Craft Breweries Making A Splash In Nashville

Posted at 6:12 PM, Aug 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-13 19:46:55-04

As Nashville has continued to grow with people moving to the city every single day and new buildings constantly being constructed, the beer scene has also been growing. 

East Nashville Beer Works opened for business in August, joining in on the craft brew craze.

"We're up to about 20 in the Middle Tennessee area, the majority of which are in the Nashville area," Sean Jewett, head brewer and co-owner of East Nashville Beer Works, said. "We wanted a taproom that was going to be open seven days a week. We wanted to brew a good, clean beer." 

The hope has been that all of the new beers will capture the taste buds of beer lovers in Nashville and visitors from around the globe. 

"I think it's just a renaissance in general across the U.S. in terms of better food, better beer. You know, it's just time," Jewett explained. 

Many Nashville breweries have been producing beer for decades, but compared to the rest of the country, Music City still has a lot of room to grow.

"Nashville's just kind of catching up," Jewett said. "You go up to Michigan and there's brewery after brewery after brewery." 

While the beer made in Nashville is no joke for beer lovers, they're always searching for a new taste, which East Nashville Beer Works has been working every day to accomplish.

"There's a lot of expectation to try to provide some interesting, unique flavors," Jewett said, adding that he tries to work local ingredients into his beer. "Our Muro Miel is brewed with local honey. We get that from Johnson's Honey Farm, just up the road on Dickerson Road." 

Beers like Woodland Street IPA, Cumberland Punch, and Young Hickory all hint at the Nashville connection, and at the end of the day, that's what this new brewery is all about: making a connection to the community.

"We're not a bar. We're a brewery with a taproom. We have food. We want it to be a family space where you can come and bring your family and have a good time," Jewett said.

East Nashville Beer Works has been scheduled to be open seven days a week. Click here for more information.