Jackalope Brewing Company, which is set to open a craft brewery and taproom in Nashville this spring, was recently spotlighted in a feature story on craftbeer.com, website of the Brewers Association.
When it opens, Jackalope will be the first entirely female-run commercial brewery in Tennessee. Bailey Spaulding is Jackalope’s CEO, while Robyn Virball is president. (We previously wrote about Jackalope here.)
According to craftbeer.com, the beer-drinking public will get its first taste of Jackalope beer on April 9 at the inaugural East Nashville Beer Festival, which will feature beers from 35-40 craft breweries.
“I am excited to be the event where Jackalope debuts their beer as I see the East Nashville Beer Festival as an opportunity for our guests to sample new beer and beers they never have had. What’s even cooler, is to allow the brewers to make the connection with the customers and in Jackalope’s case their new customers,” said East Nashville Beer Festival creator Matt Leff. [source]
When Jackalope’s brewery opens this spring, it will feature three year-round beers — Red Rye, Pale Ale and Maple Brown — and a rotating monthly tap. The first of the monthly specials will be an Extra Special Bitter, called Bitter Over Ewe, to commemorate the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
I’ll let Robyn Virball, of Jackalope, explain:
Anyways, we couldn’t let this Royal Wedding go by without making a beer to celebrate it, we just needed to find the right angle that represented how we really felt about it. After talking about it we came up with one word that really encompassed our feelings: BITTER. Just a little bit, but bitter none the less, and it’s not because we’re crushing on William, it’s mostly because Bailey and I both believe we could have been really great princesses. We both have really nice hair that would look great with a tiara. We really like tea AND sandwiches, so we’d be all about that. We like to travel, and they get to seem to do a lot of that. But whatever, we’re over it, we’re starting a brewery and that’s cool too.” [source]
Follow Jackalope on its blog, Blogalope, or Facebook page.