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Cigar City Brewing Partners with James Clay- UK Distribution

Photo Credit: Cigar City Brewing.

Cigar City Brewing (CCB) will continue their international expansion from their Tampa-based brewery’s distribution network in the United Kingdom. CCB will partner with James Clay, UK’s leading craft  beer distribution. This will include the award-winning Jai Alai IPA that will be throughout Britain. Twelve-ounce cans and...Read More »

CANarchy Launches "The CANarchy Collaboratory"

From CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective will be launching an innovative new concept in Asheville, North Carolina. The concept will land in the Lexington Avenue Brewery (aka LAB) space in March 2019. The experimentation and collaboration will be in beer, food, and culture.

By the name, “The CANarchy Collaboratory”...Read More »

The Crown Royal Purple Bag Project Comes to Nashville

Photo Credit: Crown Royal

Crown Royal for nearly a decade has shipped its product to service members overseas within the iconic purple bag. This year, the brand has started The Crown Royal Purple Bag Project, the brand’s largest generosity commitment to inspire people to...Read More »

A Street Lamp Burns Bright

Johnson City Brewing Company

Story and Photography by Rob Shomaker, Certified Cicerone®

It all began quite innocently. Eric Lantham joined his wife, Kat, in her hometown of Winchester, Virginia. In an effort to connect him with the community, they began hosting monthly gatherings...Read More »

City Guide: Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville is a city to visit with craft beer in your sights. With 18 breweries at the time of printing, craft beer has taken center stage. Knoxville’s Ale Trail ( is the best way to sample all the breweries the city offers....Read More »

Schulz Bräu

Authentic German beer brewed locally in a castle!

By Andy Brantley

Every brewery has a distinct atmosphere and feel. Imagine walking into a castle with a “Great Hall” and a biergarten and ordering German ales and lagers brewed by a German family using...Read More »

Creativity by the Tracks

Devin Rutledge, Depot Street Brewing

Story and Photography by Rob Shomaker, Certified Cierone®

Jonesborough, Tennessee is known as the oldest town in the state. Main Street is adorned with historical buildings and small porches and sprinkled with notes...Read More »

Southern Growler


GROWLERS: We all have at least one. Many of us have plenty, but if you want one of the best growlers you could possibly get your beer-loving hands on, then you need one from Southern Growler, which is located in Huntsville, Alabama. Created...Read More »

Historical Markers for Breweries in Tennessee

Written by: Scott Mertie

On October 11, 2018, the Nashville Historical Commission installed a historical marker recognizing the four breweries that operated in Germantown (North Nashville) in the 1860s.  Scott Mertie, author of Nashville Brewing (Arcadia Publishing 2006) and owner of the Nashville Brewing Company, had this marker commissioned as...Read More »

Chattanooga: Take a Tour with Chattabrew Tour

Written by: Kim Stanley

Chattanooga has many breweries that continue to grow and thrive in the Scenic City. If you are a domestic beer lover or a craft beer connoisseur, you will find a brewery in Chattanooga that fits your palate. The list goes on by popular names that people may...Read More »

TN Brew Works Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation

Tennessee Brew Works is working with Make-A-Wish Foundation through October to raise money to support their ‘wish-granting’ mission to better the lives of children in need.

“We are honored to be able to support this foundation to help grant wishes for children in need,” said Christian...Read More »

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. 'No Way Rosé' Release at State Fair of Texas

The release of ‘No Way Rosé’ by Deep Ellum Brewing Company will be a tart Southwest-styled rosé ale with a prickly pear punch. Deep Ellum, part of the CANarchy Craft Brew family, collaborated with Oskar Blues, Cigar City Brewing, and Perrin Brewing to celebrate the new joining force. The release...Read More »

CANarchy Donates to Can'd Aid Foundation with Mixed Pack

For the first time, CANarchy Craft Brewery is offering their VOL.1 Mixed Pack of some of their favorite brews. Some of the beers you can find are: Jai Alai IPA–Cigar City, Black Ale–Perrin Brewing, Hop Rising IPA–Squatters Craft Beers, and Dale’s Pale Ale–Oskar Blues.

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective members have partnered...Read More »

Death by CoconutPorter Returns from Oskar Blues

The cult classic – Death by Coconut Porter, an Irish porter will return Winter 2018 with kickoff events in their taprooms on October 5th.

Death by Coconut was a brew originally by Shamrock Brewing in 2014, and earned a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the chocolate beer...Read More »

Yazoo Brewing and Elizabeth Cook Benefit Music Health Alliance

The second annual “Heal the Music Day” will be held on October 19th with Yazoo Brewing and Outlaw Country queen/Sirius XM radio host Elizabeth Cook for The Ben Eyestone Fund at The Music Health Alliance. In conjunction with The Ben Eyestone Fund, the two have teamed up to create a...Read More »

Tennessee Breweries Win at 2018 Great American Beer Festival

Featured photo: (Left to Right)  Anna Laizure, Ashley May Valente, Charlie (Craft Brewers Association), and Chase Wilkerson. From Nashville Brewing Co.

Over the weekend, the Great American Beer Festival was hosted at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. A competition was held with over 102 beer categories covering 167 beer...Read More »

Cigar City Brewing Partners with Great Brands

Cigar City Brewing continues in rapid growth in 2018 to allow for the first full-time international partnership in nearly eight years! CCB is partnering with Great Brands AB of Stockholm, Sweden, for distribution of their ales and lagers throughout Scandinavia. Their world-renowned Jai Alai IPA and Guayabera Citra Pale Ale,...Read More »

Nashville Predators announce 2017 Kiwanis Outstanding Nashvillians

The Nashville Predators have announced the 2017 Outstanding Nashvillians of the Year was awarded to their very own, President and CEO Sean Henry, Head Coach Peter Laviolette, and General Manager David Poile. They will become the 37th recipients for the Kiwanis Outstanding Nashvilians of the Year award.

“We are...Read More »

Nashville Predators Announce Fan Programs for 18-19 Season

Photo Credit: Nashville Predators


Nashville Predators hockey is here once again! The Predators have announced their fan programs for the entire 18-19 season. The programs include: Preds Official Watch Parties, Preds Approved Bars, and Golden U, to allow fans to get involved with Smashville...Read More »

Oskar Blues Brewery Sends Clean Drinking Water to Hurricane Florence Relief

Photo Credit: Can’d Aid Foundation

Oskar Blues Brewery (OBB) and Ball Corporation is in partnership with Can’d Aid Foundation by sending cans of water to support the relief efforts from Hurricane Florence. A total of 22 pallets/52,800 cans were delivered, September 14th, for...Read More »

Neon Leon, Hap & Harry's + Kings of Leon New Beer Release

Hap & Harry’s and Grammy award-winning artists Kings of Leon have collaborated on a Tennessee Beer, Neon Leon, an American Lager. The American Lager premiere during the Music City Food + Wine Festival. This is a follow-up collaboration to their 2017 beer, Revlery Ale.

“We’re celebrating 10 years of...Read More »

2018 CANarchy Craft Breweries at the Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival is officially here, and for the first time all seven CANarchy craft breweries will be pouring their beers.

To find each CANarchy brewery, they will be between booths #100-110, side by side pouring their beers for you. Here is a list of all the breweries, and...Read More »

Great American Beer Festival getting Hazy

Featured Image Credit Photo: Brewers Association

The 2018 Great American Beer Festival Competition is almost here! The juicy/hazy style beers are making a breakthrough in the competition!

For the first time in competition history, “Juicy/Hazy Pale Ale,” “Juicy/Hazy India Pale Ale,” and Juicy/Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale” will be judged...Read More »

Nashville-Area Fights Back Against Tariffs

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Nashville-Area business owners, farmers, and consumers on Thursday, September 20th, plan to dedicate their time to Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a nationwide campaign showing how tariffs are impacting American families, workers, and communities at a town hall meeting.

The campaign discusses the opposition that is increasing across the...Read More »

Sedona Taphouse Partners with Soles4Souls for 'Steak Out for Charity' Program

Sedona Taphouse features ‘Steak Out for Charity’ to support Nashville’s non-profit organizations every Monday during lunch and dinner. This offers guests 8 oz. Black Angus flat iron steak or 7 oz. grilled salmon, included with a side for $10. During September, Soles4Souls will partner with the restaurant, and $4 from...Read More »

4th Annual Honey Beer Competition 2018

September is National Honey Month! The National Honey Board just announced the results of their 4th Annual Honey Beer Competition. More than 165 beers made with honey competed in their beer style category and Best in Show.

Biloba Frambois from Bioloba Brewing from Brookfield, Wisconsin, went home with Best in Show...Read More »

Memphis Made Brewing's Cooper-York Festival

On September 15th, 2018, Memphis Made Brewing is hosting their 5th Annual Cooper-York Festival from 9am-7pm located on the corner of Cooper and York.

Live music by: Flamin A’s, Me & Leah, Crystal Shrine, NOTS, River City Tanlines. Vendors will be there for your shopping needs such as: Metal Museum, Memphis...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 »

Yuengling's Golden Pilsner arrives to Tennessee!

Photo Credit: D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.


Yuengling & Pilsner fans, rejoice! Yuengling, America’s Oldest Brewery, is bringing their recently released Golden Pilsner to Tennessee!

Photo Credit: D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.

The Yuengling Golden Pilsner is a refreshing,...Read More »

Brewers Association Supports Small and Independent Brewers

The Brewers Association (BA) announced August 29th, 2018, their new slogan, “That’s Independence You’re Tasting,” to promote independent craft beer brewers.

Now, if you don’t know who the Brewers Association is, they are not-for-profit trade association focused on all small and independent craft brewers. The new slogan brings a positive message...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 »

TN Craft Beer Magazine--Top 10 Beer Magazine

Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine was chosen as one of the Top 10 Best Beer Magazines on the Web by The beer magazines on the web were chosen based on web search and social metrics. It was ranked on the following specifications: google reputation and search ranking, influence and popularity...Read More »

Jackalope Brewing Company Opens Wedgewood-Houston Facility

Pic by: Jackalope Brewing

Jackalope Brewing Company opened their second location in Nashville, TN at 429B Houston Street, in the neighborhood of Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. Official opening was August 25th, it will house their production brewery, taproom, and private event space, also known as “The...Read More »

Pour Taste Releases The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails

By David T. Wingo

Long before founding Pour Taste in 2011, Jon and Lindsay Yeager were pioneers of elevated drinking in Music City. From their early days of restaurant menu consulting to developing E Harlow Pristine Tonic and Magnolia Bitters and heading up the Nashville Cocktail Festival,...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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...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...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...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 »

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...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 »

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...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...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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »

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...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 »

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 »


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 »

Fat Bottom Brewing launches in the Nations

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

Fat Bottom Brewery has finally opened in the Nations, on the west side of Nashville and it couldn’t come at a better time. The neighborhood is in the midst of a renaissance that most people...Read More »

Asgard: A Viking Brew Love Affair

This episode of Last Call brings us to Columbia, Tenn. and Asgard Brewing Company. Asgard is one of the latest kvamas, err, arrivals, on the Tennessee craft beer scene. They intend to “craft beers worthy of Gods and Heroes!”

Nestled on a bluff overlooking the scenic Duck River in...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 »

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. introduces imperial porter made with Kentucky’s state fruit

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter is first of several new releases planned for 2017

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter will be available in stores beginning Feb. 6 in Kentucky and the following week in outside states.

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Over the past two months,...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 »

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 »

The Picnic Tap at Nashville Farmer's Market

Over the past couple of years, the Nashville Farmer’s Market has really concentrated on becoming a gathering spot for Middle Tennessee residents who are looking to shop for local products in a welcoming environment that also offers dining and drinking options. In addition to reconfiguring the market sheds...Read More »

Cigar City Brewing Company Announces Tennessee Distribution

TAMPA, FL & NASHVILLE, TN – Cigar City Brewing Company Announces Tennessee Distribution

Continued growth is on the horizon for Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing with 2017 kicking off with the addition of Tennessee to the brewery’s distribution network. This marks the first new state to receive deliveries of Cigar City’s...Read More »

Black Abbey Brewing Company's 4th 8 More Beers of Winter

Saturday February 4 marks The Black Abbey Brewing Company’s 4th 8 More Beers of Winter!Corsair Distillery

“The first Saturday of February we take down all our regular draft offerings and replace them with barrel-aged versions.” States Black Abbey Co-Founder Carl Meier.

“We have a lot...Read More »

Free the Hops ~ Huntsville Beer Week

Huntsville has surged ahead of the southeastern pack in the “craft beer” world. This is an event that you don’t want to miss! Local, Regional and National Craft Beer crafters come together to showcase their creations. A short trip from Nashville, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Birmingham and Memphis and a rewarding trip...Read More »

Tennessee Beer Run

Knoxville, TN – What better way to beat the winter doldrums than driving 1,400 miles visiting 76 breweries in just 21 days in a mini-bus?

Join us for the road trip of all road trips! You can learn about Tennessee’s craft brewing scene in just 21 days. There is no doubt...Read More »

Celebrate the lift on High-Gravity beer laws in Tennessee at The Casual Pint Franklin

Join us at The Casual Pint in Franklin TN this Friday  January 6th 2017 to celebrate the lift on High-Gravity beer laws in Tennessee ! The Casual Pint will have a generous offering of hard to find, high-octane beers with $1 off High-grav beers, 1/2 off Low-Grav beers and $1...Read More »

Schlafly Beer Introduces a New Series: From The Ibex Cellar

ST. LOUIS; December 20, 2016)—Schlafly Beer introduces today a new, premium series for 2017: From The Ibex Cellar. The new collection, over a year and a half in the making, will feature six bold hand-crafted beers from the Ibex Cellar, the exclusive room beneath the historic...Read More »

Tickets on Sale for the Music Box Ball Drop 2017

NYE party with live original music Featuring artist Ben Stugell, Mindy McQ, Molly Rocket and other fresh artists to hit the stage. Starting at midnight dance the night away while DJ Connect spins us into 2017! Ticket price includes tasty hors d’oeuvre, wine, craft beer and...Read More »

Rock Bottom's new release coming soon "Hemped and Confused + Tunes for Tots NYE !

Rock Bottom Nashville is mirroring Widespread Panic’s fundraising for “Tunes for Tots” They will be donating 10% of every pint sold to “Toys for tots” for the entire day of 12/29/16

Rock Bottom also has a new release coming soon. “Hemped and Confused” American Pale Ale is brewed...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 »

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 »

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...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 »

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 »

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...Read 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 »

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...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 »

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...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 »

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...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...Read More »

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 »

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...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 »

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 »

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 »

Best of Show Brewery Type Entry Name
1st Highlands Brewing German Pils Pilsner
2nd Elkmont Exchange American Light Lager Light Lager
3rd Hutton & Smith Wee Heavy Wee Heavy Metal
Honorable Mention Depot Street Brewing