Highland Brewing Company | Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager

23 August 2016 by , No Comments
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It’s August. That means pumpkin beers are – or will be shortly – on the shelves across our fair state. While I can hold off on the pumpkin beer for a bit, it’s the Märzen style lagers I really look forward to. A couple years back I did a Märzen series which was a lot of […]

Blackberry Farm Brewery | Blackberry Rye

19 August 2016 by , No Comments
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I cannot tell you how much I enjoy being in another state, seeing a Blackberry Farm Brewery bottle and be able to proudly exclaim, “that beer is brewed in my backyard!” While the brewery is a little further than my actual backyard, it’s not far and I thoroughly enjoy visiting my friends there from time to […]

Craft Distribution Company | Delivering us tasty craft beer!

16 August 2016 by , No Comments
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Hello friends in beer, Apologies for the posting hiatus in the last month – it’s been a busy summer! We are happy to share some awesome news with you though regarding a new distributor who is putting roots down here in fabulous Knox-Vegas! There has been a huge explosion of breweries across our fine country. […]

Alliance Brewing Company | Oatmeal Stout

16 July 2016 by , No Comments
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Howdy friends, On deck tonight we have one of my favorite styles of beer; stout. In this case an oatmeal stout. While summer certainly isn’t stout weather, in my book stouts are a year-round beer and this one is no exception. First of all, if you haven’t visited Alliance Brewing Company yet you are doing […]

Highland Brewing Company | Mosaic Rye India Pale Lager

10 July 2016 by , No Comments
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As a general rule, I’m a bit skeptical of the India Pale Lager (IPL) style. I find that they woo me in with wonderful scents and even some excellent first sips. Then, after about half the beer and probably 10 degrees of warmth, all of that is gone – or at least muted. Highland has […]

The United States of Beer by Dane Huckelbridge

5 July 2016 by , No Comments
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While this isn’t a beer review, it is a review and it is beer related, so it counts! I just finished The United States of Beer: A Freewheeling History of the All-American Drink by Dane Huckelbridge and while I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I began, now that I’m done I can say that […]

Alliance Brewing Company | IPA #12

30 June 2016 by , No Comments
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Our friends at Alliance Brewing Company name their IPAs as each one is a bit different. Kinda like what Yazoo has done with Hop Project. The IPA on deck tonight though, wow… This beer pours a dark golden color, cloudy with a nice, long lasting head. It came via crowler – obviously – and it […]

Blackhorse Pub & Brewery | Vanilla Cream Ale

28 June 2016 by , No Comments
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I should have written about this beer a long time ago. Perhaps I was in denial – a cream ale that I not only like, I love it. Yes, a cream ale. Since I have not had a cream ale that I liked nearly as much and I’ve found myself comparing other cream ales to […]

Highland Brewing Company | Pilsner

20 June 2016 by , No Comments
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When we started this blog over 5 years ago if you had asked me if I ever thought we’d be reviewing a pilsner from an American beer company I may have laughed at you. My, how things change – both in terms of the broad spectrum of beers I now enjoy and in terms of the high […]

Starr Hill Brewery | The Hook Grapefuit Session IPA

10 June 2016 by , No Comments
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It’s a beautiful evening in East Tennessee. I’m sitting outside listening to Dave Matthews Band in Central Park. The sun is starting to set, the cool air begins to move through, it doesn’t get much better than this. Well, unless you’ve got a tasty beverage, then yes, yes it gets better. On deck tonight we […]