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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Nashville's Top 5 Beers For Summer

Summer is in full swing and it's certainly warming up out there.  Luckily for us, there are plenty of refreshing beers that are brewed locally to keep us quenched.  We put together a list of some of our favorite beers for hot summer day and hope that you'll join us on Twitter and Facebook to discuss which beers keep you refreshed during the dog days of summer!

BLACKBERRY FARM - CLASSIC SAISON

East Tennessee's infamous Blackberry Farm has recently begun distributing their beer to Nashville.  Previously, it was only available locally at Sean Brock's Husk and demanded a lofty price of $30 a bottle.  Luckily, the bottles can now be found at retail for around $12.99 which is a worthy price for this deliciously refreshing Classic Saison.  Blackberry Farm won a James Beard award for their wine program in 2014, and their beer program has been rapidly gaining attention in their own right.

This beer is currently available in 750 ml bottles.  Look for it at select retail locations or at fine dining establishments.

YAZOO BREWING COMPANY - SUMMER

Nashville's beloved Yazoo Brewing Company has really set the bar high with this traditional gose.  The beer is light and refreshing with some nice lemony-tartness, slight saltiness, and plenty of tangerine-citrus-like flavor.  This is an easy drinker that provides plenty of interesting flavor without being too heavy.

Yazoo Summer is available in cans or on draft.


MILL CREEK BREWING COMPANY - LIL DARLIN

One of Middle Tennessee's newest breweries, Mill Creek Brewing Company, is the first brewery to do business from Nolensville, TN - a small town south-east of Nashville.  Their facility wont open until the fall, but you can currently try their first beer, Lil Darlin, on tap around town.  It is a very bright and refreshing citrus wheat beer that is sure to be a hit with fans of Bell's Oberon.

Lil Darlin is available on draft only.  Look for it at your favorite bar or growler filling station.

JACKALOPE BREWING COMPANY - ROMPO

While Jackalope's Rompo is brewed year round and isn't technically a summer beer, it is a beer that is perfect for summer... Especially now that it is available in cans!  This red rye ale has nice fruity esters and a crisp malt body.  It's a light and refreshing option for a hot day, and is perfect for those who aren't a huge fan of hoppy beer.

Jackalope Rompo is available on draft or in 12 oz cans.


HONKYTONK BREWING COMPANY - WEST COAST IPA

HonkyTonk Brewing Company have recently opened in Metro Center, where they have been pumping out some quality beer.  Their West Coast IPA has been a favorite of ours as it is one of the first IPAs brewed locally that packs a HUGE amount of tropical and citrus hop flavor.

This beer is available on draft only.  Look for it at your favorite bar, or drop by HonkyTonk's taproom at 240 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37214.


Tennessee is home to plenty of refreshing beers.  What is your favorite local summer beer?  Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!


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