Sometimes You Gotta Stretch Yourself

It was an a-ha moment for me, and not the kind where everything goes black and white, and you’re running from thugs with a pipe wrench. My moment came when I was drinking a glass of wine and was picking out flavors and aromas like never before. I never thought much of wine; it seemed … Read more…

Nuit Belge Tickets with a Cyber Monday Discount!

Friends, we hope you will hope you will join us at one of next year’s Nuit Belge events throughout the Southeast. Nuit Belge, French for Belgian night, is unlike any beer festival you have attended before. The finest chefs from the best restaurants in each city prepare special dishes to pair with the best Belgian … Read more…

Welcome, Fall (it’s about time)

It was a very hot summer in Tennessee. 2016 ranked #2 on the number of days over 90 degrees. Summer started in June and powered on until the end of September. The heat usually breaks near the end of August, but not this year. And that made it hard to get excited about fall beer. … Read more…

Bubble, Schmuble

Congratulations, America. You now have more breweries than anytime in your history. We finished 2015 with 4,144 breweries (Brewpubs plus Local/Regional/National breweries). Almost every day you’ll hear someone say we have too many breweries now. They’re wrong. And why does no one ever says we have too many restaurants? Openings of new restaurants are celebrated. … Read more…