Food Pairings

Recipe: Yuengling Oktoberfest Fondue

Featured photo credit: Yuengling

Do you love cheese and beer? Look no further than this recipe for an Oktoberfest Fondue by Yuengling.


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 c Yuengling® Oktoberfest Beer
  • 2 c grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 c grated Emmentaler cheese
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 c crumbled Roquefort cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce or to...Read More »

Recipe: Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Pumpkin Pie

From the website,

We tried out BBQ Pit Boy’s Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Pumpkin Pie! We have to say, it is pretty awesome! So here is the recipe for you to try it at home.


Beer + Food Travel: The Donut + Dog

Written by: Nancy Vienneau

When it comes to pairing food and beer, a hot dog and cold beer is a no-brainer. How about beer and a donut? How would that stack up? Well, if it’s one of the 20-hour brioche-based donuts fashioned at The Donut+Dog in Nashville’s Hillsboro Village, paired with...Read More »

Lester McClain and his Tennessee Volunteer Legacy

Lester McClain fifty years ago recalls his first football game at the University of Tennessee when he was only a sophomore wingback from Nashville. The game was on September 14th, 1968, at Neyland Stadium against the University of Georgia.

McClain made history by being the first African-American football player for the...Read More »

Munchies at Mantra pt.2

Mantra Artisan Ales, a brewery and  taproom in Franklin, TN, with high-quality craft beers that endure daring and unique flavor is hosting a cookout theme lunch with local Chef Seth Anderson. Chef Anderson will pair Mantra’s beers with his favorite food products from Franklin on September 16th from 12pm-4pm. Options...Read More »

Great American Beer Festival Expands for 2018

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is almost here for its 37th consecutive year in Denver, Colorado, from September 20-22. This is the country’s preeminent beer festival and competition. Tickets have been on sale since August 1st, but you can still get your tickets for Thursday night! This year they...Read More »

Roadhouse Brewing Company Collaborates for Great American Beer Festival 2018

Roadhouse Brewing Company, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has began distributing their beers in Colorado and have announced their participation with the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). They will have a beer dinner pairing with Euclid Hall, and release exclusive tap takeovers, custom branded beer bike + Volkswagen bus, and collaboration of...Read More »

Beer + Food Travel: Stout Burgers and Beer

Written by: Nancy Vienneau

Think about all the times you’ve sat down to a burger and a beer. You ‘most always associate it with a good feeling, one of those basic All-American pleasures, right? And, if it happens to be an insanely delicious burger coupled with a phenomenal craft brew, you’ve...Read More »

Catching Summer Fever: Food and Beer, Recipes, and Pairings

Kimberly Schlapman, co-founder of the award-winning country music band, Little Big Town, is pretty sure she’s been cooking as long as she’s been singing. Both passions rooted in her north Georgia childhood, Kimberly is as comfortable in the kitchen as she is on the stage. Heritage and harmonies...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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »

On Your Marks, Get Set, Shake!

Whiskey and beer have always gone well together. They share production tactics, have overlapping histories, and have stood side-by-side in a Boilermaker for as long as cocktails have existed. However, in the last several years, there’s been growing interest from bartenders in reinventing the possibilities of beer-whiskey cocktails…and that’s why...Read More »

Bull & Thistle ~ Gainesboro

Gainesboro not be your first place to look for a slice of Celtic pub life in Tennessee, but co-owner Diana Madli and her staff have created just that on the main square. Diana is an unlikely pub owner. She came to Jackson County on a whim on a visit to...Read More »

Coming Home ~ Reconnecting with Family

I’ve traveled a lot, lived and cooked in 22 states,” muses Corey King, executive chef of Harvest at Homestead. “My food reflects the culture of all those places.” That spans the sea-to-fork traditions of two coasts, from New England to the Pacific Northwest, and takes in regional influences as diverse...Read More »

Joseph Lenn Showcases Traditional Wood-Fire Cooking and Local Beer at J.C. Holdway in Knoxville

Blackberry Farm alum and James Beard award-wining chef Joseph Lenn opened J.C. Holdway to showcase locally and regionally sourced ingredients cooked using traditional wood-fire techniques. The restaurant name and mission also honor Lenn’s Uncle Joe Holdway, a life-long bachelor and...Read More »

An Evening with Ronni Lundy

Who doesn’t like a good ol’ plate of vittles? Add a thoughtful array of cocktails and wine pairings, inspiring conversation in a beautiful mountain setting for a good cause, and we’ll call it a date.

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro, in Townsend, Tennessee is hosting “An Evening with Ronni Lundy”,...Read More »

TN Craft Beer Gift Guide

Beer Cap Trap

If you are looking for the perfect gift for your favorite beer drinker. The Tennessee Beer Cap Trap is for you. Cut from Baltic Birch with laser precision, display a variety of your favorite beer bottle caps to form an eclectic and unique art focal point in any...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...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 »

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 »