Here at Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine, we’re no strangers to beer festivals. Nashville is home to several throughout the year, and we’re always glad to take one for the team and sample all the delicious brews our state (and beyond) has to offer.

The Nashville Beer Festival at First Tennessee Park was certainly one to remember (unless you made too many rounds with your sample glass, but that’s another story for another time.) The new Sounds stadium was the perfect venue for a true Nashville night out — wandering the field and concourse under the stars gave a true VIP feel to the event. When the event ended at 11pm, we were primed for a quick Uber downtown for more Nashville fun.

With over 50 breweries and 150 beers, the good times kept rolling for craft beer lovers from far and wide. Even a sweltering late summer day didn’t keep crowds from flocking to brewers’ tents for samples of brews from across the country. From Brooklyn Brewery to Florida’s Grayton Beer to Lagunitas, the diverse landscape of craft beer was represented with a strong showing from more than 15 Tennessee breweries.

Festival-goers who needed a short break from the beer sampling had access to some of Nashville’s most popular food trucks, live music and lawn games. (FYI, corn hole scores are inversely correlated to number of beer samples.)

You can never go wrong with this many talented brewers in one place, and on September 22, Nashville Beer Festival at First Tennessee Park was the place to be.