On a recent trip to Nashville, my main beer objectives were to tour Yazoo Brewing Company and check out the city’s newest brewery, Jackalope Brewing Company.
The tour of Yazoo was a success; the visit to Jackalope was not. When I arrived to find Jackalope closed, I left to find more Nashville beer.
The destination? Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery. While not on the original itinerary, my visit to this restaurant and brew pub at 1918 West End Avenue was a real treat.
Since I had never been to Blackstone, I decided to order the sampler, which allowed me to try six beers on the menu, including the two Brewmaster’s Specials. The beers on the sampler list included:
• Chaser Pale, a light-bodied Kolsch. (OG-1.046; IBUs-18)
• Nut Brown Ale, a classic British nut brown. This beer was quite tasty. (OG-1.050; IBUs-23)
• Maibock, a German beer fermented with an authentic Bavarian lager yeast strain. This was one of the Brewmaster’s Specials on the menu. (OG-1.068; IBUs-30)
• Pilsner, a golden lager spiced with Saaz hops. This was the other Brewmaster’s Special. (OG-1.052; IBUs-33)
• American Pale Ale, the hoppiest beer on the menu brewed with Cascade and Centennial hops. (OG-1.054; IBUs-36)
• St. Charles Porter, a chocolatey, British-style porter. This was my favorite beer on the list. (OG-1.054; IBUs-36)
All of the beers on the list were solid. I didn’t eat dinner at Blackstone, but I had a plate of pretzels, which were quite tasty.
The front door at Blackstone. This place is licensed to brew.
A view of the patio.
Brewing equipment at the brewpub.
The bar at Blackstone.
One of several dining areas at Blackstone.
The sampler. Take note of the full glasses…
And now they’re empty.
Take some beer home!