Wandering Beer Hunter



It's a barley and hops edition of the Wandering Wino this weekend. We know y'all will be pouring all your wine and liquor into non-glass containers to get it into Steeplechase anyway. So remember, lots of beers already come in convenient aluminum containers.

West Meade Wine and Liquor Mart is kicking off the weekend with an in-store beer tasting this afternoon from 4 to 7. They'll be featuring craft high-gravity brews from Fort Collins, New Belgium and Victory Brewing companies.

Victory Brewing Co. "Helious Ale" — $4.99 per Bomber
Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout — $7.99 per Bomber
Fort Collins Incredible Hop Imperial IPA — $8.99 per Bomber
New Belgium Lips of Faith "Cocoa Mole" — $9.99 per Bomber

They'll also be offering these beers at 10 percent off during the duration of the tasting event.

Rhizome Productions, the folks behind the East Nashville Beer Festival and the Winter Warmer are presenting the inaugural Brew at the Zoo coming up on June 1 from 6:30 until 11:00 p.m.; 100% of the proceeds go to help the Nashville Zoo, and tickets are on sale now for $50 at the event's website.

Here are the details from the people at Rhizome:

Animals, live music, local food trucks, and 75 craft beers are on tap at this unique after-hours event.

At Brew at the Zoo, guests can wander the Entry Village, Festival Field and African Savannah exhibit areas while sampling beer from more than 25 craft breweries. The Zoo’s hyacinth macaw, meerkat, white-cheeked gibbon, siamang, elephant and giraffe exhibits will be open until sundown with keepers available to answer guests’ questions. Other activities on tap for the evening include dinner from food truck favorites, rides on the Wild Animal Carousel and trips through the Zoo’s DinoTrek exhibit (additional fees apply).

Brew tickets can also be used for half off admission at Nashville Zoo throughout the month of June. A limited number of designated driver tickets are available for $15. This event is for adults ages 21 and over, and children will not be allowed to attend the event. For more information, visit www.nashvillezoo.org or www.brewatthezoonashville.com. Brew at the Zoo is presented by Ajax Turner, M.L Rose Craft Beer and Burgers, Blackstone Brewing Company, and Industrial Strength Marketing.

Sounds like a good time for a great cause, so jump on those tickets.

And remember to use sunscreen and good sense at Steeplechase tomorrow!

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