Tag Archive - Smoky Mountain Brewery

Hops for Hope 2013 Benefiting New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center | Friday May 3rd

30 March 2013 by , No Comments

Howdy Fellow Snobs! Spring is upon us! That means spring seasonal beer, brews on patios across our fair state, mowing the grass (boo), post-mowing the grass beer (yea!), and Hops for Hope! For the last three years we’ve been proud to be a part of Hops for Hope which is one of a few fundraisers […]

Reflections on the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest

12 February 2013 by , 1 Comment

Howdy beer fans, As I mentioned in a post many weeks back, this past weekend was the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest – the second annual to be exact. The fest was nothing short of awesome! While I’m a BIG fan of craft beer, it’s the people that make this all worthwhile; you guys came out, definitely […]

Tennessee Winter Beer Fest | February 9th, 2013

27 December 2012 by , No Comments

Howdy Beer Fans, I hope this post finds you warm on these almost winter days we’ve been having. Still, it’s the season of winter warmers and ale packed with spice – perhaps my favorite of the seasonal beer selection. It also means that the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest is right around the corner – February […]

The Great Knoxville Porter-Off

26 November 2012 by , No Comments

I’ve lived in Knoxville for seven years now, and this Fall might have been the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.  The colors came earlier and stayed longer than almost any other year I can remember.  It’s late-November now, though, and we just lost the last browns and reds in the trees, and the sun seems […]

A Beer Snob Christmas List

20 November 2012 by , 4 Comments

Ho Ho Ho Fellow Snobs, It’s no surprise that Christmas is just around the corner. Our fellow friends in retail have been reminding us of that with decorative displays and copious amounts of decorations for sale since Labor Day weekend. At this rate, Valentine’s Day candy should be hitting the shelves any day now. That […]

Smoky Mountain Brewery Harvest Fest | Hanging with the Velas

20 September 2012 by , 1 Comment

Well, since it is fantastic out side I have the windows open and I am now enjoying a glass of Marty Velas’ Märzen style brew – Harvest Fest.  You can trace the Märzen style to its origins in Bavaria to sometime before the 16th century.  A Bavarian brewing ordinance decreed in 1539 that beer may only be […]

A Tale of Two Casks | The Casual Pint Downtown location is open!

21 July 2012 by , 4 Comments

Howdy Beer Fans, As I mentioned to you guys a few days ago, Friday, July 20th was a big night for Knoxville Craft Beer. First off, The Casual Pint opened their downtown store on Union Avenue right next door to The Oliver Hotel. Very cool place. It has the same feel you’d expect from The […]

2 Casks, this Friday, July 20th| Are you ready?

16 July 2012 by , 1 Comment

If you’re not already aware, this Friday marks history in the making. It wasn’t that long ago that Knoxville experienced it’s first cask night at Woodruff Brewing Company by then brewmaster Dave Ohmer who has since moved over to Saw Works Brewing Company. The historical evidence is to the right – don’t worry, I’ve already […]