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2018 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide

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While the Craft Brewers Conference is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable education from the multitude of sessions and seminars, as brewers we know the real fun comes with the after-parties surrounding the conference. To help you navigate the week-long schedule of tap takeovers, beer dinners, special releases and more surrounding CBC we put together a day-by-day external events guide. Use the menu below to quickly navigate to the corresponding day.

Additionally we will be updating this guide throughout the week, so if we missed an event be sure to shoot us a message.

 

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 Back to top

12-8pm | Outdoor Cask Bar @ Black Abbey Brewing – 2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: Outdoor Cask Conditioned Bar featuring guest cask beers from across the country taking place from 12-8pm every day beginning April 28 through May 4.

Beers: Calfkiller Brewing Company, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Gypsy Circus Cider, Hi-Wire Brewing, MadTree Brewing , Mill Creek Brewing, Straight to Ale, Tailgate Beer, Wicked Weed Brewing 


12-8pm | Jackalope Brewing 7th Birthday  @ Jackalope Brewing – 701 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 

What: Jackalope Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Party

Beer Releases: Dog Beers Session IPA hopped with Maverick and Cashmere hops. Available in 4-pack x 16oz cans to go.


7-10pm | Northside CBC Kickoff – NH Mead Meets SE Asia ft: Moonlight Meadery @ Blossom & Cellar Door Cavern – 750 W Main St, Suite B, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075

What: One of the country’s more highly acclaimed meaderys in the country brings a special Thai-Lao food and mead pairing dinner to Blossom & Cellar Door Cavern in nearby Hendersonville. Tickets $75 contact [email protected]om to reserve a spot.

Mead: Moonlight’s Blossom aged in Samuel Adams Utopias barrels that have also housed Moonlight’s Utopian mead.


Sunday, April 29, 2018 Back to top

12-6pm | Yazoo Funk Fest @ Yazoo Brewing -910 Division St
Nashville, Tennessee 37203 – SOLD OUT

Yazoo Embrace the Funk Cases
Photo Courtesy of Kandi Cook Photography

What: The 6th Annual celebration of sour and wild beers including over 70 breweries from across the country.

Beer Releases: Cuvee de Funk Fest in 750ml bottles


4-7pm | Collaboration Beer Release with Meddlesome Brewing @ East Nashville Beer Works – 320 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, Tennessee 37207

What: East Nashville Beer Works has collaborated with Memphis’ Meddlesome Brewing on a slightly hoppy American Wheat, with Citra, Mosaic, and Mango and Passion Fruit. Attendees will also receive a pint glass from each brewery.


5-8pm | Surly Brewing’s The Opening Act @ Craft Brewed – 2502 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: Surly Brewing is kicking off CBC week by hosting a partial tap takeover at Nashville’s best bottle shop Craft Brewed.

Beers: Furious, Hell, Coffee Bender, TODD – The Axe Man IPA, Xtra-Citra, BA Darkness 2016, BA Ten, BA Pentagram, Misanthrope, Eleven


5-11pm | K + K Beer Week CBC Kickoff Party & Welcome Party @ Keller + Kuchina – 1300 3rd Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37208

What: Keller + Kuchina will kick off a week of beer programming with a cocktail, beer and Snack Menu deal for $25. At 7om, Keller + Kuchina’s taps will feature beers from Whiner Beer. La Trappe and Brussels Beer Project. $25 includes two beers and unlimited grazing.

Beers: Whiner – TBD | Brussels Beer Project – Delta IPA, Red My Lips, Grosse Bertha, Babylone, True False, Jungle Joy | La Trappe – King’s Day


Monday, April 30, 2018 Back to top

8-10am | Proper Irish Breakfast @ Tennessee Brew Works – 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Enjoy a proper Irish Breakfast at Tennessee Brew Works featuring Chef Jay Mitchell and collaboration partner, Guinness Brewing Co.

Beer: Tennessee Brew Works and Guinness have collaborated on Sinsear, an Imperial Irish Red aged in George Dickel Tennessee Whisky No. 12 whiskey barrels.


10am-3pm | CBC Kickoff Party @ TailGate Beer -7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

What: General kickoff party featuring specialty and small batch releases from TailGate Beer.

Beer: TBD


11-1am | Bell’s Brewery’s Eccentric Cafe Experience @ City Tap Nashville – 204 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Get the Kalamazoo taproom experience as Bell’s Brewery takes over City Tap Nashville with a full lineup of beers.

Beer: Amber Ale / Two Hearted Ale / Lager of the Lakes  / Kalamazoo Stout  / Porter  / Oberon Ale / Oarsmen Berlinerweisse / Cherry Stout  / Raspberry Wild One / Special Double Cream Stout / Black Note  / Double BBA Expedition Stout  / Port Barrel Aged Expedition Stout  / Third Coast Old Ale  / Captain Long Haul (Rum Barrel Aged Black Note) / Expedition Stout  / Hell Hath No Fury  / Traverse City Whiskey Aged Porter  / Batch 5000 (Smoked Old Ale, brewed in released in Jan 2002)


12-8pm | Pop-Up Bar @ Flying Saucer Nashville – 111 10th Ave S, Ste 310, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Drake’s and Modern Times will have a pop-up bar set up serving their beers at the Flying Saucer Nashville from Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3.

Beer: TBA


12-9pm | Shuck Yeah! Beer Pairings All Week @ Henrietta Red’s – 1200 4th avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: Beer & oyster pairings from Bearded Iris and Creature Comforts from Monday, May 30 through Friday, May 4.

Beer: TBA


12-10pm | 312 Takes over 615 @ 312 Pizza Company – 371 Monroe St, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: Two Brothers Brewing CompanyRevolution BrewingHalf Acre Beer Company & others will be repping Chi Town at 312 Pizza all week long with a Chicago beers tap takeover.

Beer: TBA


2-9pm | Hot Chicken Night @ New Heights Brewing – 928 5th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Enjoy Bolton’s Nashville Hot Chicken with a pop-up at New Heights Brewing.


3-7pm | TN Brew Works at The Filling Station East – 904 Main St # B, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: A showcase of three Tennessee Brew Works’ collaboration beers

Beers: Windsor and Eton Brewery Collaboration – a trans-continental pale ale/session IPA. /
Guinness Collaboration – Imperial Irish Red aged in George Dickel Tennessee Whisky No 12 whiskey barrels. / Monday Night Brewing Collaboration – Peach IPA


3-8pm | The Possum’s Patio Party @ The George Jones – 128 2nd Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: A tap takeover featuring limited distro beers including breweries:  Half Acre Beer CompanyTrimTab Brewing CompanyModern Times BeerCaldera Brewing CompanySurly Brewing CompanyWestbrook Brewing CompanyJackalope Brewing CompanyLawson’s Finest LiquidsUpland Brewing Company, and Green Man Brewery.

Beer: TBA


3-11pm | Beer from Here, An Assortment of Tennessee’s Finest @ Craft Brewed – 2502 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: Nashville’s best bottle shop is dedicating its 32 tap wall all to Tennessee’s best beers and breweries.

Beer: TBA


4-7pm | Order of the Black Phoenix @ M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers (Capitol View) – 431 11th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Brewer alumni of Rock Bottom that have gone on to start their own breweries reunite for a tap take over featuring Wiseacre, Rock Bottom Nashville, Sun King, Haymarket, and all of their pals!

Beer: TBA


4-11pm | Creature Comforts Beer & Oyster Pairings @ Rudi’s Seafood & Sausage – 1402 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37216

What: Enjoy Creature Comforts beers all week paired with various mignonettes and oysters at Rudi’s Seafood and Sausage.

Beer: TBA


5-7pm | Legendary Friendships: A Collaborative CBC Kickoff w/ Jackalope, MadTree, Weyerbacher & BeerAdvocate @ Jackalope Brewing – 701 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Meet members of the BeerAdvocate team as they relaunch their magazine and enjoy two collaboration brews that Jackalope has created with MadTree and Weyerbacher employees.

Beer: Rocky Top (Weyerbacher collaboration): A Farmhouse Ale brewed with Pennsylvania rye and Tennessee honey.  Phone a Friend (MadTree collaboration): An American Pale Ale featuring Vienna and Dark Munich 30L malt from Briess, along with Nugget, Centennial, and Amarillo hops from Crosby Hop Farm


5-10pm | CBC 5 Points Bar Crawl w/ Good People Brewing @ 3 Crow Bar – 1024 Woodland St (11th & Woodland), East Nashville, Tennessee

What: Join the folks at Good People Brewing (AL) for an East Nashville bar crawl from 3 Crow Bar to Drifters Tennessee Barbeque – BBQ Joint to Duke’s and Five Points Pizza.


5- Midnight | Short’s Brewing Tap Takeover presented by Live Oak Bank @ TailGate Beer – 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: A Short’s Brewing tap takeover at TailGate Brewery featuring TailGate’s collaboration with Shorts’. All CBC badge-holding attendees drink free from 8-11pm courtesy of Live Oak Bank.

Beer: Short’s & TailGate’s collaboration Negroni IPA, a gin inspired collaboration brew aged in port barrels


5-Midnight | Hours of Sours @ 51 North Taproom – 704 51st Ave North, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

What: A showcase of sour beers from across the country including breweries: Almanac, Trve, Cascade, Upland and Orpheus.

Beer: TBD


6-8pm | CBC Kickoff w/ Founders Brewing @ Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint – 1123 3rd Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: A kickoff event featuring Founders Brewing’s beers.

Beer: TBA


6-8pm | Meet the Folks of Left Hand @ Flying Saucer Nashville – 111 10th Ave S, Ste 310, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Meet the Left Hand Brewing team and enjoy a tap takeover featuring new beers from Left Hand.


6-11pm | CBC Kickoff Concert @ Brewfab Warehouse – 5000 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1542, United States

What: A CBC Kickoff concert featuring two live bands and beers from Aslin Beer CompanyCivil Society BrewingFinback BreweryHeaven & Ale Brewing Co.Heist BreweryJ. Wakefield BrewingRAR BrewingSouthern Grist Brewing Co, and Twisted Trunk Brewing. The event is free to attend, they’ll be selling tickets for 10oz pours for $5 at the door.

Beer: TBA


6-Midnight | Country Boy Brewing Tappings @ Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge – 422 Broadway, Nashville, TN

What: Special tappings of Country Boy Brewing’s Beers.

Beer: TBA


6:30-8:30pm | Terrapin Beer Night @ Headquarters Beercade Nashville – 114 2nd Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Enjoy a night of Terrapin beers and arcade games

Beer: TBA


8-10pm | Best of the Midwest Tap Attack @ Hopsmith Tavern – 1903 Division Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: At tap takeover featuring some of the best breweries from the Midwest including: Bell’s, Founders, Revolution, Half Acre, Sun King, Urban Chestnut, Surly, Boulevard, Two Brothers and more.

Beer: TBA


9-Midnight | Purple Gang After Hours w/ Atwater Brewery @ The Consulate – 1311 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206-2820, United States

What: Enjoy Atwater Brewery beers and Atwater spirits at the Consulate, a Nashville speakeasy.

Beer: Purple Gang Pilsner


9-Midnight | Dogfish Head CBC Party w/ Okey Dokey & Animal Years @ The Basement Nashville – 1604 8th Ave S, Ste 330, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Come out and party with Dogfish Head for a night of live music featuring Okey Dokey and Animal Years. Free to attend, with Dogfish Head beers on tap and schwag.

Beer: Dragons & YumYums, 60 Minute IPA, SeaQuench Ale, Flesh & Blood IPA and Namaste to name a few.


10-Close | CBC Late Night Industry Game Night @ Headquarters Beercade Nashville – 114 2nd Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Enjoy a late night session of arcade games and beers from Jackalope, Founders, Surly, Bell’s, Boulevard and Good People Brewing.

Beer: TBA


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Back to top

11am-3pm | Windsor & Eton Cask Ale Release @ Tennessee Brew Works – 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Collaboration beer release between Tennessee Brew Works and London’s Windsor & Eton

Beer: Transatlantic Pale. 5.5% ABV, 40 IBUs. This light bodied, mild rye pale is copper in color with notes of floral, apricot, and citrus resulting from a balance of rye malt, English and American hops.


11am – Midnight | Pouring New England @ City Tap Nashville – 204 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Enjoy a tap takeover of City Tap Nashville featuring some of the New England region’s best breweries including: 14th Star Brewing (VT) / Drop In Brewing (VT) / GoodWater Brewing (VT) /Harpoon Brewing (MA/ VT) / Hermit Thrush Brewing (VT) / Lawson’s Finest Liquid’s (VT) / Longtrail Brewing Co (VT) / Magic Hat Brewing (VT) / Otter Creek Brewing (VT) / Saint J Brewing (VT) / Switchback Brewing (VT) / Whetstone Brewery (VT) / Zero Gravity (VT) / Allagash Brewing (ME) / Jack’s Abby Brewing (MA) / Springdale Brewing (MA)

Beer: TBA


12-8pm | 6 More (Barrel-Aged Beers) of CBC @ The Black Abbey Brewing – 2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: The Black Abbey Brewing has had success in the past with tapping several barrel-aged beers at once so they’re bringing it back by tapping 6 more of their own barrel-aged beers at once. The Burger Brothers Food Truck will be on site.

Beer: Most still to be announced. But the event will also feature LORICA, a barrel aged Dubbel made in collaboration with Jameson.


12-9pm | Hefe N’ Hazy IPA Collaboration Release @ New Heights Brewing – 928 5th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: New Heights Brewing has collaborated with their friends at Urban South Brewery in New Orleans. Come check out the release.

Beer: Hefe’n Hazy IPA is a combination of fruit forward aromatics of Hefeweizen yeast tied together with American hops. The velvety mouthfeel from yeast and oats gives way to layers of tropical and stone fruit in this Hefe’n Hazy IPA!  Then from 4-7pm come out and enjoy a crawfish boil with Urban South and Craft Kettle Brewing Equipment as well.


1-11pm | Re(Sour)ces Release, Yazoo Collaboration with The Rare Barrel – 910 Division St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Yazoo Brewing and The Rare Barrel are ready to release a collaboration three years in the making. What began as a beer recipe that was “crowdSOURced” by the ingenuity of sour beer lovers from around the world has now resulted in a base Tart Saison with wild yeast and souring bacteria aged in Red wine barrels from Rocky Mountain Barrel Company, along with two variants.

Beer: **12oz bottles the Multi-Barrel Blend (limit 1 case per person) / 750ml bottles Single Barrel Peach and Guava (limit 1 per person) / 750ml bottle Single Barrel Dry Hopped with Hallertau Blanc and Motueka


2-4pm | Delirium Happy Hour @ Hurry Back – 2212 Elliston Pl, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Delirium on draft plus a meet and greet with owner Alain DeLaet and the Delirium team.

Beer: Delirium


2-4pm | Tennessee Brew Works @ Party Fowl – 719 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Come out and enjoy a happy hour with Nashville hot chicken and Tennessee Brew Works including three of their collaboration beers.

Beer: Tennessee Brew Works’ Southern Wit, 1927 IPA, Cutaway IPA / Windsor and Eton Brewery Collaboration – a trans-continental pale ale/session IPA / Guinness Collaboration – Imperial Irish Red aged in George Dickel Tennessee Whisky No 12 whiskey barrels. / Monday Night Brewing Collaboration – Peach IPA


2-6pm | Bearded Iris Brewing & Friends @ Butchertown Hall – 1416 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN

What: Enjoy an afternoon of BBQ and beer from Bearded Iris, Ale Apothecary, Bissell Brothers, Cerebral, Civil Society, Finback, Interboro, LIC Beer Project, Modern Times, Outer Range, Southern Grist, Threes, Urban South and WeldWerks.

Beer: TBA


3-11pm | Craft Brewed Welcomes Shelton Brothers @ Craft Brewed – 2502 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: Craft Brewed welcomes the Shelton Brothers portfolio for a 32 tap take over starting at 3pm featuring breweries: To Øl, St. Somewhere, Trios Mousquetaires, Collective Brewing, Ridgeway, Nómada, Naparbier, Mikkeller, Drie Fonteinen, Jolly Pumpkin, Green Bench, Gänstaller, Fyne, Dunham, Die du Ciel!, Coniston, Cantillon, Bellwoods, Barracuda, Amager, Brasserie St. Germain / Page 24, Rockaway, Black Project, +More

Beer: TBA


4-7:30pm | Brew Talks CBC 2018 @ Nashville Underground – 105 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Dogfish Head presents Brew Talks, Brewbound’s industry meet-up series. Engage with like-minded professionals and network with fellow brewers, distributors, retailers and investors. Registration is required.


4-8pm | Uppers and Downers @ Barista Parlour Golden Sound – 610 Magazine St., Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Good Beer Hunting is proud to partner with Barista Parlor to bring a case study of coffee beers to CBC this year.


4:30-7:30pm | First Street Brewing Happy Hour @ Flyte World Dining & Wine – 718 Division St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: First Street Brewing Company owners met in Nashville, moved to Nebraska and started a brewery, and now they’re coming back to Nashville for CBC.

Beer: Back Alley Porter™ / East Side Wheat™ / First Street White Ale / Hastings Dubbel / Popular Blonde


4-10pm | Traditions @ The Pub Nashville – 400 11th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Enjoy a night of traditional styles from the likes of Green Man Brewery,French Broad BrewingThe Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, and Weyerbacher Brewing.

Beer: Dry Hopped cask of ESB from Green Man, easy drinking Kolsch from French Broad River Brewing, award-winning Milk Stout from Duck-Rabbit, and the Jackalope Brewing Company – Weyerbacher collab beer Rocky Top Saison.


5-7pm | Rock Paper Scissors Tournament @ Red Door Saloon – 1816 Division Street

What: Join Left Hand Brewing for a Rock Paper Scissors Tournament and Left Hand Beers starting at 6pm.

Beer: TBA


5-11pm | CBC Lupulin Takeover @ TailGate Beer – 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

What: Tailgate Beer is excited to welcome Lupulin Brewing Company from Big Lake, Minnesota to join their tap wall with a litany of hazy IPAs including their collab with Barrel Theory and a special TailGate-Lupulin collab brewed just for this event.

Beer: Beer from Lupulin Brewing including their collaborations with Barrel Theory and TailGate.


5-Midnight | CBC Tap Takeover @ Paradise Park – 411 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Join Creature Comforts, Rhinegeist, and Mill Creek Brewing Co for a tap takeover at Paradise Park, Nashville’s very own trailer-park themed honkytonk! Just two blocks from the Music City Center, there’ll be live music bumping and great beer pouring all night long. Free Entry.

Beer: TBA


6-7:30pm | Cicerone CBC Meet & Greet @ The Flying Saucer Nashville – 111 10th Ave S, Ste 310, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: In celebration of Cicerone’s 10th anniversary they invite all certified Cicerones out for a meet and greet with Founder & Director Ray Daniels and staff. First pint free for any level of certified Cicerones.


6-8pm | Homebrew World Book Signing w/ Joshua M. Bernstein and Ones and Zeroes @ Bootleg Biology – 1033 3rd Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

What: Join Brooklyn-based beer, spirits, food and travel journalist, Joshua M. Bernstein as he discusses and signs his new book, Homebrew World. Josh’s book goes behind the scenes with more than 30 cutting-edge brewers across the globe to see how they make the magic happen.

Local Nashville homebrewer Chris Allen (Ones & Zeros Brewing), who is featured in Homebrew World, will be sharing his homebrew and discussing his equipment and techniques. Free to attend and feel free to bring your homebrews to share.


6-10pm | Backyard BBQ + Beer Night @ Kuchina + Keller – 1300 3rd Avenue N, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: The culinary team at Kuchina + Keller welcome Tandy Wilson (City House), Pat Martin (Martin’s BBQ), Bearded Iris, Southern Grist, Burial Brewing out of Asheville, Three’s Brewing out of Brooklyn, Paradox Beer and more! Tickets available for $125 per seat.


6-10pm | Southern Charm vs Northern Exposure @ 51 North Taproom – 704 51st Ave North, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

What: Come decide for yourself who makes the best beers. From the Bounty family, Good People, Bell’s, Creature Comforts, and Surly will be on tap.

Beer: TBA


6-10pm | Brews on the 1’s and 2’s @ Vinyl Tap – 2038 Greenwood Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: Join as Bounty Brew distributors take over Nashville’s vinyl shop and beer bar with a showcase of their all-star portfolio.

Beer2nd Shift Brewing / Bell’s Brewery / Boulevard Brewing Company / Dogfish Head / Founders Brewing Co. / Jackalope Brewing Company / Perennial Artisan Ales / Urban Chestnut Brewing Compan / Weyerbacher Brewing / Wiseacre Brewing Company / 3 Stars Brewing Company / Burial Beer Co. / Drake’s Brewing Co. / Lawson’s Finest Liquids / Modern Times Beer / TrimTab Brewing Company / TRVE Brewing


6-10pm | East v West @ 12 South Taproom & Grill – 2318 12th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: Enjoy beers from both coasts on draft for your drinking enjoyment including breweries: Caldera, Dogfish, Modern Times, Westbrook, and more.

Beer: TBA


6-11pm | CANdemonium @ Marathon Music Works – 1402 Clinton St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

candemonium poster

What: CANDEMONIUM is an official CBC Nightly Event taking place at Marathon Music Works, just minutes from downtown Nashville, with beer from some of country’s leading can-producing craft breweries.

Enjoy beers from Austin BeerworksBell’s BreweryBoulevard Brewing CompanyBrewDogBurial Beer Co.Creature ComfortsDC Brau Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Co.Good People Brewing CompanyHalf Acre Beer CompanyHutton & Smith Brewing Co.Jackalope Brewing CompanyJackie O’s BreweryLawson’s Finest LiquidsMelvin Brewing,Modern Times BeerRevolution BrewingRhinegeistScofflaw Brewing CompanySun King Brewing CompanySurly Brewing CompanyTrimTab Brewing CompanyTwo Brothers Brewing CompanyUrban Chestnut Brewing CompanyWestbrook Brewing Company, and Wiseacre Brewing Company

Get there early for a very special musical performance by some of Nashville’s top artists. Whiskey Wolves of the West Present A Tribute To Beer featuring guest appearances by Chuck Mead • Sonia Leigh • Andrew Combs • Erin Rae • Dillon Carmichael • Emily West • Leroy Powell • Shelly Fairchild • Tim Jones • Lila McCann • J.P. Harris • Brandon Whyde • King Corduroy. There will be food trucks, live art from our friends at 12 Line Studio, and plenty of amazing beer. CAN you dig it?
A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Ben Eyestone Fund at the Nashville Health Alliance.

Beer: TBA


7-10pm | Here We Grow @ The Cannery Ballroom – 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Badges required event – Free Beer. Free Food. Free Music. Featuring breweries: Creature Comforts, Bearded Iris & Pinthouse Pizza, Stoup, Cloudburst & Agua Mala, Melvin, La Cumbre, Modern Times, Upland, Half Acre, Austin Beerworks, Founder’s, Dogfish Head

Beer: TBD.


7-10pm | Dancing Beers w/ Terrapin @ Mercy Lounge – 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Terrapin Beer takes over Mercy Lounge with a Grateful Dead Cover Band: The Stolen Faces and a debut of their latest in the

Beer: Krunkle series


7-10pm | Barefoot Luau @ Sandbar Nashville – 3 City Avenue, Suite 500, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

What: Enjoy beach vibes while drinking beers from Hutton & Smith, Anderson Valley, and Upland Brewing.

Beer: TBA


7-11pm | CBC After Party with Abita Brewing & Grass2mouth @ Mayday Brewing – 162 Printers Alley, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Enjoy an afterparty tapping of 5 Abita beers alongside Mayday Brewing’s beers and music from Grass2mouth.

Beer: TBA


8-11pm | Southern Grist & Friends Tiki Pop-Up with Chopper @ Barista Parlor – 519-B Gallatin Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: Southern Grist Brewing is teaming up with C H O P P E R bar ahead of their official opening to throw a free pop-up tiki bar at Barista Parlor featuring beers from Brew GentlemenAslin Beer Company, and Southern Grist Brewing Co there will be exclusive tiki drinks made by Mike Wolf using each of these beers.

Beer: TBA


8-11pm | Boilermakers w/ Burial Beer @ Mickey’s Tavern – 2907 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37216

What: Enjoy limited distribution Burial beers on tap at Mickey’s with whiskey shots.

Beer: TBA


8-11:30pm | Mowtown Meets Music Town Presented by Atwater Beer @ The Back Corner – 1411 5th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: Enjoy Mowtown music while drinking Atwater Beer.

Beer: TBA


8-Midnight | Three Floyds Tap Takeover at HQ Nashville @ Headquarters Beercade Nashville – 114 2nd Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37201 

What: Enjoy an evening of arcade games and special tappings from 3 Floyds and Warpigs.

Beer: Zombie Dust, Alpha King, and Crimson Mask from 3 Floyds and Lazurite, Foggy Geezer, and Salmon Pants from Warpigs.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Back to top

10:30am-4pm | A Seaworthy Lunch with Ballast Point @ City Tap Nashville – 204 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Enjoy lunch with SoCal-style tacos and a massive lineup of Ballast Point beers.

Beers: Tart Cherry Sour Wench Tart Ale / Blackberry Sour Wench Tart Ale / High West Victory at Sea Imperial Stout / Peanut Butter Victory at Sea Imperial Stout / Aloha Sculpin IPA / Sculpin IPA / Grapefruit Sculpin IPA / Bonito Blonde  / Fathom IPA  / Manta Ray IPA  / Tart Peach Kolsch / Mango / Even Keel Pale  / Barmy Strong Ale  / Longfin lager  / Tongue Buckler Imperial Red / Grunion Pale


11:30am-1pm | Old World Meets New World Sour Beer @ Yazoo Brewing – 910 Division St.

What: Join Rudi Gheguire of Rodenbach, Jason Perkins of Allagash, Bill Marchi of DogFish Head and Brandon Jones of Yazoo for lunch catered by Peg Leg Porker and a discussion on sour beers moderated by Annie Becerra, NYC’s first female Certified Cicerone. Email [email protected] to RSVP.


12-11pm | Blackberry Farm & Friends @ Craft Brewed – 2502 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: Craft Brewed has welcomed Blackberry Farms to help curate one of the finer collection of tap lineups for the Craft Brewers Conference including breweries: Burial, Jester King, Other Half, pFriem, Green Bench, Rhinegeist, Scratch, Collective Brewing Project, Almanac, 4 Hands, Pretentious Beer Co., Carolina Bauernhaus, Bellwoods, Blackberry Farm, Heaven and Ale, Warpigs, NOLA, Country Boy, Cloudwater, Birds Fly South, Trophy, Night Shift, Trophy, Fonta Flora, Yazoo, +More


4-8pm | Lagerfest with Wiseacre and Friends @ Von Elrod’s Garden and Sausage House – 1004 4th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37219

What: Wiseacre invited their buddies that brew great lagers to get crazy for a special evening of debauchery. Participating breweries 2nd Shift Brewing / Austin Beerworks / The ABGB / Creature Comforts / Half Acre Beer Company / Solemn Oath Brewery / Sun King Brewing Company / UNION Craft Brewing

Beer: TBA.


4-8pm | Pucker Up! Sour Night @ The Pharmacy – 731 Mcferrin Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: Enjoy a night of sour and funky beers from breweries: Boulevard, Almanac, Cascade, Paradox, Upland, and TRVE at The Pharmacy.

Beer: TBA


4-8 | Boot-Scootin’ Boogie with Sixpoint @ Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria – 911 Buchanan St, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: Enjoy Sixpoint beers, awesome pizza, and Brooklyn to Memphis hip-hop.

Beer: TBA


5-7pm | Pulling Threads Panel Discussion w/ Good Beer Hunting @ WeWork – 901 Woodland St, Nashville

What: Good Beer Hunting hosts a panel discussion around the idea of unraveling great stories about people and place. Panelists include: Amanda Haggard, staff writer at the Nashville Scene /
Jakob Lewis, creator and host of the Neighbors podcast (You may remember Jakob from episode 027 of the GBH podcast.) / Tristen, singer-songwriter / Austin L. Ray, editorial director of Good Beer Hunting. Free to attend RSVP here.

Beer: New Belgium – Sour Saison, The Collective Brewing Project – Cup O’ Beer (a Ramen Noodle Gose), and beer from East Nashville Brew Works.


5-7pm | Southeast IPA Spotlight @ Crying Wolf – 823 Woodland St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: Enjoy a spotlight of the Southeast’s finest utilizing cryo single hop IPAs from breweries:. Wild Heaven Beer, Good People Brewing Company, Carolina Bauernhaus Ales and special Beers from Cigar City Brewing.

Beer: TBA


5-9pm | New Belgium & Blackberry Farm Biere de Mai Release Party @ Nelson’s Green Briar Distillery – 1414 Clinton St., Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: New Belgium and Blackberry Farm debut Biere de Mai, a late spring wild ale, blended with foeder-aged sour ales along with an open bar featuring several other beers from both breweries. Tickets available for $23.

Beer: TBA


5-10pm | Kuchina + Keller All Nighter @ Kuchina + Keller – 1300 3rd Avenue N, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: Enjoy a final night of food & beer takeovers featuring culinary guests from Staplehouse, Wrecking Bar, Kuchnia + Keller. And beers from, Creature Comforts, De La Senne, Southern Grist.

Beer: TBA


5-11pm | Scofflaw & Lawson’s Finest Tap Takeover @ TailGate Brewery Music Row – 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: It’s a North-meets-South hazy IPA takeover. Vermont legends and originator of the hazy IPA style, Lawson’s Finest Liquids is joined by rising newcomers from Atlanta, Scofflaw for a tap takeover sponsored by YCH Hops and Loeffler Chemical Corporation.

Beer: TBA


5-11pm | Burial Beer Tap Takeover by RB Dwyer and Palmer @ TailGate Beer – 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37209

What: Burial Beer joins TailGate Beer for a tap takeover and a showcase of RB Dwyer and Palmer Canning Systems in the taproom.


5:30-7:30pm | Oak & Ale A Craft Beer and Food Pairing @ Oak Steakhouse – 801 Clark Place, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Oak Steakhouse is hosting Oak & Ale, A Craft Beer and Food Pairing Event featuring Westbrook Brewing Company from Mt. Pleasant, SC, Wiseacre Brewing Company from Memphis, TrimTab Brewing Company from Birmingham, AL and Half Acre Beer Company from Chicago, paired with small bites from Executive Chef Eric Zizka. Tickets available for $55.

Beer: TBA


6-8pm | Iowa Beer Social @ Jackalope Brewing – 701 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Each year in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference, the Iowa Brewers Guild organizes a free networking social for Iowa brewers, allied trade members, and other Iowa-connected people that happen to be in town.

Beer: TBA


6-9pm | TrimTrab Sneak Peek @ Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint – 1123 3rd Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: Get a sneak preview of TrimTrab Brewing’s upcoming beers and enjoy burgers, and corn hole.

Beer: TBA


6-10pm | Creature Comforts Cask Tapping Party @ Rudie’s Seafood & Sausage

What: Enjoy a special cask tapping from Creature Comforts Brewing.

Beer: TBA


6-11pm | Burgers and TRVE Pints @ Dino’s – 411 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: Enjoy burgers and beers from TRVE Brewing.

Beer: TBA


7pm-1am | CBC Pils Party @ Smith & Lentz Brewing  – 903 Main St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: Enjoy a tap take over featuring some of the country’s best Pilsners featuring breweries:
Fairstate Coop (MSP) / Threes (Brooklyn) including a collaboration with Bearded Iris / Alvarado Street (Monterey) /Live Oak (Austin) / ABGB (Austin) / Half Acre (Chicago) / Cloudburst (Seattle) / Burial (Asheville) / Pfriem (Hood River) / Heater Allen (McMinnville OR) / Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers (Massachusetts) / Yazoo (Nashville)

Beer: 14 guest Pilsners and two from Smith & Lentz Brewing including the return of Happy Hearts Club Czech Pils.


7:30-9:30pm | Brewster’s Arm Wrestling CBC Showdown @ The 5 Spot – 1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: The 2018 Brewster’s Arm Wrestling Showdown pits women industry brewing professionals in an arm wrestling competition raising money for  Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp. Eight female industry brewing professionals will throw down in the name of education and equality!


7:30-10:30pm | Taste of Nashville with Schaefer @ East Nashville Beer Works – 320 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, Tennessee 37207

What: Schaefer Container systems is sponsoring a night of beer from East Nashville Beerworks & Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. Free food and beers while supplies last.


8-Midnight | Bus Call @ Tin Roof Nashville – 1516 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37203

What: Catch a night of beers from Country Boy Brewing and music from Bailey Hefley, The Hobbs Sisters, Krystan Bellows, Henry Martin & the Flavors, Robbie A, In Grey, Adam Scott and Danny Martin.


8-Midnight | Hip Hopabilly Boogie with Melvin Brewing @ Alley Taps- 162 Printers Alley, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Enjoy a night of Melvin beers and sing along to live music from Stampede.

Beer: TBA


9-11pm | Metal Night @ Crying Wolf – 823 Woodland St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206

What: Catch a night of metal music and enjoy beers from TRVE Brewing and Burial Beer

Beer: TBA


9-11:30 | Live Band Karaoke w/ Dogfish Head @ City Tap – 204 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Come out and spend a night with Dogfish Head including your chance to belt one out during karaoke with a live backing 80’s tribute band. But beware, there is a gong, and if you don’t bring it… the gong will be used.

Beer: 60 Minute, 90 Minute, SeaQuench Ale, Namaste White, Flesh & Blood IPA, 2015 120 Minute, Liquid Truth Serum, Dragons & YumYums and 2015 Fort available in a bottle.


9-Midnight | MadTree Hip Hop with Creature Comforts @ Bar Sovereign – 514 5th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Join MadTree and friends like Creature Comforts as they sip, hip and hop late into the night.

Beer: TBA


9-Close | Other Half Brewing & Rigs of Dad Present IRON REAGAN w/ Whores. & o’brother @ EXIT/IN – 2208 Elliston Pl, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: Other Half Brewing has partnered with Rigs of Dad for a night of limited release beers and a monster show with IRON REAGAN w/ Whores. & o’brother at EXIT/ IN. First 50 badge holders get half off of the $20 cover. Tickets available now.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 Back to top

8-10am | Martin’s Hangover Brunch @ Martin’s BBQ – 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: Enjoy a little hair of the dog and bbq with Good People Brewing, Jackalope Brewing, and Wiseacre Brewing.


8-11am | NAGBW Meeting and Symposium @ Yazoo Brewing – 910 Division St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

What: The North American Guild of Beer Writers will hold their annual CBC meeting and symposium with a morning of panel discussions and guest speakers.


10-Noon | Hangover Brunch with Burial @ Bounty Bev – 414 Harding Industrial Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37211

What: Enjoy a hangover brunch and a little hair of the dog with Burial Beer and Rudi’s.

Beer: TBA


10:30am-Midnight | Brewed Under the TriStar @ City Tap Nashville – 204 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37201

What: In celebrating the final day of CBC, City Tap is dedicating all 60 draft lines to beers brewed in Tennessee. They’ll also be airing a live broadcast of the World Beer Cup awards ceremony beginning at 6pm.

Beer: 60 beers all brewed in Tennessee.


11am-11pm | Fat Bottom Collaboration Nation @ Growler USA – 300 Indian Lake Blvd #D100, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075

What: Join Fat Bottom Brewing for a special tapping of 8 collaboration beers they made with breweries from around the country including: Arts District- Los Angeles, CA / Dark Sky- Flagstaff, A / Brewery Vivant- Grand Rapids, MI / Foothills- Winston-Salem, NC / Gun Hill- The Bronx, NY / Goodwood- Louisville, KY / Brewdog USA- Ohio / Monday Night Brewery- Atlanta, GA


1-4pm | Craft Brewed Presents: Scratch Brewing @ Craft Brewed -2502 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: Sample between 10-12 beers from Scratch Brewing

Beer: TBA


4-8pm | Honky Tonk CBC Event @ The Picnic Tap – 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: Enjoy Honky Tonk Brewing’s beers at Picnic Tap.


5-7pm | CBC Afterparty @ Bearded Iris Brewing – 101 Van Buren St, Nashville, Tennessee 37208

What: American Beer Equipment invites you out to Bearded Iris for a final closeout party, contact [email protected]nt.com to RSVP.

Beer: TBA


5-8pm | CBC Wrap Up with Founders and Friends @ 3 Crow Bar – 1024 Woodland St (11th & Woodland), East Nashville, Tennessee

What: Closeout CBC with one final drink with Founders Brewing and friends.

Beer: TBA


5-11pm | CBC Curtain Call @ Craft Brewed – 2502 8th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204

What: Join Best Brands distribution for a final tap takeover to close out CBC at Craft Brewed including breweries: Southern Grist, Urban South, Outer Range, Orpheus, Mile Wide, Civil Society, Finback, LIC Beer Project, Carolina Bauernhaus, Cerebral, Pretentious Beer Co., Bear Republic, Bearded Iris, Briarscratch, Carolina Brewery, Diskin Cider, Destihl, Four Sons, Half Batch, Knee Deep, Mantra, New Heights Brewing, Rahr & Sons, Wild Heaven, Meridian Hive, World’s Fair, +More…


6-10pm | Craft After Dark @ 3rd & Lindsley – 818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

What: Enjoy free live music and charitable beer drinking at Craft After Dark, an official CBC nightly event hosted by Ska Brewing, Ska Fabricating and Wild Goose-Meheen. Music from The Old 97’s. Entry is free with your CBC badge. Limited VIP vouchers available at CBC booths 1850 or 2406.


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