Monday, October 20, 2014

Goose Island Migrates To Nashville

Chicago's mega-brewery, Goose Island, will be in Nashville this week celebrating their Migration Week promotion.  They will be hosting a slew of events including tastings, tap takeovers, underground rap concerts, and more - Get ready to party!  Here's a quick rundown of what's going on this week:

Tuesday - 10/21 - Tap Takeover At Flying Saucer: 6 - 9 PM

Wednesday - 10/22 - Sampling At Craft Brewed: 4 - 7 PM
Wednesday - 10/22 - Tap Takeover At Hurry Back: 6 - 8 PM
Wednesday - 10/22 - Goose Island Presents Run The Jewels At Exit In: 8 - 12 PM

Thursday 10/23 - Sampling At Red Dog Wine & Spirits: 4 - 7 PM

Thursday 10/23 - Blackhawks vs. Predators Tap Takeover At 312 Pizza: 6 - 10 PM

We'll be out at a couple of these events and will keep you posted of happenings via social media.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter & Facebook!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nashville Craft Beer Weekend Roundup

Ever spent the entire weekend wishing that there was something to do?  Well, you wont have that problem this weekend.  There will be plenty to do, and plenty to drink!  Here's a quick overview of some things to do this weekend...

Musicians Corner Oktoberfest
One of the most common questions we hear from people visiting Nashville is, "Where can I see live music and enjoy local beer?"  There isn't always a perfect answer, but there is now... Musicians Corner is a free concert series in their fifth year of providing free music to the Nashville community at Centennial Park, and this weekend they are celebrating Oktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday with beer from Yazoo, Turtle Anarchy, Mayday, Blue Pants, and even Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider.  The music lineup on Saturday features The Delta Saints, The Vespers, Kink Ador, and Twin Forks (A new band fronted by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional fame).  Sunday includes music from Chris Stapleton, Steve Moakler, Magnolia Sons, & Mickey Guyton.  For more information, visit Musicians Corner's website here.

The Tennessee Beer Festival
The Tennessee Beer Festival returns to Nashville this Saturday and will be located at the historical Two Rivers Mansion in Donelson.  It will feature 34+ breweries, 90+ beers, free parking, and more.  The event is $35 advance / $45 at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit The Tennessee Beer Festivals website here.

Yazoo Goes To Eleven
Nashville's beloved brewery, Yazoo Brewing Company, is turning eleven years old (Hard to believe, right?)!  They will be celebrating in style this Saturday from 12-10 PM at their brewery with a screening of This Is: Spinal Tap as well as "After Dark" Tours, Food Trucks, Giveaways, and more.  For more information, see their announcement here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nashville's Craft Beer News Weekly Roundup

Well folks, it's been a busy week and we have a few things to report.  Make sure to read to the bottom for a chance to win free tickets to The Tennessee Beer Festival!

Yazoo Brewing Company Wins Medal At GABF
Every year breweries from all over the country visit Denver, Colorado for The Great American Beer Festival and compete for a coveted medal - Yes, kind of like the olympics, but for beer.  Yazoo Brewing Company made Nashville proud by picking up a bronze metal for their Embrace The Funk series beer "Cherry Deux Rouges" in the Wood- And Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Category.  Yazoo has previously won medals for their "Hefeweizen" as well as their Imperial Smoked Porter, "Sue."

Mill Creek Brewing Launches Kickstarter Campaign
Another local brewery is in the works - This time in Nolensville, Tennessee!  Chris Going, a longtime home brewer, has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds to get his brewery off the ground.  The brewery will initially offer four, "no frills," beers: A wheat beer, farmhouse ale, german lager, and an IPA.  Visit their Kickstarter page for more details and to back their project.

The Picnic Tap Is Now Serving Beer At The Nashville Farmers Market
Add beer to your list of things to pick up at the farmers market thanks to the new opening of The Picnic Tap!  With fifteen taps of mostly local and regional craft beer, The Picnic Tap is now serving on-premise pints and growlers to go.

Alabama's Back Forty Begins Distributing to Nashville
Another Alabama brewery, Back Forty Beer Company has begun distributing their beer to Nashville!  They have been named one of the top eight places to visit in Alabama by Garden & Gun Magazine, and in 2010 took home a silver medal from the Great American Beer Festival for their Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale.

The Tennessee Beer Festival Ticket Giveaway
We are giving away two tickets to The Tennessee Beer Festival this evening at 5 PM!  More details can be found here.  Best of luck!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Win Tickets To The Tennessee Beer Festival

Do you like beer festivals?  Sure you do!  Would you like to win a free pair of tickets to The Tennessee Beer Festival?  Of course you would!

The Tennessee Beer Festival returns to Nashville on October 18 at the historical Two Rivers Mansion in Donelson and will feature 34+ breweries, 90+ beers, free parking, and more!  We are thrilled to give away a pair of tickets two one lucky winner - Here's how to enter!

Visit our Twitter page and re-tweet the post advertising this contest.


Visit our Facebook page and share the post advertising this contest.


Both!  Each person may enter to win once on Facebook, as well as once on Twitter, though must follow both Nashville Beer Blog AND The Tennessee Beer Festival on the respective social media platform to be eligible:

Nashville Beer Blog:  Twitter  |  Facebook
The Tennessee Beer Festival:  Twitter  |  Facebook

A winner will be selected at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 10.  Best of luck!

1. Eligibility  The ‘Tennessee Beer Festival Ticket Giveaway’ Contest is open to legal residents in the state of Tennessee who are of twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Participants must follow Nashville Beer Blog and Tennessee Beer Festival on Twitter or Like Nashville Beer Blog and Tennessee Beer Festival on Facebook, and may submit up to two entrees per person (One per Twitter, and one per Facebook).

2. Agreement of Official Rules
Participation in the contest constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to contest rules which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with the Official Rules.


3. Contest Period The contest will begin Wednesday, October 8 at 10:00 AM and will conclude on October 10 at 5:00 PM.  Entrees submitted before or after the contest period will be disqualified.

4. Privacy The full names, email addresses, addresses, and / or phone numbers of participants will not be shared by Nashville Beer Blog or Tennessee Beer Fest with third parties.  Nashville Beer Blog and Tennessee Beer Fest both, however, share the right to use the first name and / or Twitter handle of winners.
5. Prize
Winners will be selected at random and will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Tennessee Beer Festival on October 18, 2014.

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Beer Pale Set To Open In Sylvan Park

Photo courtesy of Kristy Nelms.
Remember in January when we reported that a growler bar would be joining Sylvan Park in the old Hostess building on Charlotte Ave?  Well, we're happy to announce that The Beer Pale will be opening their doors for business on Monday, October 6.  Their lineup of 24 taps largely consists of local and regional brews which you can enjoy in pints, flights, or a growler to take home.  They also have a pretty extensive food menu which consists of baked & steamed sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and even a couple dessert options.  Their hours are 11 AM - 10 PM Sunday - Thursday, and 11 AM to 12 AM on Fridays & Saturdays.  Drop by and welcome them to the Nashville community and tell them that we sent you!

The Beer Pale is located at 4111 Charlotte Ave.  For more information visit their Facebook page here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Boscos Closes After Eighteen Years in Nashville

We're sad to report that Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. has closed their doors in Hillsboro Village after eighteen years of business.  The second oldest craft brewery in Nashville (After Blackstone) will now focus on a restaurant in Memphis called Boscos Squared along with a production brewery called Ghost River Brewing Company which sells beer through a local distributor in Memphis.  As Ghost River Brewing Company grows, co-owner Jerry Feinstone has expressed a desire to distribute to Nashville, though admits that they currently do no have the capacity to make enough beer to distribute outside of Memphis.  Boscos' locations in Memphis and Little Rock will remain open.  For details visit www.boscosbeer.com

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nashville Public Library Hosts Pints & Puppets

Looking to expand your horizons?  Interested in drinking beer for a good cause?  Well, here's your chance.  The Nashville Public Library Foundation is partnering with The Black Abbey Brewing Company and String City for a one-off evening of country music, local brews, and puppetry.... Yes, I said puppetry.

They're calling the event, “Pints and Puppets,” and it is the first public event in support of The Nashville Public Library Foundation's  “Write the Next Chapter” community campaign to raise money for the Nashville Public Library system.  The puppet performance will be put on by String City and will chronicle the history of country music and Nashville’s rise as Music City USA. The show features more than 80 marionettes, hand puppets, rod puppets and shadow puppets as it showcases music icons such as Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, George Strait, and Taylor Swift.

The event is
Thursday, July 24 at the Main Library. The evening will begin at 6 PM. with a reception featuring local brewery Black Abbey, and will be followed by acclaimed puppet show, String City, at 7 PM.  For more information, visit the event page here.