JULY 25TH  |  Walk of Fame Park  |  NASHVILLE, TN

2015 BREWERIES

Ole Shed Brewing Company was founded by Mike Thornburg and Mike Ramsey in 2011

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At Black Abbey Brewing Company, we take an artisanal approach to beer, crafting unique and approachable ales from the highest quality ingredients. Yet it’s more than that. We strive to supply liquid refreshment that is greater than the sum of its fine parts. Our beers are created. Not made. Right here in Nashville. For everything from our company name to our beers, we draw inspiration from the profound actions of Martin Luther, a German law student who in 1505 had a lightning-strike moment, quite literally, and became a monk. Luther’s focus on fellowship and community, his willingness to shake things up when necessary, and his commitment to transforming something distant and unattainable into a comfortable, meaningful part of daily life sparked a massive social, religious and political reformation. Luther believed we should drink for joy! We at The Black Abbey Brewing Company second that wholeheartedly.

Located in the heart of Tennessee, we embrace the sundry charms of the state. With fine traditions in many things including both music and spirits, we hope to capture the essence of the land and culture in what we do. Tennessee Brew Works is an advocate for the local movement and we aspire to support the local community and organizations, especially our farmers. Together we are providing people with higher quality goods and services.

Czann’s Brewing Company is one of the newest breweries in Nashville but it’s owner and brewmaster Ken Rebman has been brewing delicious beer for over 10 years.  Like most home brewers he started brewing in his basement, but unlike most home brewers he purchased his most recent home based solely on the basement’s ability to give him the conditions he needed to make better beer.  Ken is serious about his beer.  Serious enough to run piping from his kegs in the basement to a wall-mounted tap in his living room upstairs.  I got to meet with Ken in his brewery located over on Lea Ave. near the new convention center.  I was amazed to learn the Ken is a one-man-show.  He literally does everything to brew the beer and run the business on his own.  The name Czann came from combining his mother’s last name Czora with his last name Rebman,  If you are still wondering how to say it just, “Say Czann’s!”…like the famous painter Cezanne

Yazoo Brewing really started with a homebrewing kit bought from the back pages of Rolling Stone in 1993. In October 2003, we opened the doors and began selling kegs of Yazoo Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Spring Wheat, and Onward Stout to local bars and restaurants, quickly gaining an enthusiastic local following. We replaced the Spring Wheat with our Hefeweizen after winning a Gold Medal for the hefeweizen at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival, and started bottling our beers in 2005. Other local favorites like our Sly Rye Porter and our Hop Project rounded out our line-up of beers. In 2009, we managed to brew Tennessee's first ever legal high-gravity ale, Yazoo Sue, after managing to get a distillery license. Our little brewery grew and grew, until we couldn't fit any more equipment in the building.

Granite City Food & Brewery commenced operations in St. Cloud, Minn., in June 1999 and has grown to include 30 restaurants in 13 states. Granite City has won awards nationwide for Best Restaurant, Best Brunch, Best Patio, Best Beer, Best Martini, Best Burger, and more, including the prestigious Nation’s Restaurant News Hot Concept Winner. Granite City is passionate about creating fresh menu items from scratch and uses its patented brewing process to deliver the best brews.

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Blackstone Brewpub is open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Enjoy one of our award winning craft beers. We opened our brand, new state of the art, brewing and bottling facility in the summer of 2011. Look for our beer everywhere in Middle Tn. We opened our brand, new state of the art, brewing and bottling facility in the summer of 2011. Look for our beer in stores, restaurants and bars throughout the middle Tennessee area.

Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company opened its doors for the first time July 5th, 2012. It took a lot of long hours and hard work to make the brewery what it is today. It is the mission of Turtle Anarchy to brew flavorful, dynamic, and unique beers for craft beer drinkers. We will never compromise the integrity of our beers with cheap additives or artificial ingredients. All of our beers are hand made by our knowledgeable and passionate brewers to ensure that every pint served is of the highest degree of quality and freshness. We hope that you enjoy drinking our beers as much as we enjoy brewing them.

 

Jackalope Brewing Company is a new craft brewery in Nashville, Tennessee. We distribute our beer, draft-only, to bars and restaurants, and will also have a tap room where people can come to check out the behind-the-scenes action and try our brews while relaxing with friends

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Master Brewer Mark Thompson returned to his native Virginia from Portland, Oregon to open his own brewery after several years of apprenticing with other master brewers. In September 1999 he opened his brewery, “Star Hill,” in a historic storefront on Main Street that was once home to the state of Virginia’s first craft brewing operation.  Named after the local neighborhood, the brewery shared its historic building with the legendary Starr Hill Music Hall.  Nineteen prestigious awards later, Mark’s brews continue to be a hit at beer and music festivals nationwide. Now, Star Hill’s house and seasonal brews are now enjoyed in restaurants and music clubs throughout the Mid Atlantic and Southeast.  Mark is proud of the awards his microbrews have earned, and the experts agree that he is among the best craft brewers in the country. But at the end of the day, what still matters most to Mark and his team of brewers at Starr Hill is giving people the gift of great beer

 

Redhook was born out of the energy & spirit of the early 80's in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn't exist at the time, Redhook became one of America's first "craft" breweries. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to the current breweries in Woodinville, WA and Portsmouth, NH, Redhook has become one of America's most recognized craft breweries. While Redhook has "grown up" over the past 30 years, one thing has never changed… it's still brewing great beers like ESB, Long Hammer IPA, Copperhook, and Seasonal brews, and most importantly, making sure that they're having fun doing it. Redhook's beers are available in both draught and bottles and are distributed nationally through a network of wholesale distributors.

TailGate Beer was founded by a 21-year-old homebrewer, Wesley Keegan. The story goes, Wesley was approached by his father, Tim, one day about what he was going to do with his life. As an ocean lifeguard and co-owner of a bar, Wesley thought he had it made. His dad informed him of a trademark he had won in 2004 and subsequently protected in contest from Anheuser Busch. The name was TailGate Beer. Tim thought TailGate Beer was something special. As an avid sports fan and tailgater, Tim implored Wesley to take his homebrews that people loved drinking and brew TailGate Beer!  Wesley took what he liked to brew, and brewed in Southern California. All initial beers were brewed and packaged in kegs and glass bottles. Wesley entered into the Great American Beer Festival in 2007 and although no formal awards were won, TailGate Beer was a hit!   TailGate Beer has now relocated its headquarters to the hillside of west Nashville.

 Classically refined, but not styled as a traditional "sweet beer" beer alternative, Crispin ciders are crisp and clean, not sweet and sticky and never sacrifice superior quality refreshment satisfaction for overbearing complexity. Always true to the apple, Crispin Hard Ciders naturally fermented in the USA use fresh pressed apple-juice, not from apple juice concentrate, from a premium blend of US West Coast apples, with no added malt, grape wine or spirit alcohol. Crispin's unique USA produced ciders are smoothed with pure apple juice or from natural sugar sources like organic honey or organic maple syrup, and contain no added colorants, sorbate or benzoate preservatives. Crispin ciders have 7 different varietals - Original, Light and Brut; classic European styled crisp clean ciders, Browns Lane; an imported classic English dry cider, and our line of Artisanal Reserves; Honey Crisp, The Saint and Lansdowne - unfiltered "cloudy" ciders, ground-breaking "craft beer" uniquely American ciders. Crispin ciders are also gluten free!

 

Red Hare Brewing Company is an independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA. In August 2011 Red Hare started selling its craft beer throughout the state of Georgia, and is now also available in Tennessee and South Carolina. Red Hare is the first craft brewery in Georgia to can their craft beer. Stop by for one of our tours & tastings to see where the magic happens!

Highland Brewing Company rolled out its first kegs in December 1994. Built almost entirely of retrofitted dairy equipment, our original brewery in downtown Asheville could produce up to 6,500 barrels of beer per year. At the new location we now have capacity to brew over 50,000 barrels annually with room to grow. Until 1998, our beer was available only in kegs and hand-filled 22-oz. bottles. (We still fill our liter bottles by hand today.) That year, we added a four-head bottling machine which enabled us to start packaging in 12-oz. bottles. In 2002, a used Krones bottling line was installed, capable of filling 7,200 12-oz. bottles per hour. Although we brewed twice daily, four days per week, the demand for our beer continued to exceed supply.

1989. Belgium. Boy on bike. (Ok, make that a young man of 32.) As our aspiring young homebrewer rides his mountain bike with "fat tires" through European villages famous for beer, New Belgium Brewing Company was but a glimmer in his eye. Or basement. For Jeff Lebesch would return to Fort Collins with an imagination full of recipes and a handful of ingredients ready to embark on a whole new journey. And then there was beer. Jeff's first two basement-brewed creations? A brown dubbel with earthy undertones named Abbey and a remarkably well-balanced amber he named Fat Tire. To say the rest was history would be to overlook his wife's involvement. Kim Jordan was New Belgium's first bottler, sales rep, distributor, marketer and financial planner.

And now, she's our CEO.

 

The Flat 12 Bierwerks brewery consists of a 20 barrel DME brewhouse and a floor of fermenters and brites, accompanied by two 120 barrel fermenters outside the building. On this equipment, the brewers will produce a line-up of five house beers, four seasonals and some ‘select’ beers for special promotion and/or monthly exclusives. Kegging equipment and a Maheen bottling line helps get the beer to its final destination. In addition, the brewers have a small pilot brewing system and growing barrel-aging program to satisfy their curiosity, cravings and creative urges. Attached to the brewhouse is a taproom for welcoming customers to sample and take home fresh-as-it-gets product.

 

As a passionate home brewer for nearly a decade, Ben Bredesen honed his expertise in the art and science of beer making through countless hours slaving over vats of steaming grains. Oh…and by sharing and tasting the results of many experimental brews. As Ben’s knowledge of the science of brewing increased, so did his passion for the art and history of beermaking. After years of whetting his thirst with home brewing, Ben finally took the advice of his friends and family and decided to follow his dream of becoming a professional brewer.

 

Beer- lover John Hall enjoyed brews from all over Europe and wanted to convince Midwesterners that they could produce beers as good or better than those he’d tasted in his travels.  He decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that. The key to building interest in craft beer, Hall decided, was to allow consumers to watch the brewing process – while providing them with the then-novel experience of enjoying a wide variety of distinctive beers that had been produced on-site. Goose Island’s brewers set to work crafting a diverse selection of unique beers – and on Friday, May 13, 1988 the Goose Island Brewpub was born.

By 1995, the brewpub had become so popular that John Hall decided to open a larger brewery and bottling plant to keep up with demand. Finding still more room for growth, in 1999 Hall opened a second Goose Island Brewpub just a stone’s throw away from historic Wrigley Field. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in all 50 states and Europe.

 

 

Brooklyn Brewery makes beer. Good beer. Not only does it taste good and make your meal better but we like to think that since its founding in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery has brewed flavorful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture of the communities it serves. Its award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers have gained the Brewery notoriety as one of the top craft beer producers in the world. While striving to brew the best beer possible (and make time for our growing families), The Brewery promotes the proliferation of good beer and good food whenever it can. Brooklyn beers are currently distributed in 25 states and 20 countries. Throughout 2011 The Brewery underwent an expansion that will double overall capacity in 2012 and quintuple by 2013. Brooklyn Brewery probably exports more beer than any other American craft brewery.  For more mind-blowing Brooklyn Brewery fodder go to Facebook.com/TheBrooklynBrewery, follow @BrooklynBrewery on Twitter, and check out some videos!

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