Knox Beer Snobs

MadTree Brewing Company in East TN

Well gang, I gotta stay, I’m pretty stoked about this one. A few weeks ago I ran up to Cincinnati with my fellow beer judge, Andy to judge a homebrew competition. We left the day prior to the competition and drove straight to Madtree. Thinking that we might have beaten the after work rush as we pulled in the parking lot at 5pm, boy were we wrong. Madtree is big – with a big parking lot to boot – it was packed. Inside the taproom was expansive and while there were a lot of people there, we had no problem ordering beer – obviously a well thought out place. Each beer we had was great and the onsite pizza from Catch-a-Fire Cafe was killer. I actually regret not grabbing a 6 pack as we headed out the door. Given the size of the brewhouse I wondered if we might see these guys in our neck of the woods sometime soon – just didn’t realize it’d be this soon! Check out the press release below and keep an eye out for Madtree Brewing Company come mid-March.


—————–PRESS RELEASE—————–

MadTree Brewing Expands Distribution to Eastern Tennessee

CINCINNATI, OH (February 21, 2018) – MadTree Brewing has expanded their distribution footprint, partnering with Cherokee Distributing throughout Eastern Tennessee. BeginningFebruary 25, Cherokee will distribute MadTree’s core lineup of beers including PsycHOPathy IPA and Lift Kölsch, along with seasonal offerings, Rounding Third red IPA and Rubus Cacao chocolate raspberry stout in cans. Draft beer will begin distribution in March 19. Launch event details the week of March 19 will be made available at

“The MadTree family has a number of ties to the Knoxville and Chattanooga communities, so it’s really cool to be able to share beers in these areas,” says Co-Founder Brady Duncan. “Partnering with Cherokee was an easy decision with their focus on community support and excellent service.”

“We’re excited to help grow MadTree in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and throughout Eastern Tennessee,” says George Sampson, Cherokee Distributing’s president. “The MadTree and Cherokee partnership just made sense. We share a common vision of delivering the highest quality products and serving our customers and community with pride and excellence.”

MadTree is well-regarded for their broad portfolio of beers, strict quality standards, and support for the community. MadTree is founded and continues to grow on the notion that beer builds community and community builds beer. They believe in supporting local vendors, philanthropic endeavors, and other ways to make a meaningful impact in the communities they serve.

About MadTree Brewing Company

Founded in 2013, MadTree is a product of the people and the first craft beer in Ohio to be canned. When it comes to brewing, they have carved their own path. They mix. They mash. They methodically bring quality beer to life, and have fun doing it. Demand from the growing community keeps MadTree motivated and moving. In return, they make nothing but the best beer and opened their new production brewery and taproom in February 2017. They are founded and continue to grow on the notion that beer builds community and community builds beer.

About Cherokee Distributing Company

Cherokee Distributing Company is a family owned and operated wholesale beverage distribution company, founded in 1958 with four trucks, seven employees and a commitment to outstanding customer service. The company has grown significantly over the past half-century, but their commitment to customer service remains unchanged. Providing service to 61 East Tennessee counties, they offer the leading brands of beer and other non-alcoholic beverages to suit a wide range of consumer tastes.