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A visit to Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery in Nashville

August 03, 2011 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Favorite Bars, Travelin'

Blackstone-sign

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.

Blackstone - Licensed to brewThe front door at Blackstone. This place is licensed to brew.

Blackstone - patioA view of the patio.

Blackstone-breweryBrewing equipment at the brewpub.

Blackstone-barThe bar at Blackstone.

Blackstone-dining areaOne of several dining areas at Blackstone.

blackstone-full-glassesThe sampler. Take note of the full glasses…

Blackstone-empty-glassesAnd now they’re empty.

blackstone-empty-paperWater spots.

Blackstone-kegsTake some beer home!

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