South Tennessee

Albright Grove Brewing Company Celebrates Grand Opening On Sutherland Avenue

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Craft beer lovers have another reason to cheer with a new brewery and tasting room opening next week in Knoxville. Albright Grove Brewing Company, located in the old Wildwood Gallery building next to River Sports Outfitters on Sutherland Avenue, will celebrate its grand opening on August 22,...Read More »

Tennessee Championship of Beer

Tennessee Championship of Beer

Brewery of the Year: Hutton& Smith, Chattanooga TN


Best of Show Entries

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Jackalope Brewing Company Announces Distribution Throughout East Tennessee

Jackalope Brewing Company is happy to announce the launch of distribution throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville and the Tri-Cities.  

Jackalope built a new production brewery in Nashville last year, after outgrowing their original location (which they still maintain for small batch brewing). “One of the major goals in building our...Read More »

Memphis Made Launches Exciting New Beer

Memphis Made Brewing Co. is excited to announce a new offering which will change the beer landscape on an international level. The Midtown brewery is releasing Firesidarita this week, building on the success of their flagship amber ale, Fireside and adding the festive excitement of a margarita. The company has...Read More »

Regional homebrewers compete for $10,000 at inaugural Hoppy Possum: Southern Brewers Cup

Regional homebrewers compete for $10,000 at inaugural

Hoppy Possum: Southern Brewers Cup



JOHNSON CITY, TN – The first ever Hoppy Possum: Southern Brewers Cup will take place September 28th at TVA Credit Union Ballpark in Johnson City, TN. Hoppy Possum’s mission is to showcase homebrew culture...Read More »

Palmetto Brewing Co. Unveils Fresh Look & New Beers

South Carolina’s oldest brewery, Palmetto Brewing Co., has introduced a completely new look. After celebrating 25 continuous years in business last fall, the company has updated their iconic branding with a new logo that integrates the text-based script and the Palmetto tree icon into a unified badge. In addition to...Read More »

DESTIHL Releases 2019 Beer Calendar

NORMAL, IL 12/17/18 -A new WiLD SOUR SERIESTMseasonal, innovative DeadHead®IPA Series releases and a tropical blonde ale loaded with fruit are just a sample of DESTIHL Brewery’s incredible 2019 lineup. 
“Since opening our new production brewery in May 2017 and especially throughout this past year, we have utilized our pilot...Read More »

10 (Last Minute) Gifts for Craft Beer Lovers

By David Nelson, Guest Author

If you are like me then you methodically checked your list,picked out presents, and wrapped them early. Then you realized you completely forgot that key person in your life you just have to give a gift! Then you remember they have a passion and love for...Read More »

"All-Tennessee" Grain Beer


Ambitious Initiative to Make Brewery Industry Agriculturally Self-Sustaining in Tennessee

Press Release by: Paul Lindsley//Photo Credit: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Brew Works, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee State Parks and Batey Farms today announce a multi-year brewing initiative to bring “barley back to Tennessee,”...Read More »

"Brewdolf the Hop-Nosed Reindeer" Perfect Gift for Craft Beer Lovers

The Perfect Gift for the Craft Beer Lover in your Life

Press Release: David Nelson

JOHNSON CITY, TN: The season of finding the perfect gift, possibly even last-minute, just became a little bit easier for the craft beer lover in your life. Local entrepreneur, and now author, David Nelson, of...Read More »

TN Breweries Brew Together for California Wildfire Victims

The deadliest fire in California history has nation’s breweries collaborating together to brew beer to raise funds. Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine had announced a few of the Tennessee breweries who declared to join the efforts to help brew ‘Resilience IPA’, a recipe beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company out of...Read More »

3rd Annual Beer Marketing and Tourism Conference in Idaho

Press release from: Ryan Newhouse

The Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference (BMTC) provides timely information about the important and growing functions of beer marketing and beer tourism that you can bring home to both grow and improve your local offerings. It provides a forum for meeting your fellow leaders in the beer marketing and tourism industry....Read More »

First National Craft Hard Seltzer from Oskar Blues Brewery

Oskar Blues is set to launch the first national craft hard seltzer with Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water. Wild Basin will be crafted and canned at Oskar Blues’ Longmont, CO, facility that utilizes water from the St. Vrain River to create a clean, pure liquid from its Rocky Mountain origin.

Wild...Read More »

The Love's Not Fadin' Away! American Beauty has Returned!

Dogfish Head & the Grateful Dead reunite in 2019 for the much-anticipated collaboration beer, American Beauty. The synergistic union brings fans a pale ale that shares name with the popular 1970 Grateful Dead album, American Beauty, featuring hits, “Friend of the Devil,” “Sugar Magnolia,” and “Truckin’.” A band known for...Read More »

Cigar City Brewing Announce Hunahpu's Day 2019

Cigar City Brewing announces the ticket sales for Hunahpu’s Day 2019, a premier craft beer festival in the Southeast U.S. and once-yearly release of their Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. The Tenth Annual Hunahpu’s Day will be on March 9th, 2019, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Tickets include unlimited beer...Read More »

Avery Brewing Company's White Rascal 16er

Avery Brewing Company’s #1 selling White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale will be available in 16 oz cans! The 16-ounce cans will be called their 16ers, a nod to Colorado and its 53 peaks over 14,000ft called 14ers.

A flagship beer and silver medal winner in the Belgian Witbier category at the...Read More »

TN Breweries Brew Fundraiser Beer 'Resilience Butte County Proud IPA'

Sierra Nevada announced the production of their beer, ‘Resilience Butte County Proud IPA’ for their Camp Fire Relief Fund to support those impacted by The Camp Fire. They sent invites to breweries from across the United States to see if they would be willing to do the same. Sierra Nevada...Read More »

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 »

TN Brew Works x George Dickel TN Whisky Collab Again!

Photo Credit: TN Brew Works

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky and Tennessee Brew Works have collaborated again to release TN Brew Works’ 2018 Vintage TENN. NO. 12 Imperial Porter aged in George Dickel No. 12 whisky barrels. This is an approaching midnight black color with...Read More »

The 7th Annual Preds & Pins

The 7th Annual Preds & Pins Bowling Tournament will take place on December 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm to benefit the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund. The public is invited to have a full night of bowling at the Hermitage Strike & Spare, joined by Nashville Predators players, coaches, VIPs, and everyone’s favorite...Read More »

We are Thankful for Craft Beer

Thanksgiving is here. What beers did we choose to drink this year? Here are some that you can try even after all that turkey and pumpkin pie.

Photo Credit: TN Brew Works


TN Brew Works–Country Roots:

An American Stout from Nashville. This 5.5% ABV is...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 »

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 »

Chattanooga Brew Ruck Challenge

Do you enjoy hiking/rucking and craft beer? The Rugged Ruckers, Chattanooga’s official GORUCK ruck club is hosting the Chattanooga Brew Ruck Challenge (CBRC) on December 1st for participants who are ready to take on the challenge.

The CBRC is a 21 and older event consisting of rucking (aka: hiking with weight)...Read More »

Schlafly Beer's Tasmanian IPA

Featured photo credit: Schlafly Beer

Looking for a new beer to try? Schlafly Beer has a limited release beer with a new look. The Tasmanian IPA ( 7.2% ABV, 65 IBU), is a golden IPA with Australian Galaxy hops, balanced bitterness, and tropical notes throughout. An easily drinkable beer filled with...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 »

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 »

Fulton Beer Brings Back Limited Edition IPA

Minnesota’s Fulton Beer is bringing back their popular, limited release, New England-style IPA, Specter, on November 1st. Available in kegs, 4-pack cans, and draught.

This is the first time Specter will be available to wholesalers, retailers, and consumers in all regions of the United States by markets that sell and service...Read More »

Seasoned Sunday: Sausage and Beer at Wedge Oak Farm

Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine and Wedge Oak Farm are hosting “Seasoned Sunday: Sausage and Beer” at Wedge Oak Farm, just off I-40 near Lebanon, on Sunday, November 11th from 12-5. Seasoned Sunday was born from the friendship between Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine Editor in Chief David Wingo and...Read More »

Brewing Up for Charity

By Art Whitaker

Many homebrewers like to serve their beer at festivals, and while many festivals allowed homebrew to be served at their festivals before July 2015, it was a grey...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 »

Twenty-Two Years of Experience at Smoky Mountain Brewery

By Josh Sales

Mike Chase decided to pioneer craft beer in the shadows of the Appalachian Mountains in East Tennessee. He originally bought the Cooper Cellar with a group of friends in 1975.

In 1996 the Copper Cellar family, who also own Smoky Mountain Brewery, was looking...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 »

Changing Lives One Brew at a Time

The Brewing and Distilling Center

By Rob Shomaker, Certified Cicerone®

Brandon Snodgrass stands tall beside the 7-barrel brewhouse at Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop, Washington. Brandon is one of two assistant brewers who make up a team of...Read More »

Let's Talk Beer

MadTree builds community in Tennessee.

By Joe Easton

At MadTree Brewing, they live by the mantra “beer builds community and community builds beer.”

Most craft breweries follow a similar mindset as they look to engage their local community...Read More »

Home Brewed, Home Built

Geezers Brewing Company offers unique craft beers straight from Knoxville

By George Talley

Geezers Brewing has a message for you: “Shut up, and drink.” Printed boldly on the side of each of their kegs, it reflects an unembellished approach to beer.

Geezers has three...Read More »

Spotlight: Ciders of Tennessee

Long Road Cider

Get to know Tennessee’s first active cidery

By Jeff Hulett

Did you know that just down the way from Memphis you can find Tennessee’s first active cidery? That’s right. After two address changes and countless hours on the phone with every government office...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 »

Elkmont Exchange

Charcuterie boards and unique pours

By Jill Thompson

Photos Courtesy of Elkmont Exchange

Elkmont Exchange Brewery and Eating House is something new, something adventurous. Whether it is through their charcuterie program or their sour beer lineup, they have...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 »

Only Drink the Best


Craft beer is all about flavor. If your goal is to get “plastered,” there are plenty of less expensive and quicker options. You are drinking craft beer because you want more from your beer than just alcohol, but what “more” is supposed to...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 »

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 »

Cooper-Young Beerfest Draws Record Numbers

Featured photo credit: Cooper-Young Beerfest

The 9th Annual Cooper-Young Beerfest has attracted a record number of regional brewers to raise funds for the Cooper-Young Community Association.

This event will take place on Saturday, October 20th, 1pm-5pm, and will have 37 regional breweries and two home-brew clubs, located in the Midtown Autowerks parking...Read More »

Memphis Learning Garden

Big Green Memphis is accepting applications for their Learning Garden. The Big Green has built 122 Learning Gardens in Memphis and is giving the opportunity for schools to grow their own food and connect school communities to the real food movement.

The Learning Garden is an edible garden and an outdoor...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 »

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.


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 »

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 »

Blocktoberfest 2018!

Blocktoberfest is being held this year on October 6th, 2018, 1:00pm-5:00pm at The Well, 272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York, by the NYC Brewers Guild.

Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine will be there enjoying the festivities occurring this year. There is more than 35 breweries in the five boroughs of New York...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 »

Memphis Made Brewing Canning "Junt"

Memphis Made Brewing is releasing another year-round beer to add to their collection of cans, while also updating their first regularly-canned offering.

The Midtown brewery is releasing their canned brew called, Junt, a delicately-hopped cream ale made to be easy drinking. They will be released in 12 oz cans throughout Shelby...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fall is Here, Spice it Up with Punkin Ale by Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s Punkin Ale is back once again! This ale first released in 1995, and is now one of the best-selling pumpkin beers in the United States. The Punkin Ale is at a 7% ABV, full-bodied brown ale, and is now available on taps and shelves in a...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 »

Unibroue Celebrates 25 Years with Black Forest Cake Ale

Uniboure celebrates their 25th anniversary with a  limited release beer in the United States, Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire “Black Forest Cake Ale”, in early October.

Ale Gâteau Forêt-Noire is their new Beligian-style dark specialty ale that “brings the cake” to the anniversary party. Bringing out the true essence of a classic Black...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival--September 22 & 23, 2018

Photo Credit: Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

The fourth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will be held in Franklin, Tennessee, September 22 & 23, 2018. Music lovers can buy passes for the two day event. Some passes have already sold out for the...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 »

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 »

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective Announces First Cross-Brewery Mixed 12-Pack

Published by: Kim Stanley from CANarchy Craft Brewery

Longmont, CO, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective announces the release of CANarchy Mixed Pack, VOL.1, that will consist of compilation of 12 greatest hits.

CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective was founded in 2015 to collaborate with like-minded brewers to bring quality and innovative flavors to beer...Read More »

Memphis Made Brewing hosting "Plunge to Expunge"

Published by: Kim Stanley

Memphis Made Brewing is hosting “Plunge to Expunge”, Thursday, August 30th, from 5:30pm-8pm to team up with justice advocacy group, Just City, to help qualified people expunge their criminal records.

Comedian Katrina Coleman will MC the event while guests can dunk the dunkees, whom include: One Family Memphis...Read More »

Ten Fidy Imperial Stout Makes Supermassive Return August 31st

Published by: Kim Stanley from Oskar Blues Brewery

Longmont, CO–Oskar Blues announces the return of their Ten Fidy Imperial Stout.

Oskar Blues Brewery was founded over 20 years ago in Lyons, Colorado, and launched one of their most renown beers, Dale’s Pale Ale, which is the nation’s #2 top-selling craft can...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 »

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 »

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 »

Pilgrimage Foundation Resonates Year Round Throughout Williamson County

By David T. Wingo

Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival has brought good vibes, world class music, and big crowds to Franklin’s Harlinsdale Park, since 2015. But of all the festival’s accolades and accomplishments, co-founder W. Brandt Wood is most proud of The Pilgrimage Foundation, Pilgrimage’s non-profit entity...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 »


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.

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 »

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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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....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 »

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...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...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 »

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...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...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....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...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...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...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 »

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...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....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...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...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...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...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...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...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...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 »

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,...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

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

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.

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 »

Big Beach Brewing Company prepares for spring and summer crowds with change of hours on Feb. 27

The southernmost microbrewery in Alabama, Big Beach Brewing Company, will prepare for spring and summer crowds at the end of February with just a short four months of being open under their belt. The new local brewery opened up to the public in early October of 2016 with about...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 »

A Conversation with Dynamic Ale Artisans

Every year, there are several homebrew competitions that are held across the state. These competitions held in Memphis, Clarksville, Nashville, and Chattanooga make up the circuit where the medal winners are tabulated and the Tennessee Homebrewer of the year is awarded.

This issue we talked with the 2015 Tennessee Homebrewer or...Read More »

Congratulations to David Wingo! You’ve just won a $100 gift card to Mt. Juliet Market.

Travel correspondent, Melissa Corbin, headed to Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro last weekend in celebration of Ronni Lundy’s newest book, “Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes.” For those of you wondering, it’s pronounced- /‘vidls/. Chefs Shelley Cooper, Anna Bogle and Travis Milton prepared a feast of Appalachian fare...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 »

The Pour House Bistro + Wine Bar - Crossville, TN

Sometimes it pays to go off the beaten path. For those of us who seem to be keeping I-40 hot between three of Tennessee’s major cities, the interstate fare between those places can be uninspiring at best. If you’re willing to go a little further than the ring of...Read More »

Tasting notes from Black Belle from Blackstone Brewery

Blackstone Brewery has been working with Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery who creates the amazing creations of Belle Meade Bourbon. Blackstone has partnered with Nelson’s Green Brier to create a brew that is in “NO WAY FOR THE FAINT OF HEART”!

I wasn’t expecting what I found in the bottle. This beer...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 »

Anheuser-Busch ~ A Foundation of The Gateway City's Beer Culture

Like many of us, Budweiser was the first beer I ever drank. I didn’t initially care for it. Folks would say things like “you have to acquire a taste for it.” My knee jerk response was usually, “does that mean horse piss is an acquired taste?” Eventually, my recycle bin...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Old Forge Distillery

Before you start snickering about East Tennessee genealogy, Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge is indeed owned by two couples who happen to be siblings and in-laws. Laurie Faulkner and Chris Blanton are brother and sister who have invested in the distillery with the respective spouses, Craig Faulkner...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 »

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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