It’s TailGating time in Tennessee

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Nashville’s newest brewery had their taproom grand opening on February 7 and we stopped by to try the new beers. The taproom had been doing a “soft opening” for a couple months and was pouring beers from other breweries.

DSC_0488We had an enjoyable time and TailGate was rocking their grand opening. The place was busy, but the space is so large it didn’t feel cramped. There is a large bar and lots of community tables and everyone looked like they were having fun. The taproom staff did a great job and kept the beer flowing, even with a packed house.

DSC_0493Yes, they really were pouring beer from other local breweries, and will continue to do so. What a great example of the collaborative nature of Nashville’s brewing community! They have 20 taps and every Nashville brewery gets a tap, with the rest pouring TailGate’s own beer. You can get a single small pour, a flight or pint, and even a growler fill if you like. We had the Peanut Butter Milk Stout and the Orange Wheat, and they also had a Brown, Pale, IPA and Imperial IPA on tap.

DSC_0490TailGate produces beer in their onsite brewery for the taproom, but they also produce cans for distribution at a larger offsite brewery. They have two regular beers and a seasonal available in cans. Look for their Blacktop Blond Ale, Session IPA and current seasonal, Dodgy Knight Imperial IPA throughout Middle Tennessee. We didn’t get the specs on the onsite system, but we’re pretty sure those are 7 barrel fermenting tanks we saw.

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The former Moose Lodge is huge and they have several rooms, including a banquet hall, and is available for private events. They also are planning some cool outdoor spaces with a remodeled barn, picnic areas and outdoor music venue.

Next time you’re in Nashville, stop by TailGate at 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville TN 37209. They also have food and free wifi. They are open every day, the taproom hours are:


  • Sun-Thur – 3-9pm
  • Fri – 3-11pm
  • Sat Noon-11pm