Upcoming Festivals For October

Hello craft addicts. Again, sorry I am not quite as active this time of year, but I have to earn a living and this is my peak season. Let's cut to the chase. You have two beer festivals to choose from in October (or you can go to both).

There is the Nashville Beer Festival on Oct 1st. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the official web site. Some of the breweries reported to be making an appearance are  Boscos, Blackstone, Calfkiller, New Belgium, Brooklyn, Stoudt's, Chattanooga, Starr Hill, Caldera, Kona, Innis & Gunn, Red Hook, Ft. Collins, Widmer, Magic Hat, Butternuts, Atlanta, Hat Trick and Broadcast.

On October 22, you can also attend the Flying Saucer Fall Beer Festival. It goes from 2pm-9:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/nashville/ . I attended this festival last year and had a blast! While it is a smaller festival when it comes to quantity, it is well-organized and focuses on quality. Don't believe me? Take a look at the line up:

West of Eden Tent
Lazy Magnolia Sweet Potato Stout – Kiln, MS
Schlafly American Pale Ale – St Louis, MO
Left Hand Sawtooth ESB – Longmont, CO
New Belgium Lips of Faith (Kick) – Fort Collins, CO

East of Eden Tent
Terrapin Hopsecutioner – Athens, GA
Boston Beer Company – Boston, MA
Ommegang Abbey Ale/ Witte – Cooperstown, NY
Highland Oatmeal Porter – Asheville, NC

Local Tent
Jackalope Bear Walker Brown – Nashville, TN
Calf Killer Sergio’s Ole Evils Ass Bullshit Ale – Spartan, TN
Chattanooga Imperial Pilsner – Chattanooga, TN
Yazoo Cask Ale – Nashville, TN

Captain’s Picks Tent
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale – Chico, CA
North Coast Old Rasputin – Fort Bragg, CA
Victory Prima Pilsner – Downingtown, PA
Heb’rew Lenny’s Bittersweet IPA – Saratoga Springs, NY

Ur not Worthy Tent
Dogfish Head Red & White / Punkin – Milton, DE
Lucky Bucket Certified Evil / IPA – La Vista, NE
Rogue Chatoe OREgasmic Ale – Newport, OR
Stone Brewing Belgo Anise/ Russian Stout/ 15th Anniversary Black IPA– San Diego, CA

Full Pint Tent
Stoudt’s APA – Adamstown, PA
Sweetwater Sch’weat Pale Wheat – Atlanta, GA
Brooklyn Brown Ale – Brooklyn, NY
Hap ‘n Harry’s Lager – Nashville, TN
And finally, on the 15th you can attend the Tennessee Beer Festival at Two Rivers Mansion. For tickets and breweries, click here.

That's a lot of beer festivals in one month!  Now it's time for some shut eye. Hopefully when things slow down I can review a few beers. Feel free to send me suggestions (brewers send me some samples..wink wink).


12 South Winter Warmer

Stop what you are doing and mark your calenders right now. Tickets for 12 South Winter Warmer go on sale in about a month. Tickets are limited to 750. Mark my words, IT WILL sell out. This event is being organized by Matt Leff, the same craft beer aficionado who put together the awesome East Nashville Beer Festival.

I recently met up with Matt to hand off some beers from my travels up north, and he listed off a few of the kegs that will be present. If you like barrel-aged and limited release beers, then you will be one happy attendee. All the players in the Nashville beer scene will be also present. Check the website or facebook page for more info.

Sorry for the long hiatus. I am in the height of my busy season- but i will be back in full force soon. The good news is that there are other Nashville bloggers to keep you company (look to the right)