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.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Drink Beer For Clean Water

We believe that the only thing better than drinking a fresh local beer is drinking a fresh local beer for a good cause.  This Friday, the Harpeth River Watershed Association is partnering with Little Harpeth Brewing and Cumberland Transit on West End to raise money to protect the scenic Harpeth River and ensure safe and clean water for Tennessee.  Here are the details:

WHEN: Friday, July 18 From 6-9 PM
WHERE: Cumberland Transit on West End

 $10 gets you three beers from Little Harpeth Brewing and the proceeds go to Harpeth River Watershed Association.

Friday, July 4, 2014

California Brewery Moves To Nashville

San Diego, California-based brewery, TailGate Beer, has announced that they have moved their operations to Nashville.  While currently working from a temporary location in Metrocenter, TailGate Beer plans to open a brewery in West Nashville.  There future home is located at 7300 Charlotte Pike in a 16,000 square foot building on 7.3 acres that was once home to a Moose Lodge.  The new space will feature a beer hall, picnic, tailgate, and event space, as well as an acoustic outdoor concert venue, a hop garden, and murals by local artists.  The outdoor space is slated for a soft opening in August with indoor venues coming later.  Currently, their beer is brewed at their temporary space, as well as at Mihas Craft Brewery in Wisconsin where it is canned.  It may be found at Frugal McDougal’s, Midtown, Filling Station locations, and Mapco stores thanks to a new partnership with local distributor, Ajax Turner.  Kegs should arrive at local bars soon and their beer will be available across the state of Tennessee in the next few months.

For more information about TailGate Beer, visit their website here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Changes To Tennessee's Alcohol Laws Take Effect Today

Some new changes involving the sale of beer are taking effect today s part of the Wine-In-Grocery Stores Bill and High Gravity Beer Bill.  Here's what you need to know:

- Liquor stores can now sell low gravity beer (-6.25% ABV) and other items, "Related to or incidental to the use, consumption, dispensing, or storage of alcoholic beverages, together with merchandise and supplies related to special events or parties."  That includes glassware, ice trays, snacks, and more.

- Liquor stores can now fill growlers... including high gravity beer (+6.25% ABV).  Red Dog Wine & Spirits in Franklin, TN and Craft Brewed in Nashville have both begun filling growlers with high gravity beer today.

- Also for the first time today, breweries can serve their high gravity offerings at their taproom.  Yazoo will be tapping Sue - their imperial smoked porter - for the first time today.

- By law, liquor stores must check everyone's ID when purchasing alcohol as of today.

- While portions of the Wine-In-Grocery Stores Bill are rolling out today, wine will not be available in grocery stores until July 1, 2016 pending voter approval in local referendums.  Additionally, any grocery store within 500 feet of a liquor store will have to wait to sell wine until July 1, 2017.

- While breweries are able sell their high gravity offerings today as part of the High Gravity Beer Bill, the definition of high gravity beer will not change from 5% ABW (6.25 ABV) to 8% AVW (10% ABV) until January 1, 2017.

We'll keep you posted as changes continue to occur.  Make sure that you follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date.  Also, please note that we will be making some revisions to the site to accommodate all of the changes; please bear with us in the mean time!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fat Bottom Brewing Hosts Can Release Party

East Nashville's first brewery, Fat Bottom, has begun canning their brews and they're throwing a party to celebrate.  Tomorrow you'll have the opportunity to get your hands on some of their 16 oz cans, hear some live music, and indulge in drink specials and great food.  Things kick off at noon and will feature music from Runner of the Woods, Shy Guy, and Andy Ferro of Ranch Ghost.

For more information, visit the event page here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Craft Beer Week 2014 Launches In Nashville

It's Craft Beer Week in Nashville y'all!  Get out and support your favorite local bars and breweries by participating in the countless amount of events going on this week.  The full schedule is posted here and features everything from beer dinners, special tappings, beer samples, and more!

What event are you most looking forward to?  Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!