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Nashville’s Tennessee Brew Works to begin distribution in Memphis

September 29, 2014 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Distribution, Events, Memphis

Tennessee Brew WorksNashville’s Tennessee Brew Works is bringing its “finely tuned craft beer” to Memphis.

The microbrewery, which just celebrated its first anniversary, has selected A.S. Barboro as its Memphis distribution partner and will start sending kegs of beer to Bluff City bars, restaurants and growler shops this week.

“This is a big moment for us,” said Tennessee Brew Works co-founder Christian Spears, who added the brewery was thrilled to expand west into Memphis. The beer has been available so far in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and other Middle and East Tennessee locations.

Tennessee Brew Works’ five year-round, or “headliner” beers, will all be available in Memphis at various times. They are Southern WitExtra EasyCutaway IPABasil Ryeman and Country Roots, all low-gravity beers that will be available only on draft for now.

Spears said Southern Wit, which is available at the Tennessee Titans’ LP Field, has become the brewery’s best seller.

He described the brewery’s approach to making beer like that of a homebrewer, and “food is always in mind.”

“We want (the beer) to be unique and interesting … but we also try to make it approachable,” Spears said.

Tennessee Brew Works is planning sampling events at bars and restaurants over the next two weeks — most of them next week — as part of the brewery’s Memphis roll-out. Tennessee Brew Works will also serve its beer at the 5th annual Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest, coming up Oct. 11.

Tennessee Brew Works to open its taproom in Nashville this week

October 28, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer

tennessee-brew-worksTennessee Brew Works is opening its “Tennessee Taproom” this week, making it the latest Nashville craft brewery to open a tasting room.

The official opening for the taproom at 809 Ewing Ave is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. The taproom will also be open Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, from 2 to 6 p.m.

“With the tasting room overlooking the brewery, you’ll be able to enjoy all of our brews while observing up close where the beer was created,” according to an e-mail from the brewery.

Basil Ryeman, Country Roots, Cutaway IPA, Extra Easy and Southern Wit are Tennessee Brew Works’ “headliners,” or year-round beers.

Tennessee Brew Works is distributing its craft beers to bars and restaurants in the Nashville area but plans to expand to Memphis, too.

Tennessee Brew Works announces location for new craft brewery in Nashville

December 21, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer

Tennessee Brew WorksTennessee Brew Works, which is coming to Nashville in the spring of 2013, finally has a home.

Founders Garr Schwartz and Christian Spears announced today that their production brewery will be located at 809 Ewing Avenue in downtown Nashville, close to Yazoo Brewing Company and Jackalope Brewing Co.

The 21,000-square-foot building was an old printing company, with 20- to 24-foot ceilings throughout. The brewery will feature a roughly 3,000-square-foot taproom.

We’re very excited about the location, which has plenty of room for production and a nice tasting room!” Schwartz and Spears wrote in an e-mail to supporters. “Lots of planning and hard work behind and ahead of us! We’re looking forward to serving you ‘Finely Tuned Craft Beers’ this Spring. We thank you for your support!”

Schwartz and Spears hope to open Tennessee Brew Works by April. The brewery will initially distribute in Nashville, but the founders plan to ultimately distribute statewide, including a presence in Memphis.

Follow Tennessee Brew Works’ progress on Facebook or on Twitter.