10 Breweries to Try in Nashville

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10 Breweries to Try in Nashville

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10 Breweries to Try in Nashville

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Food & Drink, Feature, Guide,

10 Breweries to Try in Nashville

10 Breweries to Try in Nashville

Food & Drink, Feature, Guide,

10 Breweries to Try in Nashville

Published By: Alison Abbey Hudak   •   June 7, 2024

10 Breweries to Try in Nashville

Published By:
Alison Abbey Hudak Alison Abbey Hudak
June 7, 2024

Food & Drink, Feature, Guide,

Sure, Nashville is Music City, but it’s also a beer town. With so many breweries here, it’s hard to keep track. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites.

Yazoo Brewing Company

Established in 2003, Yazoo Brewing Company is a staple in the Nashville beer community, known for its innovative brews like the Gerst Amber Ale and the Dos Perros. The indoor-outdoor taproom in Madison offers ample space and a cozy spot to enjoy a wide variety of craft beers, making it a must-visit for beer enthusiasts. Plus, it’s dog-friendly! 900 River Bluff Drive, Madison, yazoobrew.com

Jackalope Brewing Company

Female-founded in 2011, Jackalope Brewing prides itself on sustainability and creativity, producing popular brews like the Bearwalker Maple Brown Ale. Jackalope’s Wedgewood-Houston taproom, The Ranch, not only gives beer lovers a spot to sample their finest brews but also hosts events like themed movie nights and live music. 429B Houston St., jackalopebrew.com

Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works focuses on brewing with local ingredients and sustainable practices, offering beers like the Southern Wit and Basil Ryeman. The taproom is known for its live music and delicious dishes inspired by the beer itself. Our favorite? The Five Beer Burger: Creekstone Farms beef on an Extra Easy bun with white cheddar, Southern Wit comeback sauce, Basil Ryeman ketchup, Imperial Porter onions and IPA pickles. 809 Ewing Ave., tnbrew.com

Bearded Iris Brewing

Known for its hop-forward beers, Bearded Iris Brewing specializes in IPAs, with popular options like Homestyle, Double Homestyle and Pep Talk Lager. The brewery’s taproom in the Sylvan Supply complex feels like a combination of a cool kids’ clubhouse and a trendy hot spot–the perfect place to post up and sip a Bearded Iris brew. Plus, you can order slurpable selections from Black Dynasty Secret Ramen House to enhance the beer’s flavor. 4101 Charlotte Ave., Ste. 40, beardedirisbrewing.com

East Nashville Beer Works

East Nashville Beer Works is a community-focused brewery offering a range of well-crafted beers like the Miro Miel and the Young Hickory. The family-friendly taproom offers ample indoor and outdoor seating, a playground and a wealth of board games to play while enjoying craft beers and some very fine pizza pies. 320 E. Trinity Lane, eastnashbeerworks.com

Southern Grist Brewing Co.

Renowned for its experimental approach to brewing, Southern Grist Brewing Co. has a delicious track record of producing unique and flavorful beers like the Mixed Greens IPA and the Raspberry Lemonade Sour. The East Nashville and The Nations taprooms offer inviting spaces to sample their creative brews, all while enjoying incredible eats from their in-house restaurants, Lauter (in East) and L by Lauter (in the Nations). Multiple locations, southerngristbrewing.com

Smith & Lentz Brewing

Located in East Nashville, Smith & Lentz Brewing is celebrated for its clean and balanced beers, including its Mosaic IPA and German-style lagers. The brewery’s taproom features a laid-back vibe with a spacious outdoor area, perfect for enjoying a pint and one of Nashville’s very best pizzas. 903 Main St., smithandlentz.com

Diskin Cider

As Nashville’s first craft cider, Diskin Cider offers a refreshing alternative to beer with a variety of ciders like Bob’s Your Uncle and Tiki Tonik. Can’t pick a favorite? Head to the lively Wedgewood-Houston taproom with indoor-outdoor seating, firepits, games, and food trucks, and try a cider flight. 1235 Martin St., diskincider.com

TailGate Brewery

TailGate Brewery boasts an extensive lineup of over 30 beers on tap, from the Peanut Butter Milk Stout to the Southeast IPA. Their taprooms include a much-talked-about pizza kitchen, making it a great destination for both beer lovers and foodies. Multiple locations, tailgatebeer.com

Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Bottom Brewing offers a variety of craft beers with distinct flavors, like the Ruby American Red Ale and the Knockout IPA. Their spacious taproom and beer garden in The Nations is more than just a place to get a pint, it’s a full-service restaurant with fabulous food—even a Sunday brunch complete with what else? A Beermosa. 800 44th Ave. N, fatbottombrewing.com

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