roles. Maynard James Keenan is the embodiment of creativity and ever the artist, never happy unless he keeps pushing himself to create...Read More »


You Crafty Bastard! A Nanobrewery Makes Waves in East Tennessee

I still remember the day I met Aaron McCain and Jen Parker. They found me through my blog, Knoxbeersnobs.com, and invited my partner-in-beer Don Kline and me over to hear about their plans to open a nanobrewery, in which they would brew high quality beer in very small batches.

It...Read More »


The Art of Craft Beer

The road leading up to Blackberry Farm winds gently through the hills of East Tennessee. Transition abounds along the way as farms and homes are slowly being buttressed by modern creations that pay homage to the past with an eye towards the future. Blackberry Farm lies at the...Read More »


Tennessee Craft Beer Guide Creativity and the Brewing Process

When I first started writing professionally over a decade ago, I fell victim to a fear that can paralyze many practitioners of the creative arts. I often felt that the last thing I’d written was the best thing I’d ever written and the best thing that I would ever write....Read More »


Brewing History

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When the history of the rise of craft beer in Middle Tennessee is recounted, Robert Lipman probably won’t get enough credit because he has never been a brewer. But in truth, Lipman is possibly more responsible for Tennessee beer lovers discovering their first taste of beer that wasn’t made in...Read More »


Tennessee Waltzing

As with most things that some view as “trendy”, the art of making and enjoying small batch and craft beer has been around for decades. Much like the cigar boom of the 90’s, people are starting to pay particular attention to craft brewing and it’s popularity…and as a result we...Read More »


Editor's Corner

Time for another round. We are getting better and more efficient and

now expect to be on schedule for the actual seasons. So we pulled a sort of Monty Python and the Holy Grail move and skipped summer and moved directly into fall. This will make everything more timely and...Read More »


Chimipalooza 2016

The Sunday before Memorial Day has become like Christmas for craft beer lovers in Middle Tennessee. The excitement builds for weeks. Finally, the big day arrives, full of special surprises.

Chimipalooza got it’s start in 2012 after Eddie Chimichanga fell in love with the Nashville beer community at the first 12...Read More »


Homebrewer Takes Gold

Every year the American Homebrewers Association sponsors the National Homebrew Competition known as HomebrewCon.   This year there were 7,962 entries from across the world entered at 12 first round judging centers located across the United States.  Nashville was one of the 12 first round judging centers and 12 entries from...Read More »


Fall Issue

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Karen Lassiter and Corsair Are Brewing Up Something Special

Nashville’s Corsair Artisan Distillery is best known for creating award-winning innovative spirits, particularly what they refer to as “alt whiskies.” Karen Lassiter earned a reputation as a creative and solid brewer working at the popular Boscos location in Hillsboro Village. You wouldn’t necessarily think that the two would go together....Read More »


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