Second Annual Nashville Craft Beer Week Looks to Be Even Bigger and Better



Get ready to get crafty, Nashville. March 18-24 will officially be Craft Beer Week here in Music City, and the organizers have pulled out all the stops to draw attention to the prodigious amount of opportunities our city offers to enjoy great beer. Put together by a team of volunteers led by Matt Leff of Rhizome Productions, the man behind the East Nashville Beer Festival and the Winter Warmer, this year's calendar is jam-packed with events you won't want to miss.

Highlights include beer dinners at Lockeland Table, City House and Rolf and Daughters and a craft beer brunch at ML Rose in Sylvan Park, which I'm told may be the most fun event of the entire week. Apparently, after a week of hard work, volunteers and beer reps really let their hair down at brunch and share some of the best beer they've sampled during the week. Last year, these beer dinners sold out within minutes of being offered, so keep checking back at the website for the announcement of on-sale dates.

In addition to the restaurants, many of your favorite watering holes will be participating by offering special deals on craft beers and holding "tap takeover" events where a particular brewery is highlighted for an evening.

If you are a restaurant or bar owner (we know you all read this blog so you can hear what anonymous strangers think of your life's work) and you'd like to participate, all you have to do is plan an event and email Matt at, and he'll add you to the calendar. Even if a bar just wants to offer 50 cents off on draft craft for a Happy Hour, they are welcome to be a part of Nashville Craft Beer Week.

The East Nashville Beer Festival will also take place during that week, so keep an eye here for more information about what I personally think is one of the premier beer tasting events in town. Get your pint glasses ready and draw straws to pick a designated driver!

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