Middle Tennessee

Holiday Market & Beer Release Party

The Holidays are finally here! Smith & Lentz Brewing in Nashville is hosing their Holiday Market & Beer Release Party on December 14th from 5pm-10pm!

They will be tapping their Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout. This stout from last December was added to an Eagle Rare bourbon barrel, and is now...Read More »

Trick or Treat: Halloween Events in Tennessee

Featured Photo Credit: TailGate Brewing

Looking to treat yourself? It’s Wednesday, and it’s Halloween! Nashville, Cleveland, and Chattanooga have places you can get your spook on!


TailGate Brewery: Halloween Bash

Boo! Come hang out at the brewery and trick or treat for beer!
Our party is free to enter and is family...Read More »

Donate Candy to U.S. Troops & Veterans

Sedona Taphouse will be a collection site for the Soldiers’ Angels, Treats for Troops program. All candy collected will be for the Treats for Troops Halloween Candy drive to be distributed to deployed service members around the world or to veterans in VA hospitals across the country. Guests can donate...Read More »

Weekend 4: Oktoberfest & Halloween events in Tennessee

Featured photo credit: Jackalope Brewing Co.

The last weekend of October is finally here! Go out and enjoy some of the Halloween and the last of Oktoberfest festivities near you.

Halloween Bash-Kingsport, TN October 27th @ 6PM

Come out for a night of fun at Tri-Cities largest Halloween party Saturday October...Read More »

Weekend 3: Fall/Halloween/Oktoberfest in Tennessee

Featured photo credit: Tennessee Beer & Wine Festival

Weekend 3 is here in Tennessee. We don’t have only Oktoberfests, but events for Fall & Halloween! Check out the list of events you could be attending this weekend.

9th Annual TN Beer & Wine Festival-Nashville, TN October 20, 2018

Nashville’s Premier...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 »

Weekend 2: Oktoberfest in Tennessee

Featured photo credit: Nashville Oktoberfest

The second weekend of Oktoberfest has arrived in Tennessee! Here are some of the events for Oktoberfest that are happening around you this weekend!

Ober at Gatlinburg Oktoberfest-Gatlinburg, TN September 21 to Oct. 28, 2018

A festival will be held for Ober Gatlinburg, a Bavarian-style...Read More »

Weekend 1: Oktoberfest In Tennessee

First weekend of October has arrived in Tennessee. Do you have any plans for the weekend? Here are some Oktoberfest events happening across the state.

Ober at Gatlinburg Oktoberfest-Gatlinburg, TN September 21 to Oct. 28, 2018

A festival will be held for Ober Gatlinburg, a Bavarian-style with food such...Read More »

Von Elrod's Oktoberfest

Von Eldrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House and JRC Live are hosting the inaugural Vontoberfest October 5-7th. This event will have tons of live music on two stages, German fare, giveaways, 10 bars, Bavarian food, big ass steins of beer, costume contests, and more! Make yourself VIP for more exclusive...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 »

New Menu for Gray & Dudley at 21c Musuem Hotel by Executive Chef Rob Newton

Photo Credit: Gray & Dudley; Executive Chef Rob Newton

Nashville’s 21c Museum Hotel, award-winning boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and restaurant group, are vamping up their new menu by Rob Newton, executive chef of Gray & Dudley.

Newton, originally from Arkansas, has lived and worked...Read More »

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 »

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 »

Nashville Predators & Carolina Hurricanes Team Up for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

The Nashville Predators are in partnership with the Carolina Hurricanes, FOX Sports Tennessee, and FOX Sports Carolinas to work together to support relief efforts in North Carolina for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. On Tuesday, September 25th, the first televised preseason game in franchise history will be...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 »

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 »

Nashville-Area Fights Back Against Tariffs

Featured photo credit: TariffsHurt.com

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 »

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 »

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 »

George Dickel Porch Sessions Returns with Lucie Silvas to Cascade Hollow Distillery

No plans for Saturday night? Want a chance to enjoy good music, award-winning Tennessee whisky, beautiful scenery, and amazing food? Join George Dickel Porch Session at the Cascade Hollow Distillery on September 8th, 2018, to listen to Lucie Silvas.

Lucie Silva’s featured album E.G.O.Read More »

Music City Food + Wine Festival Returns September 14-16, 2018

The Sixth Annual Music City Food + Wine Festival announced their return to Nashville on September 14-16, 2018. This year, Carla Hall, Andrew Zimmern, and Anne Burrell, to name a few, join the festivities from the amazing lineup with an addition of acclaimed chefs Billy Durney, Matt Hyland, & Graydon...Read More »

Blackstone Brewing Company's Annual Oktoberfest

Everything and all things German is coming to Nashville in October at Blackstone Brewing Company.  Back again is their annual Oktoberfest being held at the taproom! Dress in your best lederhosen or dirndel for the festivities. There will be plenty of traditional German food, music, games, and of course, beer!...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 »

Bikers Who Care host Downtown Commons Oktoberfest

The Bikers Who Care Organization (BCW) will host Downtown Commons Oktoberfest for its inaugural year in Clarksville, Tennessee. The event will be held at Downtown Commons on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 2-10pm. Bring out your favorite German/Bavarian costume from the back of your closet to make it your must...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 »

In The Rounds

The songwriters of Nashville publishing company Carnival Music find common ground with honchos at Yazoo Brewing at Music Row beer summit.


One thing songwriters Marla Cannon-Goodman, Derik Hultquist, Jedd Hughes, Mando Saenz and Hailey Whitters — five of the flagship tunesmiths on the roster of independent Nashville publishing company...Read More »

Redneck Riveria

By: Shane Gibbs

When most people think about the good ol’ U.S. of A, they think about baseball and mom’s fresh apple
pie but there are others, like me, who think about beer and country music and for that we are
“unapologetically patriotic”. Josh Romaker of Star Spangled Brewing Company out...Read More »

Hap & Harry’s, Kings of Leon Collaborate on Revelry Amber Ale

Nashville, TN – Sept. 6, 2017…… 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 on draft in...Read More »

Dave Mustaine Profile

by Chris Chamberlain

As a founding member of Metallica and the frontman for the heavy metal band Megadeth, Dave Mustaine has definitely done his share of hard partying. But now, sitting on the back porch of his quiet Williamson County horse farm, it’s apparent that he has...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »

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...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 »


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...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

"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 »


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 »

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...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 »


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...Read More »


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 »


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...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...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 »

Bitchin's Kitchens ~ Homegrown Taproom and Marketplace

Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace opened its doors last year in an unassuming strip mall in Donelson, bringing local and regional craft beer and food to the expanding neighborhood 15-minutes East of downtown Nashville. With a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, Homegrown has quickly become a neighborhood hangout for locals...Read More »

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

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

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 »

Do They Serve Beer in Heaven? ~ Matt McCloskey

Matt McCloskey partnered with Bounty Bev and Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine to film the footage for his new song in a warehouse filled with pallet after pallet of some of the best American craft beer in Nashville.

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