Two New Brew Events on Tap: Nashville Beer Festival and 12 South Winter Warmer

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As I mentioned earlier this summer, Nashvillians apparently cannot get enough of beer festivals. Two new brew fests — Nashville Beer Festival and the 12 South Winter Warmer — are scheduled over the next couple months, so mark your calendars for some happy hoppy fun.

First up is the Nashville Beer Festival, which will be held 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 in Riverfront Park. In addition to the principal sponsor, Frugal MacDoogal, all four major local beer distributorships are on board as supporters. Attendees will be able to sample over 100 brews from more than 50 particpating brewers, including Boscos, Blackstone, Calfkiller, New Belgium, Brooklyn, Stoudt's, Chattanooga, Starr Hill, Caldera, Kona, Innis & Gunn, Red Hook, Ft. Collins, Widmer, Magic Hat, Butternuts, Atlanta, Bold City, Hat Trick, Nashvillion and Broadcast.

There will also be live musical entertainment throughout the festival. From the official website:

The Beer Fest promises to be a memorable event — great craft brew, fine food, beer girls, sports bar tents with football, games and contests, live music, beer schwag, vendors, cigar tent and more — a virtual bonanza for beer lovers.

The $30 Beer Fest ticket includes the Beer Fest on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m.; unlimited tastings of over 100 beers, many of them exclusive to the festival; the beer sampler pint glass; festivities; and the concert Saturday night.

The $50 VIP ticket includes: the Friday Night VIP Event on Music

Tickets are available at the festival website.

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As the weather turns cooler, drinkers' palates turn to seasonal beers. The 12 South Winter Warmer will be held in Sevier Park in the 12South neighborhood on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The cork dorks at Midtown Wine and Spirits are the sponsors of this event, which will be limited to only 750 attendees. Musical fun will be provided by local horn band Halfbrass and food will be available from local vendors including Mr. Pink's current addiction, Jonbalaya, and 12 South Taproom.

We hear that while the fest is outdoors, much of the action will take place in cozy heated tents. Head here for a list of participating breweries and here to learn more information about the festival.

Tickets will go on sale Oct. 14, and remember they are limited to just 750 so get yours early.

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