South Tennessee


NASHVILLE—As Nashville welcomes visitors from around the world to CMA Fest, officials are urging fans to take necessary precautions to avoid illness and injury due to surging temperatures. Day one of the annual music festival saw 520 patients treated for symptoms ranging from heat-related illnesses, sunburn, alcohol overconsumption and blisters...Read More »


[BIRMINGHAM , AL, June 7] TrimTab Brewing Co., a Birmingham, AL-based craft brewery, announced today that it will be expanding distribution into Nashville, TN. TrimTab began distributing their beer on June 4th through Bounty Beverage Distributing, and will begin facilitating a week of launch events that will commence the week...Read More »


MURFREESBORO – Mayday Brewery and The Experience Community Church invite everyone to fellowship and food at their parking lot from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on the first day of summer, Thursday, June 21. There will be seven local food trucks serving food, from pizza to quesadillas to soft-serve ice cream as...Read More »


Nashville, Tenn.  – The Nashville Predators organization and Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival announced today a historic partnership that will enable fans to purchase passes to Pilgrimage through the Predators this summer. This marks the first time in franchise history that the Predators have sold tickets for an outside organization,...Read More »

Cigar City Brewing Expands Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Distribution

TAMPA, FL – Cigar City Brewing’s rapid growth continues in 2018 with the addition of multiple markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. CCB has partnered with several wholesalers in the Sheehan Family Companies network to distribute its portfolio of unique ales and lagers in Maryland, Massachusetts and Upstate New York. Kegs...Read More »

Squatters Chasing Tail Orange Golden Ale Benefits "No Kill" Shelter Initiative

Salt Lake City, UT – Squatters Craft Beers has teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society in announcing their latest brew, Chasing Tail Orange Golden Ale. Squatters’ much-loved Chasing Tail Golden Ale gets a citrus fruit finish and higher alcohol content at 5.2% ABV in this fresh line extension.

Alongside Chasing...Read More »

Dogfish Head Celebrates Completion of Three-Year Journey Bringing Together all the Goodness in Rehoboth

Rehoboth Beach, Del., May 29, 2018 – After 23 years of serving original beers and spirits, wood-fired food and world-class music, Dogfish Head is embarking on a new era of creating more goodness as they celebrate the completion of a three-year journey at the location where it originally began on...Read More »

Mill Creek Brewing Co. to Open Taproom in 12 South

Nashville, TN (May 23rd, 2018) – A result of successful growth at both its taproom and distribution territories, Mill Creek Brewing Co. expands into Nashville’s bustling 12 South neighborhood.

The brewery will open a second taproom located in the property previously home to Sloco and The Meet Room. The brewery’s original...Read More »

The Coolest Beer Fest in Town Returns on June 23rd

The 6th Annual Preds Craft Beer Festival will be back at Bridgestone Arena on June 23rd. Over 60 breweries will be pouring their craft beers on the floor of the arena from 3-7 PM in one of the most unique beer events around. After another exciting Stanley Cup Playoff run,...Read More »

Lodge Cast Iron and ORCA Coolers Spring Giveaway

To celebrate of our new editor in chief, David Wingo, our friends at two outstanding Tennessee companies have put together an amazing gift package for one of our new subscribers. Inspired by some of David’s passions, Lodge Cast Iron and ORCA Coolers have generously donated almost $500 worth of grilling...Read More »

Mother Earth Brew Co. Hits Tennessee Marketplace

By: Staff Writer

Mother Earth Brew, a Vista, California based craft brewery founded in 2010, has started distributing their great beer into Middle Tennessee. That makes Tennessee their 13th state for distribution.

The story of how Mother Earth came to fruition is not the typical “we got a homebrew kit and decided...Read More »

7th Annual Tennessee Red, White, and Brew Fest Returns to Clarksville on June 9th

By: Shane Gibbs

Looking for a way to support the community and drink some great beer? In just over two weeks, you can do just that by attending the 7th Annual Tennessee Red, White & Brew Fest in which ALL proceeds from the event go to the Bikers Who Care children’s charity....Read More »

CBC Takes Over Music City

By: Shane Gibbs

In case you happen to live under a rock you may have missed the bevy of craft brewers, owners and sales reps from across the world that descended upon Nashville like a swarm of locusts devouring all that this great city has to offer. From April 30th through...Read More »

Brewnite for Independence and Seek the Seal During American Craft Beer Week®

Boulder, Colo.May 8, 2018—For the thirteenth consecutive year, small and independent brewers from coast to coast will participate in American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) from May 14-20. Presented by—the Brewers Association’s website for beer lovers—ACBW celebrates the country’s more than 6,300 small and independent brewers...Read More »

Music City Food + Wine Festival Announces All-Star Line-Up and Tickets on Sale with Kings of Leon Anchoring Live Musical Performance

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 10, 2018 — GRAMMY-Award winning artists Kings of Leon, James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan & Andy Mendelsohn and C3 Presents are pleased to announce Music City Food + Wine Festival, September 14-16, 2018. The sixth annual festival will offer expanded festival programming,...Read More »

Nashville Brewing Company Wins Award at World Beer Cup®

Nashville TN • May 4, 2018—Nashville Brewing Company claimed a silver award in the 2018 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Awards were given in 101 beer-style categories during the World Beer...Read More »

EVENT RECAP: Yazoo's Funkfest 2018

by Brandon Holt

On Sunday, as thousands of craft beer professionals descended upon Music City for the Craft Brewers Convention, and the Nashville Predators were preparing to face the Winnepeg Jets in second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, some of us decided to Embrace the Funk with Yazoo.

Yazoo’s yearly...Read More »

TailGate Plans Week Full of CBC Events with Outstanding Breweries

TailGate Brewery is hosting special events at both of their facilities during next week’s Craft Brewers Conference. With breweries such as Burial, Short’s, Scofflaw, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids, TailGate will be pouring some of the most sought-after beer of CBC Week. They also will be releasing “Welcome to Nashville”, the...Read More »

CANarchy Will Reign Over Walk of Fame Park for CBC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, including Oskar Blues Brewery, Cigar City Brewing, Perrin Brewing Company, Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery, announces a four-day “Music City CANarchy” festival during the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) for industry attendees and Nashville locals in Walk of Fame Park....Read More »

Tennessee Brew Works to Release Scots-Irish Heritage Collab During CBC Week

Tennessee Brew Works, Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, and George Dickel have collaborated to create a beer that celebrates the Scots-Irish heritage of Tennessee. The release will be at Tennessee Brew Works, downtown Nashville, on Monday April 30.

Named Sinsear, the Gaelic translation of ‘roots’, the beer is an...Read More »


Yazoo will build brewery campus in Madison from scratch, paving the way for future without production limitations and focusing on creating a destination experience for beer fans

 Nashville, TENN. (March 21, 2018) – Yazoo Brewing Company, a southern original since 2003 and one of Nashville’s oldest and best-known breweries, today announced...Read More »

GIVEAWAY - Backyard BBQ + Beer at Kuchnia + Keller

Have you been looking for THE can’t-miss event of CBC Week in Nashville? Well, this is it and TNCBM is giving away tickets! Aaron Clemins and the team at Kuchnia + Keller are welcoming legendary pitmaster Pat Martin and James Beard Award Winner Tandy Wilson for an evening of whole...Read More »

From the Publisher: There's Never Been a Better Time for Craft Beer in Nashville

While the brewing industry across the country is eagerly anticipating CBC, Nashville breweries are working nonstop to uphold the fine standard of hosting for which the south is so famous. Our great state welcomes beer industry professionals and the innovation that is sure to result from this meeting of the...Read More »

Dogfish Mixes It Up With the Release of Mixed Media

Off-centered brewery releases a vino-esque ale that’s the closest to wine a beer can legally be!

Milton, Del., April 20, 2018 –Born at the crossroads of hops, grapes and goodness, Dogfish Head is excited to announce the late April debut of Mixed Media, its newest beer-wine...Read More »

Jackalope and MadTree Blind Date Turns into CBC Collaboration

A chance meeting quickly blossomed into a collaboration beer with help from industry friends

 CINCINNATI (April 20, 2018) – Nashville’s Jackalope Brewing and Cincinnati’s MadTree Brewing stumbled upon a friendship that quickly lead to a collaboration Pale Ale, Phone-A-Friend. The two breweries were first introduced through shared vendor partner, W.M....Read More »


Join us on Tuesday, May 1st for a night of canned beers, music, and fun at CANDEMONIUM, an official CBC Nightly Event. We’ll be at Marathon Music Works, just minutes from downtown Nashville, with beer from some of country’s leading can-producing craft breweries. There will be food trucks, live art...Read More »

Drink Trees, Plant Trees: Celebrate Arbor Day with MadTree Brewing

MadTree giving away over 6,000 tree saplings and raising money for Great Parks Foundation


CINCINNATI (April 17, 2018) – MadTree Brewing is celebrating Arbor Day this year by giving away tree saplings when you purchase one of their beers at select retailers throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Bars, restaurants, and the...Read More »

Event Recap: East Nashville Beer Fest

by Brandon Holt

On Saturday, Nashville’s craft beer lovers came out in droves to try a long list of amazing beers at East Nashville Beer Festival at East Park. Nevermind the overcast skies and freezing temps, we weren’t about to miss Cantillon Kriek, Heaven and Ale’s Barrel Aged Love Supreme and...Read More »

We Salute Women in Beer

by Shawn Klumpjan

The backstory of Mayday Brewery doesn’t seem all that different from many other stories on the surface. Humble beginnings, one man’s passion, talent and dreams and a neighborhood garage combine with a family history that has catapulted Mayday Brewery into a highly esteemed family...Read More »

Baroness of Bearwalker

by Scott Sutton

A dream finally came true in 2011. Bailey Spaulding opened the doors to the first female-owned brewery in Tennessee, none other than Nashville’s own Jackalope Brewery.

It was a crazy route that brought Bailey to our city. Originally from Vermont, Bailey attended Harvard, studying Biological...Read More »

Gaining Altitude at Highland Brewing Co.

by Julie Holt

When the family business is beer, passing the baton to the next generation means careful
attention to both the business and the product. Leah Wong, president of Highland Brewing Co.,
and her father Oscar, the brewery’s founder, disagreed about when it was time to turn over the
keys...Read More »

Small Town Craft Beer in Georgetown, Kentucky

By: Rob Shomaker, Certified Cicerone®

The tram zips through the Toyota manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Kentucky. Rolls of steel come in,
finished cars leave. Over eight million square feet, more than 11 million cars produced since 1988,
approximately 8,000 team members—each of which would smile and wave as our tour passed...Read More »

Anything But the Sound of Silence

By: Andy Brantley

I first met Jordan three years ago at the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest. Like everyone else who meets her,
I felt an immediate connection—Jordan is friendly, engaging, down to earth and genuine. Following that
initial connect, our paths frequently crossed thanks to the emerging Knoxville beer scene.

Two years...Read More »

Leading Ladies at Pink Boots

by Julie Holt

I walk into Tailgate Music Row alone on a Monday evening and scan the crowd. The place is familiar and so is the crowd. A handful of guys huddled around a big screen, watching teams I can’t identify, some aprés work brews for a...Read More »

East Tennessee Women In Beer

By Tony Schmitt, Certified Cicerone®

You might say that women are getting into the craft beer scene like never before, but you’d be wrong. Women are getting back into the craft beer scene. Women were the original brewers of beer, making sure the entire household, or even village, had their daily portion of...Read More »

Tectonic Shifts in Chattanooga

by Tony Giannasi

“Great beer doesn’t specifically taste like a man or a woman made it.  It’s just great.”

I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Melanie Krautstrunk, leading lady and owner of Hutton & Smith Brewing Company in Chattanooga, TN. They are leading the charge...Read More »

Recipe and Pairing: Chauhan and Mantra Artisan Ales

by Nancy Vienneau


What happens when a celebrity chef, her entrepreneurial husband, and a mad scientist brewer meet?

The roots of Mantra Artisan Ales, an extraordinary boutique brewery and taproom in Franklin, Tennessee can be traced to a wedding in Jaipur, India.

Braxton Brewing Company is excited to be releasing Kentucky Home Mint Julep Style Ale again in 2018. Celebrating the traditions that make The Commonwealth uncommon, this golden strong ale was aged in freshly dumped Bourbon barrels and infused with fresh mint to celebrate “the most exciting two minutes...Read More »

MadTree Brewing Teams Up with WUTK Radio & Second Harvest for Fundraisers

Cincinnati brewery believes beer builds community and community builds beer

MadTree Brewing is coming to East Tennessee to take root in the community by sharing their beers and supporting local institutions, WUTK Volunteer Radio and Second Harvest Foodbank of East Tennessee. The brewery, known for their PsycHOPathy IPA and Lift Kölsch,...Read More »

Mill Creek Brewing Co to Make Nashville SC’s Official Craft Beer

“Goalden Ale” will be available at all Nashville SC home games and many locations throughout Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN (March 14h, 2018) – This February, Nashville Soccer Club announced the team’s partnership with local craft brewery, Mill Creek Brewing Co. As a result of the partnership, Mill Creek Brewing Co will be...Read More »

Get Patriotic with Star Spangled Brewing Company

By Shane Gibbs

Here in the great state of Tennessee, when you think about craft beer, you might not think about the small town of Clarksville, home to Fort Campbell Military Base.

But from that small town a brewery was born which is “unapologetically patriotic.”...Read More »

Tennessee Brew Works Spring Dinner

Nashville, Tennessee – Join  Tennessee Brew Works Head Chef, Jay Mitchell, and Head Brewer, Matt Simpson, as they combine forces to present 10 courses of delicious culinary and craft beer fusion. Enjoy unique creations expertly paired with Tennessee Brew Works’ craft beers; including limited releases. All in full view of the brewery.

To showcase their versatility in the...Read More »

Consistency, Focus and Dedication; Matt Simpson, Leading the Band at Tennessee Brew Works

By Rob Shomaker

It was the early ‘90s and an irate post commander marched swiftly across Fort Lewis just outside of Tacoma, Washington. Rumor was that illegal alcohol was being produced in C Company of the 2nd Ranger Battalion and this 2-star general was going...Read More »

European Craft Brewery Riegele Debuts in Tennessee

One of the world’s oldest craft breweries continues to build upon its legacy by sharing its craft within the United States. Riegele, the 2017 German Brewery of the Year, will soon be available in bottle and draft in eight states, debuting this month in Michigan, and rolling out in Tennessee in...Read More »

Brand Innovation at Hap & Harry's

Dieter Foerstner, Hap & Harry’s affable head brewer, is well-seasoned in the art, science and business of brewing. He doesn’t shy away from the less glamorous details of running a brewery, and his laid-back demeanor implies that he’s taken the twists and turns of head brewership in stride.

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Local Craft Beer for the Tourist Throngs in Downtown Nashville

by Don Else

Nashville, the IT city. Is there some silly Stephen King cease and desist order in our future?  Well, hopefully. But downtown Nashville is now a mad crazy woo girl pedal tavern party barge golf cart horse and carriage tourist destination.

Of course, in reality, rightly...Read More »

TCB Introduces David Wingo as New Editor-In-Chief

NASHVILLE, TN February 27, 2018 — Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine is pleased to announce the hiring of David Wingo as the magazine’s new Editor-in-Chief.

David is a mainstay in the Nashville craft beer scene, and his knowledge of and passion for all things brewing promises to further TCB’s mission of exploring...Read More »

Does your Craft Brewery need Flood Insurance?

Not long ago the city of Houston and many of its craft breweries and beer distributors were devastated by some of the most prolific flooding ever seen.  Because of this, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss one of the most misunderstood insurance coverage’s; Flood Insurance. Do you need...Read More »

​Cigar City Brewing Company Introduces Southern California Distribution

Continuing the growth in production and distribution of its world-class beers, Cigar City Brewing is pleased to announce the addition of the Southern California market to its distribution footprint.

Stone Distributing has signed on as Cigar City Brewing’s wholesale partner in the Southern California market and will help introduce...Read More »

Braxton Brewing Copmany’s Third Anniversary Party

Braxton Brewing Company will be celebrating their third anniversary on Saturday, March 24th with a Block Party directly in front of their taproom on 7th Street. To celebrate, the brewery is partnering with Bunbury Music Festival to host nationally touring band, Grizfolk, and release Buzz Honey Peach...Read More »

MadTree Brewing Expands Distribution to Eastern Tennessee

MadTree Brewing has expanded their distribution footprint, partnering with Cherokee Distributing throughout Eastern Tennessee. Beginning February 25, Cherokee will distribute MadTree’s core lineup of beers including PsycHOPathy IPA and Lift Kölsch, along with seasonal offerings, Rounding Third red IPA and Rubus Cacao chocolate raspberry stout in cans. Draft beer...Read More »


Half Batch Brewing, Hendersonville’s first craft brewery, has signed with distributor Best Brands Inc to make its brews available in the entire Middle and East Tennessee regions.

“We are fired up to partner with Best Brands to bring our hand-crafted beers to the Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga markets,” said...Read More »

Brewing in the shadows of Crosstown

To say Will Goodwin and Clark Ortkiese, co-owners of Crosstown Brewing Company, are excited about the grand opening of their brewery would be a gross understatement. What started as a friendly competition brewing beers at home has blossomed into the latest and greatest addition to Crosstown Concourse. Four years in...Read More »

Memphis Made Launches new cans


For co-owners of Memphis Made Brewing Company, Andy Ashby and Drew Barton, starting small has been the key to trying new things. It’s this distinctive approach to innovating, experimenting and testing that has made them one of the most popular breweries in Memphis and the Midsouth.

From building their own...Read More »

Nancy Vienneau's Stout Cupcakes

These Chocolate-Filled Chocolate Stout Cupcakes are fantastic treats to share with the ones you love. (It will be Valentine’s Day day tomorrow!) The recipe comes from Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook, which holds a bounty of delicious seasonal recipes designed for a group.

Splurge with these cupcakes—there’s a little...Read More »

Valentine's Day at Tennessee Brew Works

Nashville, Tennessee – February 9, 2018 – Tennessee Brew Works joins with Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co for beer and chocolate pairings, plus live entertainment and more…

Love is in the air at Tennessee Brew Works! Visit the Tennessee Brew Works taproom Saturday February 10th, through Wednesday February...Read More »

More G'Knight Imperial Red IPA Bang For Your Buck

LONGMONT, Colo., – Feb. 7, 2018 – Say G’Day as G’Knight Imperial Red IPA joins Oskar Blues’ core priced line-up as the latest addition to reach the SRP of $8.99 to $9.99 six-pack pricing. This big, sticky imperial red IPA joins their array of beers now available at core pricing...Read More »

Highland Brewing Company to Launch Refreshed Branding with a New Look

When you’re the very first brewery in Asheville, NC — Beer City, USA — and your iconic logo has been around for 24 years and has successfully and exponentially grown your brewery’s business, why would you change? And how brave do you have to be in order to execute...Read More »


“Moving to the Country” is First Release in Braxton’s Neighbor Series

COVINGTON, KY [11/28] — Braxton Brewing and SweetWater Brewing have collaborated to create “Moving to the Country,” a Peach Pale Ale, released on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville and...Read More »

Elkmont Exchange Brewery & Eating House Announces Opening


Knoxville, Tenn. USA – October 31, 2017 – Elkmont Exchange | Brewery & Eating House has announced that they will open to the public on Monday, November, 6. This date is following multiple days of friends, family, and industry...Read More »

MadTree Brewing Teams Up with Youth Villages to Bring Beer, Build Community


Cincinnati brewery believes beer builds community and community builds beer

 NASHVILLE (January 25, 2018) – MadTree Brewing is coming to the Nashville region on Monday, January 29 to take root in the community by sharing their beers and supporting local nonprofit, Youth Villages of Middle Tennessee. The brewery, known for...Read More »

Minnesota: Where we're drinking during Super Bowl LII

Scene of Minneapolis Missisippi Riverfront Historic Milling tours photo credit: Explore Minnesota

Football fans, beer lovers and high rollers from across the country will descend upon Minneapolis over the next week in anticipation of Super Bowl LII. Perennial champs, the New England Patriots, will face...Read More »

Nashville Brewing Receives Top Honors

Charlotte, N.C. – The winners of the second annual Beer Army Beer Wars national commercial beer competition, presented by All About Beer Magazine, have been announced.  Judging for the event took place on Saturday, January 14 2018 at NoDA Brewing’s original brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina, where 38 judged evaluated...Read More »

Blackstone Releases Dark Matter Black IPA

Sensor readings of 6.2% ABV and 55 IBUs make each sip an out of this world experience!

This might be the IPA you’re looking for. Blackstone Brewing Company’s Dark Matter Black IPA has returned from a galaxy far, far away for...Read More »

Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream’s Collaborative Milk Stout Makes Its Much Anticipated Encore

Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, and Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will re-launch the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout that began their partnership. This Braxton Brewing Co. flavor brings beer drinkers an adult-friendly beverage reminiscent of Graeter’s signature Read More »

Cigar City Brewing Launches Brand New Aesthetic

Cigar City Brewing launches new brand aesthetic on packaging.

Following the release of the new logo set in mid-November, Cigar City Brewing is proud to unveil a refreshed look for​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ all packaging, including a newly introduced Jai Alai IPA 12-pack, launching in...Read More »


The Black Abbey Brewing Company announced today that it will again host 8 More Beers of Winter, the brewery’s annual celebration of barrel-aged beer. This unique event features a rotating selection of Black Abbey beers that have been aged in barrels previously used for whiskey and other spirits.

“For this one...Read More »

Q&A with the Experts in Beer Industry Law

With more than 230 attorneys in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., Birmingham, Ala., and Austin, Tex., Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, assists clients in complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. The firm has built a national reputation for its work in healthcare, financial services, retail and hospitality, and...Read More »


COVINGTON, KY [1/3] — Braxton Brewing Company’s popular Spotlight White IPA is returning to cans. A seasonal release at 6% ABV, it will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans throughout the company’s distribution network. The beer was tapped in Braxton’s Covington taproom and at Braxton Labs on Friday,...Read More »

Blossom Cellar - Food Review

by Scott Sutton

In 2016, a brand new restaurant was born in Hendersonville, Blossom. It surprised the town by being voted the People’s Choice of Taste of Hendersonville in 2016 after being open just a couple of short months.  

Tamara Gnyp, the mastermind behind Blossom, followed it...Read More »

Rock Bottom Nashville's Unique Fundraiser

by Don Else

First, as a bit of background, Rock Bottom is a chain restaurant which is part of Chattanooga based CraftWorks. It includes Rock Bottom, Big River, Gordon Biersch and Old Chicago, among others.  

The most important thing, though, is the Rock Bottom breweries in each...Read More »

Beer Tasting For Beginners

by Kent Taylor

Beer is one of the oldest beverages and dates back between 5,000 and 7,000 years. Some historians have postulated that beer was the reason that mankind gave up their hunter-gatherer lifestyle in favor of forming communities and growing crops year after year.

In years...Read More »

Jack Daniel’s Releases New Rye Whiskey

by Chris Chamberlain 

When the iconic Lynchburg, TN distillery Jack Daniel’s first released their Single Barrel Rye in 2016, it was kind of a big deal. After all, the venerable distillery has not produced a truly new mash bill recipe for wide commercial distribution since before Prohibition, with their...Read More »

Beer and the Great Outdoors

by Julie Holt

There’s nothing better than getting into Fresh Pants or a Little Black Dress after hiking the gorgeous cliffs and valleys of the Obed region on the Cumberland plateau. In fact, at least half of the rock climbers, kayakers, hikers and campers winding down from a day...Read More »

Tennessee’s King of Lagers

by Ryan Guess

For craft beer drinkers in Tennessee, the name Wiseacre has become synonymous with great beer. Behind every great beer, there has to be a great brewer and that’s where Wiseacre’ very own Davin Bartosch steps into the ring. Just like Jerry Lawler was the King of...Read More »


Local bluegrass band “Grass2Mouth” will be cranking out the tunes to celebrate the event at the brewery on Saturday January 13th.

Mayday Brewery is kicking off 2018 right by putting its Angry Redhead Ale in 12 ounce cans. Six-packs of cans will be available...Read More »

MadTree Brewing Drops in Nashville

MadTree Brewing has expanded their distribution footprint, partnering with Ajax Turner Company in the Nashville, TN metropolitan area. Beginning in late January, Ajax Turner will distribute draft and package versions of MadTree’s core lineup of beers including PsycHOPathy IPA and Lift Kölsch, along with seasonal offerings, Luna Lux white IPA...Read More »


Holiday shoppers are in countdown mode and as that shopping window gets narrower, the stress level rises. No, we can’t tell you where to find the best “ugly sweater” for your Uncle Bob or that special Star Wars Lego set for your little boy. But we do know a terrific...Read More »

Brew School: Chasing “Pipes” and Dreams at BDC

Dr. Todd White teaches students to learn the brewing and distilling process in a relaxed class environment.

The science and microbiology behind brewing came easy for Dr. Todd White, founder of the Brewing & Distilling Center (BDC) in Knoxville, a hands-on certificate program that trains...Read More »

The “Big Six” Breweries of Munich

Most beer aficionados recognize Munich as the mecca of the beer world due to Oktoberfest and the abundance of lager styles beers (such as helles, märzen, dunkel, etc.). I have been fortunate to travel to Germany for vacation several times. However, a few months ago, I had to conduct business...Read More »

A Very Merry Memphis Christmas

Memphis, known for its soul, grit, and rock and roll, is also a great place to visit during the holidays. Never too crowded and always chopped full of fun and festive happenings, this bluff city is primed to put any Grinch in the holiday spirit. And when you work up...Read More »

Hugh Acheson: The Chef and The Slow Cooker

In The Chef and the Slow Cooker, Hugh brings a chef’s mind to the slow cooker, with 100 recipes showing readers how an appliance generally relegated to convenience cooking can open up many culinary doors. He shows how your trusty slow cooker can still surprise you—you can use it to...Read More »

Christmas Gifts for Beer Lovers in 2017

by mark@foosballzone

The holiday season is almost here which means you have to start thinking about presents for your loved ones. Luckily for you, we have a solution. To be more exact, we have 5 beer solutions–5 ideas which will make every beer lover’s eyes shine, so if you are looking...Read More »


Local Murfreesboro brewery is a funky pit stop for brews, live music, and great company. Love the people, love the beer. 

Mayday Brewery invites everyone to come out and celebrate the 5th Mayday’s 5th anniversary and founder Ozzy Nelson’s birthday December 2, 2017. Mayday is calling this their Birthaversay...Read More »

Tennessee Brew Works Releases "King Chestnut"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 17, 2017) – Tennessee Brew Works invites you to celebrate the revival of the American chestnut with the “King Chestnut” American brown ale release. They’ll be releasing this beer at their taproom this Wednesday, November 22nd, at 7PM (open 11AM-10PM, live music and food) and throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and...Read More »

Memphis Made Celebrating Fourth Year with Malty Beers, Bands and More

The first 50 customers will receive a free malted glass.

Memphis Made Brewing is celebrating its fourth birthday with MALTED, a party focused on malty beers.

This year’s event is Saturday, Nov. 11, and will feature crowd favorites Orange Drewlius and Rosemary Plaid ATTACK!!!, along with...Read More »



The guys from Braxton Brewing Co. visiting Frugal McDougal in Nashville, TN at their launch in the city.

Braxton Brewing Company will be releasing its Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Dark Charge, at their third annual Winter Block Party on Saturday, December 2nd. The Barrel-Aged Imperial...Read More »

Ales for Alzheimer’s at Meddlesome Brewing Company

When Wes Milligan was a journalist in 2004, he was asked to write a story about Alzheimer’s. He didn’t know much about the disease then. But after researching it, he decided to interview people who were suffering from Alzheimer’s and the caregivers who were with them every step...Read More »

Beer Garden at Cheekwood


Cheekwood is welcomed autumn’s arrival with 5,000 chrysanthemums, an 11-foot-tall Pumpkin House, Beer Garden and a new 15-foot-tall Mum Tree as part of its six-weekend long fall festival, Cheekwood Harvest. Cheekwood Harvest is set to celebrate all things autumn as part of Cheekwood’s year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivities.

“We’re...Read More »

Atomic Pumpkin with Butternut Squash & Leek Lasagna + Kroger's Wheat-berry salad

Vegetarian Butternut Squash-Leek Lasagna, Wheat-berry salad, and New Belgian Pumpkin Ale

RECIPE Adapted from Third Thursday Community Potluck Cookbook by Nancy Vienneau


This might be my favorite way to prepare butternuts. The layering of three components makes this recipe unique: roasted butternut squash puree, leek-ricotta béchamel and stewed...Read More »

Three Ways to Toast National Pumpkin Day with Schlafly


Schlafly Beer now offers three ways to enjy the favorite flavor of the season: pumpkin. While The Saint Louis Brewery’s award-winning Pumpkin Ale has been a seasonal staple for years, now, consumers can also enjoy the brewery’s Pumpkin Stout in a new 750 ml bottle format as part of...Read More »

Music City Food + Wine Doesn’t Forget About the Beer

by Chris Chamberlain

Even though “beer” isn’t in the name of the festival, last month’s Music City Food + Wine Festival didn’t completely ignore the world of malt and hops. The event was stretched out to three days this year, kicking off with a new Friday night session under the tasting...Read More »

This One’s For You, Brewers… How to Get Distribution


By Tony Giannasi

So many great breweries are popping up all over Tennessee. With the law changing to allow for 10.1% ABV and below to be brewed without a distiller’s license, and the palates of Tennesseans changing to appreciate more creativity in their beers, there’s a lot...Read More »

The Black Abbey and Jameson Irish Whiskey Launch Limited Release Collaboration

The Black Abbey Brewing Company announced today that it will release a specialty beer brewed as a collaboration with Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Nashville’s Black Abbey Brewing has been selected as one of 16 breweries in the United States to participate in Jameson’s “Drinking Buddies” program. Inspired...Read More »

Tennessee Beer Reaches New Heights

by Don Else

By that, I’m referring to New Heights Brewing Company. As one of the newer breweries in Nashville, they brought a west coast style of brewing to Tennessee.

Founders and owners Jeff and Tracey Fountain are from Alabama, but lived in San Diego for a while before returning to their...Read More »

Nashville Beer Festival

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...Read More »

Autumn Issue Available Now

Our Autumn issue is now available in print and digitally, and it’s our best issue yet!

From profiles of your favorite Tennessee breweries to hop descriptions to great food and beer pairings, we’ve got it all. You can explore the history of beer in The Politics of Drinking and get a look...Read More »

Cooper-Young Beerfest

8th Annual Cooper-Young Beerfest Attracts Dozens of Regional Brewers to Raise Funds for Cooper-Young Communty Association

Now in its eighth year, the Cooper-Young Beerfest has become one of the city’s most popular beer events...Read More »

"Hardest Harvest" Party Introduces New Davidson Reserve Rye

Pennington Distilling Plans “Hardest Harvest” Party on October 17 to Introduce New Davidson Reserve Rye and Plans for Distillery Upgrades

Public invited for an evening of food, drink, music and samples of new products

Following up on the announcement of their first aged whiskey product, Davidson Reserve Rye, Pennington Distilling Co. will open...Read More »

Fall In Love With The Smoky Mountains

It’s no secret that East Tennessee is a popular destination during the fall. The Smoky mountains are dressed in their most stunning colors, and our friends in Sevierville know how to celebrate.

Of course there are fall festivals and harvest fairs, corn mazes and scenic drives. But don’t forget our favorite:...Read More »

Fall Break Beach and Beer

If you weren’t already planning a fall break beach getaway, make plans now.

When Tennesseans need a beach getaway, the warm white sand and clear waters of the Florida panhandle call our names. A favorite destination for landlocked residents lies just a day’s drive south in Destin.

If you’ve never ventured out...Read More »


Special release available beginning September in Nashville area

R.S. Lipman Brewing Company announced today a special collaboration between two Nashville originals. Grammy award-winning artists Kings of Leon and Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beer partnered together to produce a limited-edition release called Revelry, an Amber Ale. Available in cans and...Read More »

Autumn Festivals in Tennessee

It’s that time of year when the days get shorter, temperatures grow cooler and the changing leaves start falling from the trees. Autumn is its own special season and throughout Tennessee people welcome it with a wide range of festivals. Here, we highlight just a sampling of some you might...Read More »


Following a year of successful trials Plater Bio is now manufacturing a natural ingredient that could revolutionise the real ale industry! The product is called chitosan and is extracted from specially cultured fungi.

This radical development makes Plater Bio the only manufacturer of fungal chitosan outside of China. It is...Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 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 »


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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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 »


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 »


Hendersonville’s first brewery is open for business.

Half Batch Brewing, Hendersonville’s first craft brewery, is open for business. Half Batch brews are currently available at several retailers in Sumner County, and the public room was opened to the public last weekend. The brewery and public room is located at...Read More »


Braxton Brew Company By Senior Editor Don Else

At only 2-1/2 years old, Covington, Ken. based Braxton Brewing has grown quickly. Located just seven blocks from the Ohio river, they necessarily distribute up into Ohio to Cincinnati and Dayton but have focused their efforts in their home state of Kentucky, until now....Read More »

Memphis Made Brewing Co. to Can Year-Round

Starting this month, Memphis Made Brewing Co. six packs will be regularly available in stores throughout the Memphis area.

The Cooper Young brewery is putting its popular Fireside in 12 ounce cans year-round. The cans will debut at the Memphis Made tap room for the Cooper York Festival on Sept. 16, with...Read More »

Chago’s Cantina of Belmont Opens Food Truck at Mill Creek Brewing Co. Taproom

Chago’s Cantina will now be serving up food in the Mill Creek Brewing Co. taproom beginning Thursday, September 21st.

Chago’s Cantina, located on Belmont Blvd, is opening a second location in the Mill Creek Brewing Co. taproom in Nolensville, TN. “Chago’s Mill Creek” is nestled inside a 1973 Dodge Motor home turned...Read More »


The Brewing and Distilling Center (BDC) will be offering classes just for fun this fall. Six (6) classes are being offered for the craft beer enthusiasts of East Tennessee. For the home brewers, two (2) different levels of instruction are being offered: an entry level...Read More »

Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. Join Forces To Support Cure for Childhood Cancer

Two Cincinnati Companies Release Limited Edition Graeter’s Blueberry Pie Brown Ale During Annual Cones for the Cure Campaign

Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, have partnered once again to release a unique ice...Read More »

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to Host Fifth Annual Festival, September 15-17, 2017

Music City Food + Wine Festival is pleased to announce additional programming, including Cooking Demos, Around The Park interactive culinary, beverage and lifestyle experiences, and the Book Signing schedule for the fifth annual festival, Friday night, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (600...Read More »


Braxton Brewing Company is expanding distribution to Nashville, Tennessee. This is the third state that the Covington, Kentucky-based brewery will launch distribution into following Kentucky and Ohio. Core styles, seasonals, limited releases and Braxton Labs beers will be available beginning Monday, August 28th.  

“We couldn’t be more excited about launching...Read More »

Jackalope's Hop Harvest Dinner

Join TCB at Hop Harvest, a first of its kind four-course dinner featuring Jackalope Brewing Co., and Luke Williams of The 404 Kitchen at Glen Leven Farm on Saturday, September 9th. The evening will showcase local ingredients cultivated just minutes away from downtown Nashville...Read More »

MCFW Announces Beer Line-Up

Experience a beer and food lovers paradise at this years Music City Food + Wine Festival.

Music City Food + Wine Festival announced more than 75 artisan beer, spirits, wine, lifestyle and culinary purveyors are scheduled to pour and serve signature drinks and bites...Read More »

Spirits for the Modern Mind

The city of Knoxville is booming with the sounds of clinking glasses and the banter of people mingling. The sounds and boom are derived from an industry of craft, that is craft beer and alcohol. Knoxville may be small but Knoxville knows craft. Not so new to the scene but...Read More »

Grab tickets to Southern Brewers Conference 17'

The Southern Brewers Conference launched in Nashville in 2016 and is returning for its second year, August 23-25, 2017.

This craft beer industry event brings together brewers, brewery staff, distributors, craft beer retailers and other industry insiders to learn, network and have a great time. The conference is open to...Read More »

Country's Most Beloved Breweries to attend MCWF

This is the festival to run into all your beer, wino and  foodie friends.

Music City Food + Wine Festival announced the return of Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint & Friends with an all-star line-up of some of the most decorated chefs and pit-masters across the country. Celebrated...Read More »

Yazoo+PBGC bring "Space and Time"

Yazoo’s collectors glass designed by Pretentious Glass to commemorate the Eclipse of 2018.

Yazoo Brewing Company announced that at 2pm CST on August 18, 2017 in the Yazoo taproom the bottle release of “Space and Time” and a custom handmade & blown glass to...Read More »

Craft Beer Joins the Circus This Fall

(Photo above courtesy of Beyond Wings Circus)

The Nashville Fairgrounds will host the first ever Circus Brew Zerkus, a circus themed beer festival where over 40 breweries, 20 circus performers, various local artists and food trucks will convene for one unforgettable night.

Circus Brew Zerkus will offer a magical array...Read More »

48 hours in Cincinnati: Drink, Eat, Walk, Ride, Repeat

Request the Author Suite at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza for a beautiful view of the Ohio River. 

Arrive 2:00 p.m. If you’re just arriving into the city, drive directly to Dutch’s to fill your belly with a charcuterie board of some of...Read More »

Havana's Local Beer and Food Scene

Enjoying the sun and drinks of the local cafes.

Traveling to Cuba is hard. And it sounds like it might only get harder in the coming months. But we promise it’s worth the effort.

Cuba is a complex country where your best bet is to expect...Read More »


Mayday Brewery to host 5th annual Redneck-themed fundraiser.

Mayday Brewery invites local craft beer lovers to release their inner redneck for its 5th annual Hot Chicken & JortsSouth celebration. Yes, that is “jorts,” as in blue jeans cut into shorts.

Admission is free and the event will...Read More »

2nd Annual Bruce Street Brewfest in Downtown Sevierville

Founders Charles Valentine, Jeff Large, Austin Williams, and Michael Johnson and not pictured JC Green.

BeerHeads, LLC has teamed up with the Smoky Mountain Homebrewers for the 2nd Annual Bruce Street Brewfest. The fundraiser event will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from...Read More »

National IPA Day: A Featured Cocktail From Coopers' and TailGate

In celebration of National IPA Day, here at Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine, we decided to cheers in *Southern* style with a Rusty Pale cocktail. This tasty drink was shared with us by Coopers’ Craft Bourbon and TailGate Beer’s Southeast IPA.
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MURFREESBORO – August 2, 2017 – Mayday Brewery invites fishermen to come to the brewery on Thursday August 31, for a fly fishing event it’s calling “Unzipped Flies.”

The event will run from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. To participate in the tying class with the instructor, there is a $20 fee to...Read More »

Bottling Gin on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail

By Gini David

Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough,” quipped Mark Twain, and I suspect many Tennesseans would agree with the American humorist. Now, with the official June launch of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, whiskey-lovers have an excellent excuse to visit Tennessee...Read More »


Us and Them will be performing the entire Dark Side of the Moon album.

Murfreesboro Brewery to Host Solar Eclipse Event.

Mayday Brewery invites everyone to experience the solar eclipse on Aug 21, 2017.  There will be drinking of great beer and listening to a...Read More »

Our List: Best Happy Hours in Nashville

Johnathan’s Spinach Artichoke dip with Yazoo Hop Perfect IPA

Nearly two years ago I moved home to Nashville after living in Los Angeles for five years. All five years I lived in beach towns, including Santa Monica, Venice and Hermosa Beach. One thing L.A. boasts...Read More »

Alltech's Pearse Lyons Dublin Distillery

Dr. Pearse Lyons with his wife Deirdre pictured at Pearse Lyons Distillery.


Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James

Dublin’s new boutique Irish Whiskey experience located in the heart of The Liberties, is due to open its doors to the public in September. Acquired in 2013 by...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 »

Craft Sodas Get Creative

The colorful array of craft soda bottle cap tops.

Like kids in a candy store, adults are crazy about craft soda. With the bright colors and multitude of delicious flavors, who hasn’t been tempted to grab one of each style, and fill their cart to...Read More »

Popping the Top on Craft Beer Competitions

A sample of canned craft beer judged at the 2017 Can Can Awards.

As a long-time breweriana collector and craft beer enthusiast, I was ecstatic to come across a beer competition that was only for canned beer. To make things even more exciting, I learned...Read More »

Little Harpeth Keeps Us Hangin’ On: Craft Beer and Live Music

I can’t decide if Little Harpeth Brewing is one of my favorite music venues or one of my favorite craft breweries in Nashville—

With Diarrhea Planet on the bill...Read More »

East TN Educator Answers Brewer/Distiller Employee Shortage

Todd White (right) chats with former student Nate Woodall

A new TN-based educator team is meeting the nationwide shortage of trained brewers and distillers. The Brewing and Distilling Center (BDC), opening this week, addresses the expanding demand for trained brewers and distillers needed by the beverage...Read More »

History Lesson: Nashville's Oldest Brewery, Nashville Brewing Company

By Shane Gibbs

Q: What do you get when you add a beer history enthusiast to the thriving craft beer market of Nashville, Tennessee?

A: A reemergence of Nashville’s oldest brewery, Nashville Brewing Company.

The original Nashville Brewery historical sign (reverse...Read More »

All Aboard Thompson’s Station’s Fun Drink & Food Run

Rotarian Dan Costello with Heath Clark, of H Clark Distillery, and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn and husband Chuck Blackburn.

On a balmy evening, Thompson’s Station showcased its hospitality and culinary charms at the 2nd Sip & Savor at the Station on Saturday, June 17. The...Read More »

5th Annual Showdown at the Southern Gates

Nashville’s MPS to host 5th Annual Showdown at the Southern Gates at Mercy Lounge.

Nashville’s very own Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society (MPS) will be hosting its fifth annual Showdown at the Southern Gates this July 8th at the Mercy Lounge. If you are thinking...Read More »

1 Million CAN'd Aids Disaster Relief

Ball Corporation Partners with CAN’d Aid Foundation 
to Donate 1 Million Cans of Water for Disaster Relief

  Ball Corporation and the CAN’d Aid Foundation are growing their partnership to provide clean drinking water to U.S. communities in the wake of disasters....Read More »

Slovenia: A Green, Beer Paradise

Picturesque alpine Lake Bled with an island at the center.

Slovenia has become a destination travel darling of late with splashy magazine articles and Pinterest pin-able photographs galore. Ljubljana is often lauded as one of the prettiest capital cities in Europe and might be the...Read More »

Knox Public House: Old City Gem for cocktails, snacks and craft beer

Patio at Public House

There are a lot of places in Knoxville to get drinks. There are also a lot of places in Knoxville to get food. Getting the best of both in the same building used to be hard to come by. The food...Read More »

Where There is Music, There is Craft Beer

Pilgrimage Music Festival #makethepilgrimage

Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine is proud to have attended the inaugural Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in 2015, through to the Third annual Pilgrimage Festival September 23th and 24th, 2017 at the beautiful and picturesque Park at Harlinsdale Farm...Read More »

Tampa's Booming Beer Scene

Yazoo Brewing Company’s Brandon Jones serves samples of Cassis Deux Rouges at Hunahpu Day in Tampa, Florida.

Brandon Jones fills a tasting glass with a few inches of Cassis Deux Rouges, a sour Flanders red ale that tastes of cherries and wine. In front of...Read More »

Is the Craft Beer Bubble Ready to Burst?

 Craft brewers and industry insiders have been talking about the bubble for years, the rapid growth of craft fostering fairly reasonable doubts as to its long term sustainability. I have been a part of the conversation myself since I first entered the craft beer world professionally some six...Read More »

Beer Festival Etiquette

Beer Festival Etiquette 101: Do’s and Don’ts

Get yo’ friends together.

Now that the warm weather has arrived, you can expect to see a beer fest take place every other weekend. These days they are a dime a dozen; some are better than others,...Read More »

Rich Partain

Rich Partain is a former sales manager for Straight To Ale and Yellowhammer Breweries and is currently the General Manager of Das Stahl Bierhaus in Huntsville, Alabama. An active member of Free The Hops since 2004 and a Certified Cicerone®, he has been a scholar of and advocate for craft...Read More »


The Saint Louis Brewery ™ creates special packaging for its Helles-style lager and plans to host a “field trip” to the epicenter of the eclipse.

(ST. LOUIS; May 12, 2017)—Schlafly Beer...Read More »

Good People Brewing Co Announces New Summer Seasonal

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA—Good People Brewing Co., the oldest and largest brewery in the state of Alabama, announces their new summer seasonal, JUCO Southern IPA.

Named after those summers spent in the classroom, JUCO scores high grades in flavor and hoppy taste. This 4.2% ABV session IPA has notes...Read More »

Explore the Pour BrewCAST


Beyond grits and bourbon, Lexington is on the forefront of Kentucky’s craft beer scene.
Explore the Pour BrewCAST producer, Melissa Corbin, talks with Lexington’s brightest about what’s coming up for Lexington Craft Beer Week this...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 »

The Humidor; Old School Feel, New School Tastes

Oliva V Melanio Gran Reserva Limitada with Yee Haw Dunkel beer

Town squares have been staples of bustling city downtowns for centuries. They have been the epicenter of commerce, politics...Read More »

Schlafly Beer launches website for hop-head beer drinkers

Schlafly Beer, the largest, locally owned brewery in St. Louis, announces today the launch of a new educational website for hop-head craft beer drinkers with Every six weeks, the brewery releases a new rotating SMaSH beer, a single hop, single malt beer where the hop is the...Read More »

Mill Creek Brewing Co. now distributing in Alabama

Mill Creek Brewing Co. moves into new state with Alabama market

Beginning in April, Mill Creek Brewing Co. will begin distributing to the state of Alabama, its first out of state market. They are the first Tennessee brewery to distribute to an entire new state within their first operating year. They...Read More »

Oskar Blues Brewery now offering a resealable Crowler

Since Oskar Blues introduced the CROWLER®  in 2012 discerning breweries, taprooms and to-go beer venues have...Read More »

Tennessake Launch by Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works is known for working with the local farms to create unique beer recipes, especially when it comes to their farmhouse ales. While awaiting the local harvest, Tennessee Brew Works decided to venture-out and kick-off the 2017 Farmhouse Series with something a little more unique: a rice beer....Read More »

Festival Season Kicks Off this Weekend!

The 7th Annual East Nashville Beer Festival presented by 3 Crow Bar is back on Saturday April 8, 2017! Celebrating their 7th year of ENBF they welcome you all back to East Nashville’s ONLY craft beer tasting and festival. This is the event that started it all at Rhizome Productions...Read More »

Chattanooga Craft Beer - Our One Night Self-Guided Tour

Chattanooga Craft Beer Scene

So, you just have time for a day trip and all you can think about is a cold, frothy BEER? Well, you are not alone! We had the same idea, so we figured we would do all the work for you, and make our own overnight tours!

Now you...Read More »


Day-long farm tour and globally inspired feast to raise funds for scholarship initiatives Nashville, TN.

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier will host the first Tour de Farm, a day-long tour and dinner fundraiser that celebrates the rich farm culture of Bells Bend and...Read More »

450 North & Gnarly Grove All Day Launch

450 North Brewing Co & Gnarly Grove Craft Cider

All Day Launch  March 21, 2016

SomeWhere SOS Nashville

New Tunes Tuesday at Lunch from 11:30a to 2:30p and Open Mic Nite 7:00p to 10:00p. Come on out and join us as we welcome...Read More »

Brewers Guild Karaoke Night!

Represent your brewery and Join the Brewers Guild for Karaoke! Bring that A game!

Brewers Guild Karaoke

...Read More »

Find your neighborhood Beer and Yoga event

According to the Yoga Journal there are 38 immediate health benefits of Yoga including improving
overall health, healing aches and pains and keeping sickness at bay. Their recent study shows the
number of Americans doing yoga has grown by over 50% in the last four years to over 36 million...Read More »

Preds 12th annual Wine Festival & Tasting

Join the Nashville Predators Foundation for the 12th annual Wine Festival & Tasting on March 31, 2017, over the ice at Bridgestone Arena. The festivities run from 6-10 p.m. CT and tickets are $75 per person. The festival will feature more than 225 higher-end wines, beer, a spirits tasting and...Read More »

All Things Appalachian

Travel Correspondent, Melissa Corbin, headed to Townsend, TN earlier this year. As a follow-up to our January “An Evening with Ronni Lundy” story, she talked with some of the stars of that magical evening at Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro. Join her conversation...Read More »

Women In Beer

Daniel Harrison (DH) and Molly Danger of Country Boy Brewing visited with travel correspondent, Melissa Corbin, during her “Explore the Pour” domestic travels to Lexington KY. With a growing number of women entering the craft beer industry, it was a topic to be revered among these country boys…and girls...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 »


The bounty of springtime inspires a host of good food ideas using the proverbial spring chicken, but also fresh greens, young carrots, tender asparagus, and knock-out strawberries.

The following recipes have been taken and adapted from my cookbook, Third Thursday Community Potluck...Read More »

Fat Bottom Brewing launches in the Nations

Fat Bottom Brewing receives welcome from Nations neighborhood in West Nashville.  Brings friendly vibe.

...Read More »

Black Belle Imperial Stout returns for Holiday 2016

Nashville, TN – Black Belle Imperial Stout, a limited-edition collaboration between Blackstone Brewing Company and Nelson’s Green Brier® Distillery, returns for the 2016 Holiday season. Infused with cacao nibs and aged for eight months in bourbon barrels, the beer is smooth and sweet, with notes of bourbon, oak, and...Read More »

The holiday gift sets are still coming in at Mr Whisker's

Mr Whisker’s has some new arrivals in the display case . They have a bottle of Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash, a blend which ranges from 10 to 33 years old. 1 of 256 made.

They also have two hand picked barrels from Corsair. Oatrage, made from oats, barley and roasted malts.

Also...Read More »

Lindsey's Weekly Top 5

New Locations for the The Casual Pint Opening in Hixson, TN on December 2nd and in Sevierville, TN  on December 23rd

This Weeks Top 5 Beers from the Causal Pint are:

North Coast: Old No. 38 Stout

Old No. 38 Stout is named for a retired California Western Railroad steam...Read More »

Tennessee Craft Distributors is Hiring

Tennessee Craft Beer Distributors is growing. They are looking for an outside sales rep and an order picker/ driver

About TCD– We ARE 100% CRAFT
We are focused and passionate about craft beer, cider, mead, and kombucha
Our products are refrigerated from the brewers,...Read More »

Christmas Seasonal Ales Tasting Notes - Harpoon

Harpoon – UFO Winter Blond Ale

This beer pours light straw yellow and a decent moderate white head. The aromas from the initial pour surprise with a definite coffee tone. The mouth flavor is typical blonde profiles with a prominent fresh brewed ice coffee flavor. The overall experience is...Read More »

Local Food + Local Beer = Drink Local @ Tennessee Local Food Summit

Nothing says Local like Local Beer

TN Craft Beer Magazine in Partnership with the Picnic Tap host “Drink Local”  as part of the the Tennessee Local Food Summit.

Join us for locally brewed beers and locally produced picnic style food.

Saturday December 3 from 6-8 Address… right after the Read More »

Thanksgiving Pairings from Lindsey's

The Black Abbey: Guy Fawkes

Remember, Remember, The Black Abbey Guy Fawkes of November? This seasonal brew is a perfect pairing with your traditional bird. The English Brown Ale blends English malts and American hops to create slightly smoky well-rounded brown ale. With only 18 IBUs this subtle...Read More »

Open Enrollment for Yazoo's Private membership club called “The State of Funk

Nashville, TN – Yazoo Brewing Company is pleased to announce at 12pmCST on 11/23/16 public enrollment in the second year of our private membership club called “The State of Funk” will begin. Back for a second year “Citizens” in The State of Funk will receive an entire year...Read More »

Tennessee Brew Works Taproom 3-year anniversary and holiday party.

Tennessee Brew Works Taproom 3-year anniversary and holiday party.

We can’t believe it’s been 3 years since the Tennessee Brew Works Taproom had it’s grand opening! Anyone who attended that original event knows that this day brings tons of nostaligia with it for us!

So, on Saturday, December 10th,...Read More »

Lindsey's Weekly Top 5 Beer Picks

Highland: Cold Mountain Winter Ale

Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale. ‘Tis the season! Highland finally released its annual seasonal brew! Cold Mountain is a winter warmer that has a malty body with a mixture of spices with hints of vanilla flavors. Check out ALL Casual Pint locations in...Read More »

Tennessee Brew Works is tapping the limited release, “Hank’s Harvest” this Friday, November 18th.

Very few things are more ‘American’ than our local farmer, nor more important to the local movement than their survival and success. So let’s celebrate them through craft beer!

On November 18th, at the Tennessee Brew Works Taproom, they’re releasing their butternut squash farmhouse ale/saison, “Hank’s Harvest”; using fresh...Read More »

New Heights Brewing Company to Open Tasting Room Nashville, TN

New Heights Brewing Company will officially open its tasting room on Saturday, November 19, 2016, for limited hours from 12PM – 4PM.

Since May of this year, New Heights Brewing Company has been distributed to over 100 bars, restaurants, and taprooms in Nashville, Chattanooga, and the surrounding areas.

After six...Read More »

Tennessee Brew Works returns to Knoxville

Tennessee Brew Works returns to Knoxville, Tennessee and just in time for the holidays! Working with wholesaler Eagle Distributing Co, Tennessee Brew Works will be available in bars, growler stations, and grocery stores over the coming weeks.

Beer releases include the “Wildwood Flower” Belgian-Style honey blonde, made...Read More »

Save 10% on Online Orders from Mt Juliet Market

Mt Juliet Market has a 10% off coupon

Don’t have time to go out and shop? Have it gift wrapped and delivered right to their door! Free Gift Wrap included if specified during ordering.

Follow their Facebook Page for other Offers

Online Promo Code “SAVE10” for all online orders now until...Read More »

Help Wanted at Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine

Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine is seeking Social Media, Marketing, Design, Photography and Journalism Interns who can balance multiple projects and are passionate about local craft beer. The internship hour requirement is 10-15 hours/week. We are seeking candidates who are flexible, but enjoy a great deal of independence and responsibility.

Main duties...Read More »

Chef Jason Rogers of Oskar Blues at Hangout Oyster Cookoff w/ Melissa Corbin

The 9th Annual Hangout Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend took place November 4-5, 2016 on the sugary white sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. During the craft beer portion of the festival on Friday night, attendees sipped from more than 20 breweries including regional favorites such as Read More »

Fourth Annual Sunspot Beer Dinner for WUTK Featuring Yee-Haw Brewery

WUTK 90.3 is the only college radio station in the country not directly supported by the university it’s affiliated with. The station depends on events like last night’s beer dinner to keep the lights on and the music playing.

Credit – Megan VenableRead More »

Tennessee Brew Works Winter Seasonal- King Chestnut- American Brown Ale

Nashville, Tennessee – November 7, 2016 – Tennessee Brew Works celebrates the American chestnut with their winter seasonal, “King Chestnut”, American brown ale release.

Tennessee Brew Works invites you to celebrate the revival of the American chestnut with the “King Chestnut” American brown ale release. They’ll be releasing this beer at...Read More »

Lindsey's top 5 Beer Picks for the week

Einstök Icelandic White Ale

Not only do I recommend this beer, but tons of my friends have fallen in love with this full-flavored crisp white ale. Einstök Brewery is located just 60 miles south of the Artic circle in Akureyri, Iceland. They use the purest and freshest water from rain and...Read More »

Shane Gibbs

Shane Gibbs is a long time craft beer enthusiast and an avid beardsman which has him traveling and tasting beer from all over the US.

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B & T Distributing to Establish Headquarters and Distribution Center in Blount County

B & T Distributing Company announced today it is purchasing 20.75 acres of land on Mount Tabor Road in Maryville, Tenn., to relocate its regional headquarters and distribution center. The new location will bring 80 jobs and represents a $13 million investment.

The wine and...Read More »

Greenman The Thriller Saison - Beer Review

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark. Well, not evil. Delicious, but not evil. ‘Cause this is Thriller.

Greenman’s fall seasonal is a Blood Orange Saison. The glowing yellow eyes give you a hint that Thriller is a different kind of beer. Along with...Read More »

Hendersonville’s first brewery secures location

Half Batch Brewing, soon to be Hendersonville’s first craft brewery, signed a lease on a property in the Hazel Path Commons shopping center in August. The brewery plans to take possession of the property soon, which is located at 393 East Main Street, Suite 6A.

“We are excited to be in...Read More »

Cheekwood Harvest Program offers Beer Garden.

Beer Garden alongside its Cheekwood Harvest program, a six-weekend long seasonal festival.

Opening Saturday, September 24, the Beer Garden will feature craft brews, pub fare and bluegrass music in the gardens. October 29-30 is the last weekend for the Beer Garden.

The Beer Garden will runs every Saturday and Sunday...Read More »

Christmas Seasonal Ales Tasting Notes - Terrapin

Terrapin – Moo-Hoo Stout

This is a stout in the truest of styles. Opaque black to slightly illuminated brown halo displays no carbonation while a light to medium body in the stout style is represented in the glass. The aromas of dark roasted malt and chocolate play with a...Read More »

Lindsey's Weekly Top 5 Beer Picks

Sweetwater Hashbrown Indian Brown Ale

Catch and Release Series! Sweetwater Hashbrown IBA is almost gone for the season. Better hurry in to catch this delicious beer on tap or in a six-pack. Hashbrown IBA is fired to a toasty 420 degrees. This grainy concoction is a base of 2-row,...Read More »

Homegrown's First Beerthday Fest

Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace is celebrating their first birthday doing what they do best….drinking beer! They are throwing a mini beer festival  in their event space with all the things you love about a beer fest, like unlimited 5 oz pours from your favorite local brewers, live music, and awesome food!

There’s...Read More »

Bruce Street Brewfest

The 1st Annual Bruce Street Brewfest will be held October 22 in Historic Downtown Sevierville. This will include over 30 home and professional brewers, live music, great food, and good friends.

All proceeds to benefit local charities. Come out and enjoy the fun!

Tickets for Bruce...Read More »

Schwartz Side of the Moon with Blackstone & Black Abbey Brewing

Blackstone Brewing Company and Black Abbey partnered up and created a Schwartz beer.They are  hosting a launch party

Saturday, November 5th
7 – 10 p.m.

Adventure Science Center

This Event is 21+

This is a release for Schwartz Side Of The Moon, Blackstone’s Dark Matter Black...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 »

Lindsey's Top Five Beer Picks

Ballast Point California Amber
The California Amber is a rich copper ale with inspiration
from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a
bold complexity, and their own proprietary yeast
strain lends it a fruity yet subtle richness.
American hops give this ale a distinct bite...Read More »

Thursday Night is Pint Night at the Picnic Tap - Nashville

October 12 – Garr’s Beer Company 

October 20 – Mill Creek

October 27 – Fat Bottom 

 5-8 PM

The Picnic Tap
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd,
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

Craft Beer Alert: The Casual Pint is coming to Sevierville

The fastest growing franchise in the craft beer industry expands to the Sevierville, Tennessee market

Sevierville, TN. October 12, 2016 – The Casual Pint, the nation’s fastest growing craft beer market franchise, is proud to bring its unique craft beer experience to Sevierville, Tennessee. Owned by local entrepreneur Roger McGee, the...Read More »

WCTE Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival and Haunted Half

Haunted Half and Blues and Brews fare this Saturday October 15th in Cookville. Race starts at 7 AM and closes at 10 AM,. Blues and Brews starts at 11 AM Stein Social.  General Admission gates open at Noon till 5 PM.

Race registrations ...Read More »

Fall Fest at Southern Grist


Southern Grist will be tapping a selection of fall beers, in addition to a couple special one-off beers that they are planning exclusively for this day!

Please bring your families and pets for our first Fall Fest!

Great local vendors joining them for Fall Fest! Thunderbird...Read More »

Pint Nite with Garr's at the Picnic Tap in Nashville

If you don’t know what a gypsy brewer is then join us this THURS OCT 13 5-8 pm at Nashville Farmers’ Market to find out!

We’ll be hanging out with Garr Schwartz of Garr’s Beer Co. The Picnic Tap will pouring $4 pints of his...Read More »

Black Abbey Brewing Company Releases 44 Porter in Cans

NASHVILLE, TN. September 21, 2016 – The Black Abbey Brewing Company announced today that it will can their popular beer Forty Four Porter beginning this month. With cans comes a name change for what was previously called POTUS 44 porter.

“POTUS 44 was part of the POTUS series of...Read More »

Brewing History


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 »

OktoberForest Campaign Begins in Tennessee!

October 1, 2016 (Nashville, TN) — Today The Nature Conservancy and two Tennessee craft
breweries—Nashville’s Jackalope Brewing Co. and Chattanooga’s Hutton & Smith
Brewing Co. —launched the month-long OktoberForest awareness campaign in Tennessee. The
campaign is making beer fans aware of the critical link between the health of America’s forestsRead More »

BOOzeFest at Liquid Smoke in Murfreesboro

A super spooky time… at Liquid Smoke in Murfreesboro

10/30 6PM-12AM
FOOD! As well as musical acts:
Wax on the Square
Feelings Eraser
Genie, Child of God
Hoodoo Men

Wear your costume for a chance to win an original print by local artist Michael Butts and more!

Open 2PM-12AM with musical...Read More »

Fall Pairings Cooking with Beer

It always seems that the last week of August is the hottest, then snaps into fall cool weather, and our brains tell us to start getting ready for the colder months. That means more robust food, and more robust beer. And not just Oktoberfest foods, although bratwurst and a liter...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 »

Charleston, South Carolina

There is something whimsical in the air. The weather may be hot, cold or have just enough warmth to justify a brisk run along the beach. It doesn’t matter, Charleston has an aura about it that many find so contagious that they never leave. Tennesseans will find Charleston but a...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 »

Chris Chamberlain

Chris Chamberlain is a food, drink and travel writer based out of Nashville, where he has lived his entire life except four years in California where he studied liberal arts at Stanford University and learned how to manipulate chopsticks. He is a regular contributor to the Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles,...Read More »

Tennessee Winter Beer Fest 2017 - Townsend, TN

The 6th annual Tennessee Winter Beer Fest will be on February 18th from 3 to 8pm at The Carriage House in Townsend, TN. This festival is widely known for focusing on Tennessee brewers in an intimate environment that allows patrons and brewers to interact one-on-one. Brewers who regularly...Read More »

Nancy Vienneau

Nancy is a food writer and cookbook author living in Nashville Tennessee who appreciates how a golden lager can transport her to a beach on the Sea of Cortes, a citrusy saison can turn a supper into a celebration and a milk stout can make the most seductive chocolate cake.

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Lindsey Robinette

My love of craft beer started in 2011 when my brother, Nathan Robinette, and father, Jonathan Robinette, opened The Casual Pint. My passion for craft beer has opened so many doors and opportunities. The love and diversity of the craft beer scene has given me a chance to...Read More »

Tony Giannasi

Based out of Chattanooga and fighting the preconception that craft beer people need to have a beard, Tony is on a never ending quest to bring joy to the people in the form of flavorful beer. He led the Barley Mob Brewers for 6 years, before working in the professional beer...Read More »

Rob Shomaker

Rob Shomaker has been a longtime advocate of the East Tennessee craft beer scene since he and his buddy, Don Kline, founded in 2010. What began as simply a way to keep up with what they had been drinking quickly evolved to reflect the culture, people, and...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 »

Mark Crowe

Being an architect, I love the craft of things, the dedication of the artist to make their craft, whatever it is, the best! Being a lover of great craft beer and great music of all kids, why not combine the two for a segment exploring the intersection of...Read More »

Whiteny Allen

Whiteny Allen  is a 23 year old Nashville native living in Johnson City,  TN with a degree
in Advertising and Public Relations. She enjoy anything to do with the
outdoors, being creative, meeting new people and experiencing new things. She is passionate about craft beer, live music, culture, art, gardening andRead More »

Kelcy Morris

There are two things Nashville native Kelcy Morris loves most: music and entrepreneurship. Kelcy spent most of her childhood finding her voice; bringing life to words through the microphone. So it was no surprise when her passion for music never dwindled, but rather blossomed into a lifelong admiration for the...Read More »

Victoria Raschke

Victoria Raschke’s day job takes her all over Tennessee visiting farmers markets. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Tennessee and a culinary arts degree from Nashville State Community College. Her debut novel Who by Water, the first in a mystery series set in Slovenia, will be released...Read More »

Nuit Belge 2016

Nuit Belge was certainly not your average beer festival. Held on Saturday night March 12 at Marathon Music Works, this event was ultra-high class from beginning to end. With nary a pretzel necklace or pocket beer in sight, five hundred patrons assembled to enjoy an evening of eating and drinking...Read More »