East Nashville's Favorite Craft Beers

August 11, 2017

Fall always has us looking for the perfect craft beer to sip by the bonfire at night. While it’s still steamy outside in Nashville, the weather will be cooling before you know it and soon, autumn nights will be upon us. However, you don't have to wait for a season to enjoy a glass of a quality craft beer. We’ve rounded up some new and some old standbys of craft beer that you might want to try soon.

Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

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Brewed using tons of intense hops, this beer is boiled for a full 60 minutes, adding more than 60 hop additions continuously to create a bold and timeless flavor. Continually hopped to deliver a pungently, citrusy, grassy hop flavor without being crushingly bitter, 60 Minute IPA has become a favorite for the craft enthusiast.

“The most balanced IPA on the market.” -Wall Street Journal
 

Fat Bottom Firestarter Smoked Pumpkin Porter

Some craft beer drinkers are vehemently against pumpkin beer, but Firestarter is a breed of its own. Fat Bottom uses pecan smoked malt and real pumpkin in this fall favorite. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla round out the flavors without making them taste fake or perfumey.

Fat Bottom has only been open since 2011, but the beer has garnered a huge name for itself.
 

Tailgate Beer Peanut Butter Milk Stout

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Tailgate Beer is known for their rotation of seasonally appropriate beers while maintaining a “Core 4” of year-round brews. Peanut Butter Milk Stout can be found all year and rightfully so. It’s a little bitter, a little sweet (but not overly), a with a light body for a stout.

Brewed right here in Nashville, TN, ya’ll!
 

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA

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Some say there were few ways to improve Sculpin’s already unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements this IPA’s citrusy hop character. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. 

Won Gold at 2016 US Beer Open
 

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

While many companies boast some form of Oktoberfest beer, Sierra Nevada goes a unique route. Each year, they partner with a different German brewer to create their seasonal brew. This year the beer will be a festival beer true to their style- a rich malt flavor and German-grown whole-cone hops.

Sierra Nevada emphasizes the importance of sustainability with their brand.
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