I always have high hopes of getting to a lot of breweries when I’m at a conference, but it rarely happens. If you have more free time than I do, I hope you can hoist one for me. Or just grab me and make me come with you!

Downtown breweries

Czanns (no website, Facebook, Twitter)

Pronounced “Zahnz”, they specialize in “easy to drink beers that don’t try to blow your head off with hops.” They’re open Thu Fri 4pm to 8pm, Sat 12pm to 8pm, and Sun 12pm to 6pm. 505 Lea Ave., .4 miles/9 minute walk from the MCC.

Tennessee Brew Works (Twitter, taproom Twitter)

They just released the first in their “Tennessee Sessions” series of lower-alcohol brews – American Pale Session Ale. The taproom is open Thu 4pm to 8pm, closed Friday 8/8 for a wedding, open Sat 2pm to 8pm, and Sun 2pm to 6pm. 809 Ewing Ave., .6 miles/12 minute walk from the MCC.

Jackalope Brewing Company (Twitter, Instagram)

The first female-owned brewery in Tennessee, they have tours on Saturday afternoon. The taproom is open Fri 4pm to 8pm, Sat 12pm to 8pm, and Sun 2pm to 6pm. 701 8th Avenue South, .6 miles/13 minute walk from the MCC.

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No relation, I swear.
(Photo by Jackalope Brew, Instagram)

Yazoo Brewery (Twitter, taproom Twitter, Instagram)

Your can get your first taste of Yazoo at the airport at their Craft Beer on the Fly kiosk in Concourse C. “You can get a pint and either enjoy it there at the kiosk or take it anywhere in the airport (inside security, and not into any other bar).  We also have t-shirts and other swag for sale, if you forgot to pick up some Yazoo gear while you were in town. “

I tried to get to the taproom on my last trip to Nashville, but my friends, Ben Martin of Online Community Results and Teri Carden of ReviewMyAMS.com, arrived too late – they had already stop serving. The taproom is open Wednesday through Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from noon to 6pm. Ben recommends the Hop Project IPA. The bar also sells locally sourced cheese, spiced nuts and beer bread. They run tours on Saturday. 910 Division St. in The Gulch, .7 miles/16 minute walk from the MCC.

Flying Saucer (Twitter)

I love the Flying Saucer in Raleigh and I definitely loved the one I ended up in with a bunch of friends in Nashville. Monday is pint night and, according to their website, “damn near all the pints are just $3.” Ben describes it as “50+ taps in an old train station with a nice covered porch.” His insider’s tip: “If they have it, get a Kentucky Bourbon Ale. It’s aged 6 weeks in bourbon barrels. OMG so good.”

Teri’s tips is for the non-beer drinkers. “Ask for the raspberry lambic and add a shot of chocolate stout.” Oh yeah. 111 10th Avenue S. in Union Station, .4 miles/8 minute walk from the MCC.

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A thing of beauty
(Photo by Yazoobrew, Instagram)

Farther off yet still in Nashville

Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery (Twitter)

Known for their St. Charles Porter. 1918 West End Ave. in West End, 1.6 miles/8 minute drive from the MCC.

Fat Bottom Brewing (Twitter)

Located in the historic former home of Fluffo Mattress in East Nashville, they have an outdoor beer garden in addition to the bar area. The taproom is open Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 10pm, and Saturday noon to 10pm. Tours on Saturday at 5pm. 900 Main St. in East Nashville, 2.6 miles/11 minute drive from the MCC

Black Abbey Brewery (Twitter, Fellowship Hall Twitter)

Specializing in Belgian-style ales and inspired by the community, fellowship and “drinking for joy” that Martin Luther espoused, the taproom aka Fellowship Hall is set with long, communal tables in a cathedral-like bar. It’s open Thursday and Friday 3:30pm to 8:00pm, and Saturday 2:00pm to 8:00pm. 2952 Sidco Dr. in Berry Hill, 5.5 miles/10 minute drive from the MCC.

Little Harpeth Brewing Company (Twitter)

No taproom yet but look for their German-style lagers in other bars, a perfect style for the summer. 30 Oldham St. in East Nashville, 2.2 miles/9 minute drive from the MCC.

Cheers! Slainte! Sveiks!

This is the seventh in a series of posts about Nashville for ASAE Annual Meeting attendees. Thanks to the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, I received complimentary registration and accommodations during the 2014 digitalNow conference – giving me an excuse to spend more of my money on Southern food and craft cocktails.