The Alcohol Professor: Nashville Craft Beer Scene is Taking Off!

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Tanks and barrels at Blackstone Brewing in Nashville.

More 502 Brews on the road, this time in Music City USA. Here’s an excerpt and a link below to the full article.

Sure, if you go to Nashville you’re going to hear some country music. You don’t even have to try. It’s like they issue your brain a chorus of “Forever and Ever, Amen” just for entering the city limits.

But on my recent trip to Nashville, I did my best to drown out the yee-haw with some local craft beer. As recently as 10 years ago, I’d rarely, if ever, encounter a local beer when trolling Nashville bars and eateries. These days you’ll find a Yazoo Dos Perros or a Blackstone Nut Brown lurking in one of the taps pretty much wherever you go.

I checked out five different breweries while in Nashville, and my experience got me thinking that there seem to be two very distinctive types of microbreweries these days: Those focusing on classic styles and making sure to appeal to a broad audience, and those really going for it and creating original, complex brews for the adventurous palate. …

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