Jackalope Brewing Company is set to open a craft brewery and taproom in Nashville in spring 2011 and will operate the first entirely female-run commercial brewery in Tennessee.
Bailey Spaulding, CEO, and Robyn Virball, President, have leased an 8,223-square foot space at 701 8th Avenue South near Division Street, just down the road from Yazoo Brewing Company.
“Starting Jackalope in Nashville was an easy decision,” Spaulding said in statement.
“We were inspired by Nashville’s creative and entrepreneurial culture. Music City has vibrant energy, supports local business and most importantly, loves delicious beer. Robyn and I are excited to house our business in the 8th Avenue Corridor, where many inventive, local businesses thrive and set a welcoming foundation for our brewery and other entrepreneurs to grow.”
Jackalope’s beers, to be distributed by BountyBev, will initially be available only on draft at bars and restaurants in the Nashville area. The taproom, which will be open limited afternoon and evening hours during the week, will feature four different brews, including a rotating tap for “experimental and seasonal beers.”
Their mission, according to Jackalope on Facebook, is simple: “We want to make delicious and unique beers for the local Nashville scene and beyond.”
Cheers to that!
Meanwhile, check out this video about Jackalope from Nashville television station WKRN News 2: