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Roadhouse Brewing Company, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has began distributing their beers in Colorado and have announced their participation with the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF). They will have a beer dinner pairing with Euclid Hall, and release exclusive tap takeovers, custom branded beer bike + Volkswagen bus, and collaboration of late night cocktails + bites with Death & Co., Roadhouse’s co-founder Colby Cox and chef/restaurateur Gavin of Jackson Hole’s Fine Dining Restaurant Group will offer a taste from the brewery at the annual world class beer gathering.
The Wyoming brewery has expanded distribution in the last year by going state wide in their home of Wyoming, and have landed in other states such as Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Southern California. They were award the B Corporation Certification for the brewery’s commitment to social and environmental performances. They are preparing to open Roadhouse Pub & Eatery in Jackson Hole this Fall. New releases will also be hitting shelves, and they are thrilled to participate in the GABF to introduce their ever-growing brand.
If you are attending the GABF, this is the following schedule before & during the festival:
September 17-23: Go to 5280 Burger Bar for their Tap Takeover
Six taps will be at this location. Favorites include:
Wilson, West Side IPA
Trout Whistle, Pale Ale
Avarice and Greed, Bottle-Conditioned Belgian Golden Ale
Mountain Jame Vol. 2, Hazy Mango IPA
Sweet Potato Porter
Siren Seduction, Barrel-Aged Belgium Strong
September 18: Falling Rock Tap House, Tap Takeover, 4pm-6pm
Roadhouse’s custom Volkswagen bus will be outside the Falling Rock Tap House. Follow pours include:
Raspberry Beret, Fruited Saison
Tower of the Castle, Barrel-Aged Porter
Family Vacation, Crushable Blonde Ale
September 19: Euclid Hall Beer Dinner, 6pm-9pm
Roadhouse co-founder & acclaimed chef/restaurateur Gaven Fine & Euclid Hall’s executive chef Sarah Cloyd for the beer pairing dinner at Larimer Square from Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch. The RBCo will have the following six varietals:
Mountain Jam Vol. 1, Hazy IPA
Siren’s Seduction, Barrel-Aged Belgium Strong
Tower of the Castle, Barel-Aged Porter
Sacred Brett, Barrel-Aged Fruited Brett Saison
Family Vacation, Crushable Blonde Ale
September 20: Stout Street Social – RBCo Sacred Brett Beer Tasting
An afternoon of tasting before the first GABF Session 1. The RBCo unreleased Sacred Brett, a barrel-aged fruited Brett saison will be there.
September 20-21: Hayters & Co. Post-GABF Tap Takeover, 10pm-close
RBCO’s custom beer bike will be there with a static handle pouring:
Family Vacation, Crushable Blonde Ale
Raspberry Beret, Fruited Saison
Mountain Jam Vol. 2, Hazy Mango IPA
September 20: Death & Co. – Late Night Beer Cocktails + Bites, 10pm-2am
Located at the Vauxhall at The Rambel Hotel with a live DJ, Roadhouse beers, small bites, & beer cocktails with Death & Co.
September 21: Cheba Hut – Beer Tasting, 1pm-3pm
Sample pours with the team:
Sweet Potato Porter
Raspberry Beret, Fruited Saison
Tower of the Caste, Barrel-Aged Porter
September 20 + 21
GABF Session 1 & 2, 5:30pm-10:00pm
PAIRED Food + Beer Tasting, 5:30pm-9:00pm
If you can’t make it to the event, you can always look for these beers in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and California.
You can always make a trip and go to their brewery:
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No plans for Saturday night? Want a chance to enjoy good music, award-winning Tennessee whisky, beautiful scenery, and amazing food? Join George Dickel Porch Session at the Cascade Hollow Distillery on September 8th, 2018, to listen to Lucie Silvas.
Lucie Silva’s featured album E.G.O. Photo Credit: Furthest Point Label
Lucie Silvas is a British singer-songwriter who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Her music style gives you a country feel mixed with pop and contemporary vibes. Her musical influences are Fleetwood Mac, the Carpenters, and Carole King, on her list of many. She’s opened for country music artist’s Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Chris Stapleton.
Tennessee Brew Works will also be in attendance to serve the TENN. NO. 12 Belgian Style Quad Aged Ale aged in George Dickel barrels.
Grab some friends, check out the music presented by BMI. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on their website. Event is held from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm. The show will open with Thomas Csorba while attendees drink George Dickel cocktails and beer. All in attendance must be 21 and older.
The Sixth Annual Music City Food + Wine Festival announced their return to Nashville on September 14-16, 2018. This year, Carla Hall, Andrew Zimmern, and Anne Burrell, to name a few, join the festivities from the amazing lineup with an addition of acclaimed chefs Billy Durney, Matt Hyland, & Graydon Atchle, with also James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalists Ford Fry and Matt McClure to the Harvest Night line-up. The festival will have a dynamic line-up of intimate panel discussions, tasting sessions, and book signing schedules to fit every wine palate and plate attendee.
The new edition of chefs to this year’s festival, including the Harvest Night line-up, will get any festivalgoer, whether a beginner or connoisseur, up to speed with knowledge on essential dishes, vital drinks, Italy’s wine regions and grape variations, and much more. People will be leaving this festival wanting to share their knowledge with their family and friends at their next dinner party.
Music City Food + Wine Festival tickets are still available for both Friday night, September 14th, and Saturday, September 15th, with individual tickets being sold. There is a limited number of Gospel Brunch Tickets still available for purchase for Sunday, September 16th. All in attendance must be 21 years or older. Each Friday night and Saturday tickets cost $165 per person and includes the single day access to the festival programs for that day. The Gospel Brunch tickets cost $85 per person for Sunday.
Friday night’s ticket will give festivalgoers access from 6pm-10pm with a Friday Night Throwdown featuring Anne Burrell & Predator’s Roman Josi & P.K. Subban vs. Tim Love & Titan’s Taylor Lewan and Marcus Mariota. An Official Drink of Nashville competition will be held on top of an evening with 80+ cocktails, beer, wine, and culinary tasting + Martin’s BBQ & Friends Live Fire access. Ticket price inclusive of all food and beverages.
Saturday will be held from 11am-4pm with a full schedule of cooking demos & panel discussions with local and national top chefs, experts, & sommeliers. The day will be filled with 80+ beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings + Martins’ BBQ & Friends Live fire access. The ticket price inclusive of all food and beverages.
Gospel Brunch will be from 12pm-2pm with a lineup from restaurants’ and chefs’ favorite Southern classics, including the most creative brunch cuisine with cocktails, wine, coffee, and a live gospel performance to lift your souls.
Music City Food + Wine Festival was started by GRAMMY-award winning artists, Kings of Leon, who are reside in Nashville, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management’s Ken Levitvan and Andy Mendelsohn, and Austin-based C3 Presents- producer of Lollapalooz in Chicago’s Grant Park, and Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin’s Zilker Park.
FOOD & WINE is the ultimate to-know on what’s new in food, drinks, travel, design, & entertainment. It has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Snapchat. They also include a monthly magazine in print and digital, a website foodandwine.com; a books division; plus, newsletters, clubs, events, dinnerware, and cookware.
Everything and all things German is coming to Nashville in October at Blackstone Brewing Company. Back again is their annual Oktoberfest being held at the taproom! Dress in your best lederhosen or dirndel for the festivities. There will be plenty of traditional German food, music, games, and of course, beer! Nashville Brewing Company returns again with their Festbier and Helles Lager, as well as, your personal favorites from Blackstone Brewing.
Place this datum on your kalendar: October 6th, 2018 from 4-8pm at Blackstone Brewing Company’s location 2312 Clifton Ave., Nashville, TN
Jackalope Brewing Company opened their second location in Nashville, TN at 429B Houston Street, in the neighborhood of Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. Official opening was August 25th, it will house their production brewery, taproom, and private event space, also known as “The Ranch.”
Founder/CEO Bailey Spaulding stated, “We are so excited for all of our hard work to come to fruition. This brewery is a representation of where we are now – we’ve grown so much, not only in volume but also creatively. We’ve had a lot of fun in the past seven years, and I think the Ranch will really showcase that.”
“Jackalope is looking forward to working towards statewide distribution,” said COO and Co-Owner Steve Wright, “with our new facility and brewhouse, that is now a possibility.”
Pic by: Jackalope Brewing
The original Jackalope location will reside at the 8th Avenue location, known as “The Den”, to create small-batch specialty beers, those that will be held at that taproom.
The Bikers Who Care Organization (BCW) will host Downtown Commons Oktoberfest for its inaugural year in Clarksville, Tennessee. The event will be held at Downtown Commons on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 2-10pm. Bring out your favorite German/Bavarian costume from the back of your closet to make it your must wear outfit to the festival activities. This event is held for the whole family with events such as Stein Hoist competition, Wiener Dog races, and Brat eating contest that will occur throughout the day. The entry fee is $5 for everyone 10 and over. Anyone wanting to enter the events will pay a $20 fee for registration.
The traditional Bavarian Bier Garden will have a variety of fall and German style brews from Ajax Miller Lite and The Hand Family Company, Budweiser of Clarksville. Food vendors such as Gray’s Smoke Barbecue and Fairview Fried are a few to name that will be there for all your barbecue and fried food needs. For the kids, there will be a kid’s zone that will consist of a full-size Ferris wheel, carousel, carnival games, inflatables, face painting, and more.
The BCW is a non-profit organization made up of motorcycle enthusiasts that support The Dream Factory of Clarksville, TN, fully sponsoring Camp Rainbow- a summer camp for seriously ill children. The BCW President Bill Langford said, “The BWC has been in the business of raising money for children’s charities for over 37 years. For 15 years we have done a Haunted House in October and this year we wanted to replace it with a new event at the beautiful Downtown Commons. This perfect venue and the support of the community will bring back an Oktoberfest festival for everyone in the community to come out and enjoy.”’
Pictured Left to Right: Jeff Turner (Ajax Distributing), Jim Durrett (Montgomery County Major), Bill Langford (BWC President), Charles Hand (Hand Family Company)
Montgomery County Major Jim Durrett expressed excitement for the event saying, “When I was told BWC was bringing back Oktoberfest and bringing it to the Downtown Commons I was high-fiving everyone,” Durrett said. “As you well know, everything that the BWC does, they do it with class. Oktoberfest is the perfect event for the Commons. It’s fun for all ages and creates such a festive environment. I can’t wait to see all the smiling faces of Montgomery County enjoying the ‘heart’ of our community, our downtown.”
Bring your family and friends for an unforgettable fun Oktoberfest!
Think about all the times you’ve sat down to a burger and a beer. You ‘most always associate it with a good feeling, one of those basic All-American pleasures, right? And, if it happens to be an insanely delicious burger coupled with a phenomenal craft brew, you’ve hit the happiness jackpot.
We found that happy place at Stout burgers and beer, a boutique, Los Angeles-based chain that’s found a home in Brentwood, Tennessee. Set up as a neighborhood gastro-pub, Stout offers thirty compelling craft beers on tap and some of the best burgers you’ll ever eat.
Pictured Front: R.T.B. ; Back left: Mornin After; Back right: The Stout
The secret is in beef, a 50/50 blend of chuck and brisket, freshly ground in-house daily, liberally seasoned and griddled on a flattop. The result, a richly flavored patty then gets stacked with incredible ingredients on a locally baked, soft but sturdy bun.
The namesake, Stout Burger (featured pic), comes with components you identify with a terrific steak: onions that have been caramelized for seven hours to a dark candied amber, roasted tomatoes, bacon sparked with rosemary, gruyere and blue cheeses, and a smidge of horseradish cream. Crowned with rosemary bacon and a sunny egg, the Morning After burger will bring you back from the hangover abyss, especially with the chipotle ketchup to wake you up. In both, the ratio of meat to topping to bun is spot-on; the patty is cooked to a juicy pink with a crusty char. Or in two words: Burger Perfection.
The Low and Slow Chicken Burger
Chicken burgers get special treatment, too. No dry patties, the free-range poultry is freshly ground, seasoned and griddled to the right doneness. The Low and Slow takes on the best of barbecue, piling on slaw, aged cheddar, crispy onions, fire-roasted chilis and the house ‘cue sauce. Try the R.T.B.—that’s short for Release the Bracken—chef Bracken being the creator of this particular fiery dish. Inspired by Nashville hot chicken, but in no way attempting to mimic it, Bracken’s recipe layers the bird with smoked mozzarella, dill pickles, lettuce and chili aioli. It delivers.
You can get any burger “Stout Skinny”—that is, forget the bun, and enjoy your burger atop a salad. We like the simplicity of the arugula dressed in olive oil and lemon, parmesan and onion crisps. The staff will make sure you have a little extra dipping sauce on the side.
Pic by: Stout Burger and Beer
The menu gives general guidelines for beer pairings, but operational manager Caleb Thorne likes to engage you, find out what you like, and make suggestions. You can get any draft in a 4 ounce pour—optimal for sampling. We love seeing several Tennessee favorites in his 30-tap line-up: Bearded Iris, Tailgate, Wiseacre, Mantra Ales. Our preferences run the gamut: Dogfish Head’s 120 Minute IPA, bold enough for the Low and Slow; Anderson Valley’s smooth Cerveza Crema to accompany the Morning After; La Trappe’s amazing Quadrupel from Holland stands strong alongside the Stout burger, and Perennial’s Owen, a Belgian-style saison, does right by the R.T.B.
For all-purpose Stout drinking and dining, we recommend the Belgian golden ale, La Chouffe. An unfiltered blond brewed with coriander and refermented in the keg, its mild yet balanced tastes of spice, fruit and hop make it ideal with any burger.
We like Thorne’s observation. “When you’re drinking a great brew, it’s like you’re sipping intelligence.”
To that, we’ll add: when you’re eating a Stout burger, you’re taking a bite of happiness.
Published by: Kim Stanley from CANarchy Craft Brewery
Longmont, CO, CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective announces the release of CANarchy Mixed Pack, VOL.1, that will consist of compilation of 12 greatest hits.
CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective was founded in 2015 to collaborate with like-minded brewers to bring quality and innovative flavors to beer drinkers, and by also keeping to being known as independent craft beer. The list of craft breweries, partially funded by Fireman Capital Partners, include the following: Oskar Blues Brewery, Perrin Brewing Company, Cigar City Brewing, Squatter Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery, Deep Ellum Brewing Company, and Three Weavers Brewing Company. CANarchy has become the #1 provider for American craft beers in cans with vale to distributors, retailers, and beer drinkers. On the 2017 Top 50 United States Craft Brewers list, CANarachy was ranked #9 based on sales volume. The top selling beers Cigar City Brewing’s Jai Alai IPA is #1, and Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale is #2 sold craft cans in the U.S. Grocery. CANarchy platform reaches out to all 5o U.S. States, Washington D.C., and parts of 19 other countries.
The Volume 1 pack set to release starting September 1st in North Carolina and Florida markets.
The assortment of brews will be from the Sunshine State’s favorite IPA, a hoppy Pale Ale from Colorado, a Black Ale from the Mitten State, and a Double IPA from Utah. The Volume 1 consists of the following brews:
Cigar City Brewing’s Jai Alai IPA–The top selling beer, this citrus, 7.5% ABV brew features six different types of hops with a rich malt character. This beer is a score of 99 on Ratebeer.
Oskar Blues Brewery’s Dale’s Pale–Original craft beer in a can, a fistful of flavor at 6.5% ABV.
Perrin Brewing’s Black Ale–Don’t be fooled, this counter-intutuive beer pours dark, but drinks like a summer afternoon. Light with full of flavor at 5.8% ABV.
Hop Rising by Squatters Craft Beers–Utah’s intense, dry-hopped IPA balanced with smoothness and malts. This hoppy IPA is a 9% ABV.
CANarchy’s mission is to stay consistent, high-quality beers for craft beer drinkers everywhere with keeping companies as independent breweries. Stay on top of where this mixed pack is near you with BeerFinder
Memphis Made Brewing is hosting “Plunge to Expunge”, Thursday, August 30th, from 5:30pm-8pm to team up with justice advocacy group, Just City, to help qualified people expunge their criminal records.
Comedian Katrina Coleman will MC the event while guests can dunk the dunkees, whom include: One Family Memphis executive director Reggie Davis, CBS Sports national columnist and radio host Gary Parrish, and I love Memphis blogger Holly Whitfield.
Josh Spickler throwing the first throw at Plunge to Expunge 2017. Photo by: Brandon Dill
In order to clean up a criminal record in Tennessee, a fee of $280 is required when a qualified person has met all the states requirements, according to Just City. The Clean Slate Fund, held by the organization, helps on the behalf of those qualified who can’t afford to pay their own fees. The fund is supported by private donations. If you are interested in supporting Just City, go to this link Just City