Nashville’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 Wit, Extra Easy, Cutaway IPA, Basil 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.