Friday, November 21, 2014

Nashville BrewPost Delivers Homebrewing Subscription Service

Brewing your first batch of beer at home can be a daunting task, but now with the help of a local startup, you'll be sipping your first homebrew in no time.  After falling in love with the craft a few years ago, Michael Krewson decided to launch Nashville BrewPost, a subscription service that allows customers to brew one gallon batches (Approximately 10 bottles) of beer at home.

The concept is simple.  Customers pick a kit, recipe, and style, and they are delivered to your doorstep each month.  Each recipe was meticulously created by Krewson, and customers may choose a "hoppy" or "malty" recipe each month.

The kit includes all of the equipment that you need to brew your first batch of beer, and currently costs $60, while the recipe ingredients are sent each month at a cost of $15.  If you're interested giving homebrewing a try, visit Nashville BrewPost's website here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Help Fund Mill Creek Brewing Company

Time is running out for Mill Creek Brewing Company's opportunity to raise money on Kickstarter.com to launch their brewery in Nolensville, Tennessee.  Their Kickstarter campaign ends tomorrow, November 5, and they have $47,725 to go until they reach their total goal of $110,000.  Last week we had the opportunity to meet with Mill Creek's founder / brewmaster, Chris Going as well as sample two of their beers and there are a few things about Mill Creek Brewing Company that you should know:

1. Their Beer Is Fantastic
We sampled Hopscotch (Session IPA) and Lil Darlin (Wheat Beer), both of which were easy drinkers, but packed with flavor.  Hopscotch had an overwhelming amount of tropical fruit and citrus in the nose as well as the front end with a light pine flavor on the finish.  It was very crisp and clean, and not overly sweet.  Lil Darlin was light, wheaty, and had some nice citrus flavor as well.  It reminded us of a more robust alternative to Blue Moon, but a more sessionable alternative to Bell's Oberon.

2. Plan To Can
Who doesn't love cans?  Cans are great.  I mean, they can go anywhere, they don't break, and they keep light out.  Not only does Mill Creek Brewing Company have plans to can, but they plan to can as soon as possible.  That means you'll be able to find their beer on the shelves of your grocery store in no time.

3. Where Is Nolensville?
Look Nashville, we get it.  There is so much going on in our fair city that we often forget about our neighboring towns.  Nolensville is about 20 miles away in Williamson County and is home to the original Martin's BBQ.

Head over to Mill Creek Brewing Company's Kickstarter page here, and be sure to show your support!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Turtle Anarchy To Open West Nashville Facility

Franklin, Tennessee's Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company has leased a 28,000 square foot space in West Nashville's The Nations neighborhood at 5901 California Ave.  The new brewing facility is expected to open in early 2015 with a taproom planned at a later date.  The original taproom and brewing facility in Franklin will continue to stay in operation.

Turtle Anarchy's new space will be shared with a sister company, Southern Anarchy Alchemy, a cooperative packaging business that will offer canning and bottling to local breweries as well as leasing kegs.

For more information about Turtle Anarchy, visit their website here.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

TailGate Beer Opens New Taproom In West Nashville

In July we reported that California-based brewery, TailGate Beer had moved their operations to Nashville, and had big plans to open a facility at 7300 Charlotte Pike.  Today at noon, TailGate Beer opened their tasting room for business for the first time.  They will be open tonight until 10 PM for those that would like to experience their new space, though moving forward, it will be open seven days a week (M-F 3-9 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM - 10 PM).

The new taproom features twenty taps for onsite consumption or growlers to go - Of the beers featured are TailGate's year round offering, limited offerings, and guest brews by local breweries.  Their website boasts that every Nashville brewery has one beer on tap. 

For more information about TailGate beer and their tasting room, visit their website here.

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!