5 To Try: Beer
Sip on some of the newest suds from our favorite local brewers this spring.
Written By: Erin B. Murray
Photographers: The Tennessean
In honor of the changing of the Tennessee state law that now allows local breweries to produce higher alcohol beers, this heady brew comes in at 7.5% ABV, and sports a label created by local print maker (and neighbor of the brewery) Isle of Printing.
TN Brew Works — 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, TN 37203; 615-436-0050; tnbrew.com
Mantra brewmaster Derrick Morse crafted this rich and decadent milk stout as a tribute to a close friend of the brewing community, Jeff Gish, who passed away after battling kidney cancer. The flavors of caramel, vanilla, and peanut mimic Gish’s favorite candy flavors.
Mantra Artisan Ale — 216 Noah Dr, Ste 140, Franklin, TN 37064; 615-628-8776; mantraartisanales.com
Now available in cans, this refreshing IPA from TailGate Brewery offers the right balance of citrus and hops. Pick up a six-pack at the brewery’s expansive West Nashville facility or at the Midtown location on Demonbreun. TailGate Brewery — 7300 Charlotte Pk, Nashville, TN 37209 / 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203; tailgatebeer.com
Music City Light
Owned by several local bar owners, this is a light, crisp, refreshing beer made in Nashville (and for and by Nashville)—meaning it’s the one you want to order when you’re out on Broadway. Music City Beer Co. — musiccitybeerco.com
5 Points IPA
The Belgian-inspired local brewery Black Abbey started canning a few of their year-round beers last spring, so you can now tote a six-pack of their West Coast style favorite to your next cook-out. Black Abbey — 2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204; 615-755-0070; blackabbeybrewing.com