I hear that there are still day session tickets available for the Music City Brewer's Festival. Visit their web site to purchase tickets. I don't plan on going this year, but you never know.
On the low gravity side, look for the IPA and Red Ale from Marble Brewing out of Albuquerque, NM. I am hearing good things. I just picked up a six of the IPA for $8.99 at Midtown and will find out for myself. Midtown was also filling growlers of the limited Sierra Nevada Bonaroo Ale, which is supposed to be an American twist on a Farmhouse Ale.
One the high gravity side, Sierra Nevada Ovila Saison has just arrived. I was extremely happy to see that Boon Oude Gueze Traditional Lambic Ale on the shelves. This is tasty blended lambic aged in oak vats for two years. Right next to it was Boon Kriek Mariage Parfait Old Style Cherry Lambic. This beer is great now, and will also cellar very nicely. I expect the hardcore beer geeks to snatch these up quickly, so don't wait too long. Don't forget that there are still some old stock bottles of Lindeman's Cuvee Rene floating around, which is a very nice Gueze. Nashville has lacked selection in the Lambic department, so it's nice to see some progress.
I am sure I forgot something, but that's all I can think of for now. Cheers!
Posted by Smitty at 9:25 PM