Green Man Brewery | Thriller Blood Orange Saison

26 October 2016 by , No Comments

‘Tis the season of fall beers and while we’re technically past the Oktoberfest/festbier season, pumpkin beer abounds. Supposedly pumpkins were in short supply this year but judging by the shelves, that doesn’t seem to be the case. While pumpkin beer does have its place (i.e. Thanksgiving dinner and the 50% off shelf), it’s always great to […]

Blackberry Farm Brewery | Brett Saison

23 October 2016 by , No Comments

Things happen. Life. Kiddos. Work. Travel. Next thing you know a beer you intended to write about finds its way to the back of the beer fridge and when you see that the beer in question won an award at the Great American Beer Festival that you remember it is there, waiting patiently. The beer […]

Highland Brewing Company Thunderstruck Coffee Porter is coming!

2 October 2016 by , 1 Comment

Howdy beer fans! We get a fair amount of press releases – some relevant to us in East Tennessee, some not. How we got in a mailing list for purses is beyond me. That said, here’s one for a beer we always look forward to and we know many of you do too! So cheers […]

Blackhorse Brewery | Fresh Hop Ale

28 September 2016 by , 1 Comment

I was pretty excited when I heard Blackhorse Brewery had gotten a hold of fresh hops and were working towards a fresh hop beer. We’ve been very fortunate in that we have several hop farms in the area and in this particular case, Blackhorse Brewery worked with Kelly Ridge Farms in Meadowview, Virginia to get […]

Blackhorse Brewery | Local Motion IPA

20 September 2016 by , 1 Comment

We’re a big fan of collaboration beers, especially ones that benefit a local cause. On deck this evening we have a beer that benefits the Legacy Parks Foundation right here in fabulous Knox-vegas. What’s the Legacy Parks Foundation? The best way to describe it is to say that this group is about preservation and recreation. […]

Blackberry Farm Brewery | Tennessee Cream Ale

15 September 2016 by , 1 Comment

It’s hard not to get excited about a beer with “Tennessee” right in the name. Tennessee Cream Ale from Blackberry Farm Brewery certainly embraces Tennessee as it is not only brewed here in east Tennessee but the yeast used is a native strain found on Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. Staying true to the “cream […]

Starr Hill Brewery | Fall Tour Variety Pack – 2 New Seasonals!

31 August 2016 by , No Comments

Howdy fellow snobs! FALL! Football! Fall beer! I know many of us aren’t hot on the pumpkin beers that we start seeing in the summer BUT there are so many other great beers that accompany the fall season. I can also appreciate the fact that many breweries are looking to set themselves apart from the […]

Yee Haw Brewing Company | Dunkel

25 August 2016 by , 1 Comment
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Howdy friends, It is a great time for Tennessee beer! If that doesn’t want to make you say Yee Haw, I don’t know what will! Yee Haw Brewing Company in Johnson City, TN, came out of the gate hard and fast throwing the gauntlet down on 4 mainstay beers that were nothing short of dead on […]

Highland Brewing Company | Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager

23 August 2016 by , No Comments

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 , 1 Comment

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 […]