NASHVILLE, TN — Craft beer lovers, get ready for another round.
The Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild invites you to Nashville’s “Farm to Tap” Festival on Saturday, March 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at Tailgate Brewery, 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN.
The festival, the second of three planned across the state this year, will showcase more than 30 in-state craft breweries featuring brands which utilize Tennessee grown crops and products.
“We are excited to show connoisseurs as well as casual customers the wide array of creative offerings our members are producing across a vast spectrum of tastes and preferences,” said Sharon Cheek, executive director of the Guild, which kicked off the statewide effort in November and December to promote increased use of home-grown ingredients in the growing craft beer marketplace.
“Farm to Tap” – a partnership between the Guild and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture – encourages the use of home-grown ingredients in the growing craft beer marketplace and is funded through a state grant. The Guild is also working closely with the UT Extension Service and other agricultural interests to bring the state’s farmers and brewers together.
“If you enjoy craft beer, you won’t want to miss the Farm to Tap Festival,” TDA Business Consultant Kyle Hensley said. “The festival will feature breweries that use locally sourced ingredients and will give beer enthusiasts the opportunity to sample a variety of brews with Tennessee-grown ingredients.”
The festival – a rain or shine event – will also feature food trucks, vendors, and entertainment.
Event tickets are $50. This entry fee provides festival participants the chance to interact with brewers and Pick Tennessee Products partners, purchase food and drink from food trucks and vendors. For tickets, visit this site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-to-taptm-nashville-tailgate-brewery-tickets-221039353657?aff=odcleoeventsincollection
The “Farm to Tap” festivals are taking place statewide, kicking off in Knoxville in February and heading west to Memphis in April. The initiative launched last fall with a series of statewide events.
Craft brewers signed up so far include your host brewery, Tailgate Brewery, Alliance Brewing Company, Asgard Brewing Company, Bad Idea Brewing, Bearded Iris, Brewing & Distilling Center, BS Brew Works, Common John Brewing Co., Copperhill Brewery, Crosstown Brewing Company, East Nashville Beer Works, Evill Nash Brewing Co., Half Batch Brewing, Harding House Brewing Co., Jackalope Brewing Company, Johnson City Brewing Company, Kings Bluff Brewery, Living Waters Brewing, Mayday Brewery, Memphis Made Brewing Co., New Heights, Next Level Brewing Company, Soul and Spirits Brewery, Southern Grist Brewing, Tennessee Brew Works, Tennessee Valley Brewing Company, The Black Abbey Brewing Company, Wanderlinger Brewing Company, Wiseacre Brewing, Yazoo Brewing Company and Yee-Haw Brewing Company.
The Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild is a 501(C)6 nonprofit membership organization representing independent craft breweries across Tennessee. It exists to advance the interests of and serve as the collective voice for the Tennessee craft brewing industry. For more information about the Guild, visit www.tncraftbrewers.org/.
For more information about Farm to Tap, visit www.farmtotap.org/.