Many people may know Tennessee for their whiskey, but what they don’t know is that Tennessee is ripe for craft breweries. And the number of them appearing in the state is growing steadily. Here’s 6 of the must visit craft breweries if you’re in the area:
Yazoo Brewing Company
In 2003, Yazoo Brewing was founded by Brewmaster Linus Hall. Located in Nashville, it has won numerous awards at the Great American Beer Festival and was named “Best Microbrewery” by Nashville Scene in 2005. This popular brewery is known for its flagship beers namely Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Hefeweizen, Sly Rye Porter, Onward Stout, Hop Project IPA, Gerst, and Sue.
Blackstone Brewing Company
Established in 1994, Blackstone Brewing is the the oldest craft brewery in Nashville. Since opening, this brewery has become popular to beer fans and aficionados for their Core Brands as well as their seasonal brews and special releases. As a result of their commitment to provide excellent brews, Blackstone has won several awards at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.
Tennessee Brew Works
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Brew Works lives by it mantra of producing “finely tuned craft beer”. One of the favorite breweries in Nashville, it is known for its “Headliners” namely Southern Wit, Extra Easy, Cutaway IPA, Basil Ryeman and Country Roots. It also offers “Seasonal Gigs” and “Special Guest Appearances”.
Jackalope Brewing Company
Opened in 2011, Jackalope Brewing was founded by two friends who met in the village of St. Andrews in Scotland, Bailey Spaulding and Robyn Virball. The brewery and tap room are located in a 6,700 square foot warehouse in Nashville. Its popular beers include Thunder Ann American Pale Ale, Rompo Red Rye Ale, Bearwalker Maple Brown Ale and Leghorn Rye India Pale Ale.
Czann’s Brewing Company
Found in Nashville, Czann’s Brewing was started by Brewmaster Ken Rebman. Although new in the craft brewery scene, this craft brewery has gained reputation among beer fans because of its high quality brews. The brewery offers year round beers and seasonal brews in its tap room.
Little Harpeth Brewing
Another Nashville gem, Little Harpeth Brewing sold its first keg in March 2014. This craft brewery is known for its German lagers and offers year round and seasonal brews. Its mission is to “preserve the past, enjoy the present, and sustain the future of brewing in Middle Tennessee”.