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2023 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guild

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The Craft Brewers Conference returns to Nashville in 2023. This year in addition to dodging the onslaught of bachelor and bachelorette parties, you’ve also got to navigate throngs of Taylor Swift fanatics. Thankfully the one thing you won’t need to stress over is sifting through the multitude of external events surrounding the Craft Brewers Conference.

To help you break down everything happening outside of the festival, be sure to refer back to PorchDrinking’s roundup of 2023 Craft Brewers Conference External Events Guide.

This post was made possible through support from On Tap Credit Union. If you’re considering a brewery opening or expansion, or just wanting a locally crafted banking solution for your personal banking needs, reach out to our friends at www.ontapcu.org


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Saturday, May 6 Back to top

Funk Fest 2023 

Location: Yazoo Brewing -1871 Elm Tree Dr Nashville TN 37210

When: Saturday, May 6  | 12pm – 5pm

What: Celebrate the world of funky, sour, and wild beer along with mead, saison, and lagers from over 50 of the top breweries in the world! Funk Fest continues to be a unique festival experience providing a day of beer, food, and education like no other.

Enjoy unlimited samples from our Embrace The Funk series alongside other world-class breweries pouring their finest offerings. No need to take out your wallet for food, Chef Jeremy Barlow will once again fill your belly all day long with a rotating selection of inspired dishes and pairings! Cheese please…yes everyone’s favorite “cheeselady” Kathleen Cotter from The Bloomy Rind returns with an amazing curated spread of cheeses and sides! Both are included in the ticket price.

The education and speaker panel this year aims to elevate your knowledge and offer a few rare beers you won’t find anywhere else. Hosted by John Holl of All About Beer Magazine and sponsored by Northeast Barrel Company. Stay tuned for the reveal of our 3 legendary guest panel members. Tickets include: Entrance to the entire event Commemorative tasting glass Unlimited samples Access to the educational speaker area All the cheese and chef-prepared food you care to enjoy Coffee & drinks from The Frothy Monkey A fun day in a welcoming environment This year’s Funk Fest ’23 bottle is available to add on during check out. A blend of Belgian Tripel and spontaneously fermented coolship ale conditioned with Shiraz grapes, Boysenberries and Telicherry peppercorns. This event is for adults 21 years of age and older.

Tickets Available for $85 + Fees


Southern Grist Brewing’s 7th Anniversary Beer Festival @ First Horizon Park

Location: First Horizon Park – 19 Jr Gilliam Wy, Nashville, TN 37219

When: Saturday, May 6  | 12pm – 5pm

What: Join Southern Grist Brewing and 100+ of their brewery friends as they celebrate 7 years!  BREWERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS SAVE $30 ON “INFIELD” TICKETS WITH CODE BA 30. Ticketing tiers include:

•The Infield – ($95) – This General Admission ticket includes unlimited samples from over 100 different breweries from around the country, a 7th Anniversary branded taster glass, and access to limited edition SGB merch!

• The Grandstand – ($115) – This mid-tier ticket includes ONE 7th Anniversary bottle (details TBA), unlimited samples from over 100 different breweries from around the country, a 7th Anniversary branded taster glass, and access to limited edition SGB merch!

Participating Breweries:

3 Sons // 4 Hands // 450 North // Aardwolf // Angry Chair // Arkane // Around The Horn // Aslin // Athletic // Barn Town // Barreled Souls // Barrique // Bearded Iris // Bellwoods // Bluejacket // Bottle Logic // Burley Oak // Burnish // Calusa // Cerebral // Charles Towne Fermentory // Civil Society // Collective Arts // Commonwealth // Corporate Ladder // Creature Comforts // Crooked Crab // Dancing Gnome // Deciduous // Dream State // Drekker // DSSOLVR // Equilibrium // Evil Twin // Finback // Flavortown Artisan Adjunct Ales // Garagiste // Gnosis // Good Word // Great Notion // Half Acre // Homes // Hoof Hearted // Hop Butcher // Hopfly // Horus // Humble Sea // Invasive Species // J. Wakefield // Kings // Living Waters // Long Live // Magnanimous // Magnify // Magpie // Manic // Mast Landing // Mikerphone // Milewide // Missing Mountain // Moksa // More // Mortalis // Narrow Gauge // North Park // Odd By Nature // Ology // Other Half // Outer Range // Parish // Permanent Hangover (Merchandise) // Pontoon // Pretentious Beer Co // Proclamation // Recycled // Resident Culture // Sand City // Smith & Lentz // Smooj // Southern Prohibition // Southern Revere // Spy Brew // Streetside // The Eighth State // Tripping Animals // Twisted Trunk // Two Tides // Untitled Art // Vitamin Sea // VooDoo // Weldwerks // Wiseacre // Woven Water // XUL

Tickets Available Here for $95 (The Infield Package) or $115 (The Grandstand Package) after BA30 discount code


B.A.N.G. – Barrel-Aged Navel Gazer & Double Gobsmacked Barrel-Aged Beer Releases 

Location: New Heights Brewing – 928 Rep John Lewis Way South

When: Saturday, May 6  | 12pm – 10pm

What: New Heights Brewing is releasing 2 new barrel-aged beers. Join all day and sip on these incredibly delicious beers and get your mind right the week ahead.

B.A.N.G. – Barrel Aged Navel Gazer – Imperial Stout aged 35 months in a Weller’s Raid Barrel – 13.18% ABV

Barrel Aged Double Gobsmacked – 36-hour boil Barley Wine, aged in a Ross & Squibb Bourbon Barrel for 9 months – 11.7% ABV


8th Day Hazy IPA Release

Location: Harding House Brewing Company – 904 51st Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Saturday, May 6  | 12pm – 10pm

What: Celebrating the renewal season with new IPA releases from Harding House Brewing featuring 8th Day DIPA, 8th Day Table IPA, and 8th Day Hazy IPA. 

Enjoy a full lamb roast on site provided by River Cottage Farms, a live vinyl DJ, and Bad Luck Burger Club 12pm – Lamb Roast and 8th Day kick off 2pm – Live Vinyl DJ 6pm – Bad Luck Burger Club *Any CBC attendee gets 5$ Pints*


Cold Beer Hot Chicken

Location: Jackalope Brewing Company (The Ranch) – 429B Houston St., Nashville, TN

When: Saturday, May 6  | 12pm – 5pm

What: Celebrate with Jackalope and Hattie B’s on Saturday, May 6th from 12-5 at The Ranch (429B Houston St.). Enjoy cold beer, hot chicken and a chance to try the Hattie B’s Coachella exclusive Damn Hot Chicken Sandwich with New School American Cheese! Bring a buddy! Free Entry, All Ages.


Sunday, May 7 Back to top

Funk Fest 2023 

Brew Talks 

Location: Nashville Underground – 105 Broadway, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 2pm – 5pm

What: Brewbound will host its first Brew Talks meetup of 2023 at Nashville Underground (105 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201), featuring networking, beers and beverage alcohol business discussions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 7. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local guild. 

Register Here for $199 Regular Registration or $29 Industry Registration


Certified Cicerone Tasting & Demo

Location: Jackalope Brewing – 429B Houston Street, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 10am

What: Registration is now open for the pre-CBC Certified Cicerone Tasting & Demo exam at Jackalope Brewing! To learn more and register, visit here


Southern Grist Brewing & Friends – Day 1

Location: Southern Grist Brewing – 754 Douglas Ave & 5012 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 11am – 10pm

What: Visit either of Southern Grist Brewing’s Taprooms (754 Douglas Ave & 5012 Centennial Blvd) for a specially curated taplist featuring not only SGB but some of their friends too! Sunday Features: ASLIN // J. WAKEFIELD // MAST LANDING // NORTH PARK. Beers will be available starting at open and while supplies last!


Slow and Low – Lagerbier and BBQ

Location: Barrique Brewing & Blending – 30 Oldham Street, Nashville, Tennessee

When: Sunday, May 7  | 12pm – 10pm

What: Kick off CBC with a celebration of Lager featuring five Barrique Brewing & Blending Oak Aged Lagerbiers. Plus 14 guest taps from our friends around the country. BBQ by Ten Oak BBQ Participating Breweries: Barrique Brewing & Blending // Bagby // Bierstadt Lagerhaus // Cellarest Beer Project // Formula Brewing // Fox Farm // Goldfinger // Good Word Brewing // Green Bench // Green Cheek // Half Way Crooks // Highland Park Brewery // Human Robot // Live Oak // Living Waters // Lowercase Brewing // Odd Colony // Parleaux // Schilling Beer // Wayfinder // Wren House


Collab Release & Happy Hour

Location: Crazy Gnome Brewery – 948 Main Street, Nashville, Tennessee

When: Sunday, May 7  | 12pm – 11pm

What: Tennfold and Crazy Gnome Brewery release their collaboration, Divine, a Dark Belgian Strong with Blood Orange. Anyone wearing their CBC tag will get $1 off full pours all day!


Malt, Hop, and Microbe Panel

Location: Living Waters Brewing, 1056 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 1pm – 2pm

What: Join Living Waters Brewing for a deep dive Q&A with Sebastian Wolfrum (Epiphany Craft Malt, NC), Kem Eggers (Eggers Hop Farm, New Zealand), and Jeff Mello (Bootleg Biology, TN) on Beer Inputs. They’ll be discussing each of these ingredients, the challenges each of them face, and what excites them that’s coming in the future! Hosted by the Brewer at Living Waters Brewing.


Crawfish Boil Welcome Party – Sponsored by Beer Marketeers, Lotus Beverage Alliance, ProBrewer, Flottweg and CPE Systems.

Location: New Heights Brewing Company – 928 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 2pm – 5pm

What: Join Beer Marketeers for a welcome to Nashville Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 7th Sponsored By – Beer Marketeers, Lotus Beverage Alliance, ProBrewer, Flottweg and CPE Systems. Enjoy a cold beer from sponsors, grab some crawfish, network with some of your peers and come kick your week off with Beer Marketeers from 2-5pm at New Heights Brewing Company.


NC Beer Member Social – Sponsored by Shade Headware, Prochiller, Brightly + Ohanafy

Location: Yee-Haw Brewing Company – 423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 2pm – 5pm

What: Join the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild at Yee-Haw Brewing Company on Sunday, May 7th from 3 to 5 pm for the North Carolina CBC Member Social presented by Shade Headwear (shadeheadwear.com), ProChiller (prochiller.com), Brightly Software (brightlysoftware.com) and Ohanafy (Ohanafy.com). 

This Guild member event is a chance to meet up with your friends and coordinate plans for the week. All guild members (brewery + allied members) are invited! Small bites will be served, and you can enjoy your first beer on us! No registration is required, see you there!


Traditional Kolsch Service

Location: Living Waters Brewing- 1056 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 4pm – 10pm

What: Join us for an evening of traditional Kölsch Table Service complete the Stange and plenty of Kölsch! Open late to welcome everyone to town!


Figure It Out Together – Let’s Talk About Mental Health in the Beer Industry

Location: The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden – 731 McFerrin Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 5pm

What: Yazoo Brewery and Blacky Abbey made a beer together called Figure it Out Together, A Belgian Witbier we brewed at Yazoo Brewing Co. Come out to The Pharmacy Burger and grab a few pints and Lets Talk about it. All Proceeds will be going to NAMI Tennessee.


Pride Night – Hosted by Beer is for Everyone

Location: Fait la Force Brewing, 1414 3rd Avenue S, Suite 101, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 5pm – 10pm

What: Beer is for Everyone’s Pride Night celebrates the queer community who historically and presently are facing unjust discrimination and marginalization. The event, which will take place on Sunday, May 7th, 2023, from 5-10 pm at Fait la Force Brewing, will feature a variety of beers from local and national breweries, music, and opportunities to engage with community organizations working to combat anti-trans and anti-queer legislation and rhetoric in Nashville and beyond. Through their partnership with the TN Pride Chamber, Beer is for Everyone hopes to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing fight for LGBTQIAA2S+ rights in Tennessee and around the nation. We welcome everyone to come out and show their support for the LGBTQIAA2S+ community! Whether you’re a member of the community or an ally, you are invited to join for an evening of beer, music, and community. Together, we can create a more just and equitable world for all.


Silent Disco at Southern Grist Brewing

Location: Southern Grist Brewing – 5012 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee

When: Sunday, May 7  | 6pm – 10pm

What: Get turnt up and dance your asses off! If you have never experienced Silent Disco before, it’s a ton of fun. Once you get in the zone and realize that: 1) Nobody can hear you singing off key at the top of your lungs // 2) It doesn’t matter anyway because everyone else is singing off key at the top of their lungs as well, all your cares fade away. 

Music starts at 6pm Limited space and headphones available. Tickets are $10 This event is open to ages 18+ 


Welcome to Nashville Party – Hosted by CBP + Arryved POS

Location: Jackalope Brewing Company – 429B Houston St., Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 7pm – 9pm

What: Join your fellow Craft Beer Professionals to celebrate our arrival in Nashville. First drink on us. Plan to smash some cars! Hattie B’s Food Truck on site 5-10pm! 

RSVP Here

Huge thanks to Beer30 by The 5th Ingredient, Craft Brewing Insurance, Full Pour Media, MarketMyBrewery, Plaato, and Pro Brew Supply for your support.


White Labs & Lallemand CBC Kickoff Concert

Location: Tennessee Brew Works – 809 Ewing Ave. Nashville, NC

When: Sunday, May 7  | 7pm – 10pm

What: Come join White Labs Inc, Lallemand Brewing and Tennesee Brew Works for a fun-filled night with 3 live bands, 2 Beer tickets for our CBC-exclusive beers and some traditional Nashville hot chicken! Doors open at 6pm. First band goes on at 7pm. Just show your CBC badge at the door to join us. It’s the yeast we could do!


Southern Lager Invitational – Presented by Bootleg Biology & Riverbend Malt House

Location: Harding House Brewing Company – 904 51st Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Sunday, May 7  | 7pm – 10pm

What: Celebrate Southern Lagers made by southern producers using southern ingredients! We have lined up collaborations with brewers across the south for an evening of crisp, refreshing perfection. 

So what is a Modern Southern Lager? Open to interpretation, this unofficial beer style ​​tends to be a dry-finishing, lower-ABV beer with a big frothy head and a hint of corn sweetness that is counterbalanced by relatively assertive hop bitterness. It pairs well with sweltering heat. Another way of putting it is a Corn Pilsner, or a modern take on the Pre-Prohibition Lagers that used to rely on 6-row barley and flaked corn. 

Across the South and thanks to malt companies like Asheville’s Riverbend Malt House, craft breweries now have access to well modified 2-row barley varieties and malted corn that update this style well. Riverbend and yeast laboratory Bootleg Biology have encouraged craft brewers across the South to brew their answer to the question ‘What is a Modern Southern Lager’ to serve at a celebration of long, cold fermentation at this upcoming CBC event. 

Participating Breweries: Barrique Brewing and Blending (TN) // Brutalist Brewing/King State (FL) // Cahaba (AL) // Cellarest (NC) // Cherry Street (GA) // DSSLVR (NC) // East Nashville Beer Works (TN) // Fait La Force (TN) // Fonta Flora Brewery (NC) // Fullsteam (NC) // Harding House (TN) // Inner Voice (GA) // Little Animals (TN) // New Anthem (NC) // Our Mutual Friend (CO, collab w/ Fait La Force) // Sceptre Brewing Arts (GA) // Soul and Spirits (TN) // TennFold (TN). 

Free to CBC Attendees. Free glassware from Boelter!


Happy Hour with Encompass Technologies

Location: Barlines @ Omni Nashville Hotel – 50 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 

When: Sunday, May 7  | 7:30pm – 10:30pm

What: Join Encompass Technologies for an exciting evening of live music, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and networking opportunities. Meet the Encompass team and network with your peers..we can’t wait to see you!


This post was made possible through support from On Tap Credit Union. If you’re considering a brewery opening or expansion, or just wanting a locally crafted banking solution for your personal banking needs, reach out to our friends at www.ontapcu.org

Monday, May 8 Back to top

Funk Fest 2023 

Bad Weather Tour – Western Canada Lunch & Beers

Location: Big Machine Brewery & Distillery – 122 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 11am – 1pm

What: Shanleigh & Heather invites you to join  for a lunch for Western Canadian brewers, featuring a sponsored beer bar, apps, giveaways & more! Shanleigh Thomson (@Shan.Ferments) along with Heather Jerred from Country Malt Group/Canada Malting are hosting their FINAL TOUR STOP! 

BIG MACHINE BREWING IS ACROSS FROM THE CBC CONVENTION CENTER Come whenever you can, there will not be a presentation, but lunch is provided, free beer from Big Machine Brewing. Tickets are free but capped at a 50 person capacity, so please register on the Eventbrite App! We will have a few tickets available at the door but not saved or guaranteed. RSVP Here


CBC Showcase Part 1 – Colorado & West Coast

Location: Broadway Brewhouse Downtown – 317 Broadway, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 11am – 5pm

What: Monday features some of Best Brands’ friends from the West Coast and Colorado including Bottle Logic, Cerebral, Crooked Stave, Our Mutual Friend, Garden Path, Great Notion, Outer Range and Westbound and Down!


TailGate Brewery’s Guest Tappings 

Location: TailGate Brewery Music Row – 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 11am – 10pm

What: Monday Funday on Music Row. At 11am TailGate Brewery will tap a lineup of guest taps from their friends at Equilibrium, RAR, Burley Oak, Resident Culture and New Realm! 

They have 35 draft lines full of guest beers from the above, and 25+ of our their inventive craft beers, plus a full menu of pizza, garlic knots, wings, fries, salads, sandwiches and more. Join at 5pm onward for a sponsored tab from their friends at UE & glassware giveaways from their friends at Grandstand!

These guest taps and sponsored party will take place at TailGate’s Music Row location on Demonbreun, walking distance to the Convention Center! 


Drink Legendary at Jackalope Brewing – Featuring MadTree Brewing

Location: Jackalope Brewing Company  (The Ranch) – 429B Houston St., Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 11am – 11pm

What: Drink Legendary at Jackalope Brewing Company’s one and only Taproom – The Ranch at 429B Houston St. in Wedgewood-Houston, 1.5 miles from Music City Center! Featuring a special lineup of collaboration brews, food trucks, and a colorful, covered patio.

Music City Brew Hop “Mini Hop” runs 12-5pm from Music City Center to Tennessee Brew Works, New Heights, Fait La Force, and Jackalope – FREE for conference attendees!

Monday features: Phone A Friend Pale Ale collaboration with MadTree Brewing – Cincinnati, OH

Food Trucks: Hattie B’s 12-5pm, The Mac Shack 5-10pm


Why So Bitter Bro? Imperial IPA Collaboration Release

Location: New Heights Brewing928 Rep John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 12pm – 4pm

What: “Why So Bitter Bro” – an Imperial IPA, brewed in collaboration with Country Malt & Yakima Cheif Hops – This delicious West Coast Double IPA was brewed with Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, and Centennial hops!


Westie with Our Besties

Location: Barrique Brewing & Blending – 30 Oldham Street, Nashville, Tennessee

When: Monday, May 8  | 12pm – 10pm

What: In collaboration with Crosby Hops, join Barrique’s celebration of the beloved West Coast IPA. Showcasing 15 West Coast style beers including Barrique’s newest IPA and some of the finest beers from our besties across the country. Top it off with some Nashville Hot Chicken by Brave Idiot

Participating Breweries: Bagby // Beachwood // Breakside // Cinderlands // Cloudburst // Comrade // Formula // Grand Fir // Green Cheek // Highland Park // Jackalope // North Park // Rhinegeist // Riip // St. Elmo // Westbound & Down


Wild Seasons: Mixed Culture Ale Tasting- Harding House Brewing

Location: Harding House Brewing Company – 904 51st Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 12pm – 10pm

What: Come sample Harding House’s wild and funky Mixed Culture Ales including their collaboration beer, Strawberry and Koji, with Audrey R&D. A concept created by southern chef, Sean Brock. Enjoy a curated flight of our mixed culture beers for a special price and special bottle releases available for purchase. 

Featured Beers include: Proleptic: Green Tomato 2021, Branches: Muscadine 2021, Native Fruits: PawPaw & Persimmon 2019, Mice Among Lions: Honey Wheat Table Farmhouse, Deep Roots: Golden Beet 2019


Southern Grist Brewing & Friends – Day 2

Location: Southern Grist Brewing – 754 Douglas Ave & 5012 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 12pm – 11pm

What: Visit either of Southern Grist Brewing’s Taprooms (754 Douglas Ave & 5012 Centennial Blvd) for a specially curated taplist featuring not only SGB but some of their friends too! Monday Features: BOTTLE LOGIC // DANCING GNOME // EQUILIBRIUM // VITAMIN SEA. Beers will be available starting at open and while supplies last!


Collab Release & Happy Hour

Location: Crazy Gnome Brewery – 948 Main Street, Nashville, Tennessee

When: Monday, May 8  | 12pm – 11pm

What: Harding House and Crazy Gnome Brewery release their collaboration, Mice Among Lions, a honey wheat mixed culture farmhouse ale. Also available in bottles! Everyone wearing their CBC tag will receive $1 off full pours and flights all day long!


Celebrate Tennessee! – Tap Feature at City Tap Downtown

Location: City Tap – 204 3rd Ave South, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 3pm – 6pm

What: Just a couple of blocks from the Music City Center, this event will feature breweries local to Tennessee! 6 breweries have partnered with City Tap to feature of 3 of their brews respectively(1 special item, 1 seasonal, and 1 core item). Come see what’s brewing in Tennessee!


Tennessee Grain Happy Hour

Location: Tennfold Brewing – 2408 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 3pm – 6pm

What: Join us at Tennfold Brewing as we welcome our friends from Riverbend and Carolina Malting companies to showcase an array of our beers made with Tennessee-grown grains. $5 pints of our Tennessee-based beers. Limited kitchen menu available.


Colorado Brewers Guild Member Meet-Up and Happy Hour

Location: ​​Bearded Iris (Germantown) -101 Van Buren ST, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 3:30pm – 5:30pm

What: Join members of the Colorado Brewers Guild for a Meet-Up and Happy Hour at Bearded Iris Brewing. All are welcome to come network and socialize.


Revolution CBC Happy Hour

Location: Dicey’s Tavern – 425 Chestnut St., Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 4pm – 6pm

What: Join us for an age-old pairing of pizza and beer with our good friends at Dicey’s Tavern! We’ll be featuring a Revolution classic: Anti-Hero IPA. We’ll also be introducing a few new members of the team: Infinity Hero IPA, Freedom Lemonade Session Sour and Freedom Strawberry Lemonade Session Sour. We look forward to seeing you there!


Missouri Brewers Guild Meetup Sponsored by Wipfli

Location: Blackstone Brewing Company – 2312 Clifton Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 4pm – 7pm

What: Missouri Craft Brewers Guild will host a Missouri Meetup for members and potential members sponsored by Wipfli. Join us for a quick Guild update, casual networking and beers. We hope to see you there!


Shift Beers for Lager People – Presented by Yakima Chief Hops & Bearded Iris

Location: Bearded Iris – Sylvan Supply – 4101 Charlotte Ave Suite 40, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 4pm – 7pm

What: Join Bearded Iris Brewing Company at their  Sylvan Supply Taproom for the first CBC ‘shift beer’! Showcasing both modern and classic styles of lager brewing, featuring both PNW and NZ hops, this event is one for the brewers! Bearded Iris has worked up some lagerlicious collabs with Dancing Gnome, Fonta Flora, and Halfway Crooks, as well as a double dry hopped DIPA with Pinthouse. Catch a free shuttle to this refreshing happy hour from Music City Center to Sylvan Supply with your CBC badge.


Asheville in Nashville – Presented by Beer Marketeers, Lotus Beverage Alliance, ProBrewer, Flottweg, and CPE Systems

Location: Fait La Force Brewing, 1414 3rd Ave S St101, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 4pm – 8pm

What: Join us for special evening of cross state lines camaraderie at Fait La Force Brewing featuring guest taps from Burial, DSSOLVR, Zillicoah Beer Company, Leveller Brewing Co., and Archetype Brewing. The evening’s festivities are Sponsored By – Beer Marketeers, Lotus Beverage Alliance, ProBrewer, Flottweg, CPE Systems and Riverbend Malt. Taps will be flowing 4-8pm with a special presentation by the Michael James Jackson Foundation at 4pm. Stop by to enjoy a pint on the sponsors and stick around to try some delicious food from Cledis after the first full day of conferencing.


East Nashville Beer Works & Friends Collab Event

Location: East Nashville Beer Works Taproom – 320 E Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 4pm – 9pm

What: ENBW has put together TEN Beer Collabs, yes, TEN to all be launched on Monday of CBC. Beers being launched include collabs with Bootleg Biology, Common John Brewing, Country Malt, Dual Citizen Brewing, Jasper Yeast, New Heights Brewing, Proximity Malt, Riverbend Malt, Trim Tab Brewing, Yakima Chief Hops, plus more special beers on tap! Come check out our taproom. We have a pizza menu, so food is not a problem, and all these special beers on tap to enjoy. Tons of outdoor space to spread out as well. See you Monday night!


Ommegang and Boulevard Tap Takeover

Location: Rock’n Dough Pizza & Brewery (The Nations) – 1105 51st Ave N., Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 4pm – 9pm

What: Rock’n Dough Pizza & Brewery in The Nations is giving half of our taps to our friends at Omeggang & Boulevard Brewing! Come enjoy a selection of Omeggang & Boulevard’s best brews and enjoy The Nations brewery scene!


Back Alley Birria & Russian River Beer Drop

Location: Living Waters Brewing, 1056 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 4pm – 10pm

What: Join for Secret Bodega Birria’s Pop-up at Living Waters Brewing. Birria, Beer, and good times to be had. Grab some amazing food from the Secret Bodega Crew! We’ve also got some Russian River Pliney the Elder & Blind Pig bottles available for on-site consumption at 6pm.


National Honey Board’s Boots, Bees & Brews Happy Hour

Location: Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery – 1414 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 4:30pm – 6:30pm

What: Join the National Honey Board for a special honey-tasting and happy hour event! We will have a variety of honeys to sample from delicate and floral to rich and robust to mild yet spicy. Sip on specialty cocktails from Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery and learn more about how honey can benefit your next brew!


Happy Hour with Precarious Beer Project

Location: The Picnic Tap NFM – 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 5pm – 7pm

What: Enjoy beers from Precarious Beer Project at The Picnic Tap inside the Nashville Farmers Market. Come through and share a beer with the Precarious team and check out the local offerings that the farmers market has to offer. $2 off beer with your CBC Badge! On Tap: Mountain Marble – American Lager (GABF 2022 Silver), Paparazzi Lightning – West Coast IPA featuring Experimental Hop 1320, Silent Fog – Irish-Style Red Ale with Raisins & Golden Monkey Tea. In Cans: Sepulveda: West Coast Pilsner with Citra.


South Carolina Brewers Guild Meetup

Location: New Heights Brewing Co – 928 Rep John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 5pm – 7pm

What: Join the South Carolina Brewers Guild for a Happy Hour and Crawfish/Shrimp Boil from South Coast Seafood 3:00PM – 6:00PM; REMEDE CANNABIS LOUNGE; LIVE MUSIC: Bluegrass Jam by the Trevor Clark Trio 2:30PM – 5:30PM and one of Nashville’s premier Jam Bands, East Kin from 6:00PM – 9:00PM – MUSIC CITY BREW UP pickup/drop off located at the Main Entrance on 6th Ave


New Realm Brewing + Tailgate Happy Hour Collaboration

Location:Tailgate Brewing (Music Row) – 1538 Demonbreun, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 5pm – 8pm

What: New Realm Brewing Company and Tailgate Brewing (Music Row) are teaming up for an epic Happy Hour event! Come kick back a few beers and hang with the New Realm and Tailgate crew from 5-8pm.


ProMach CBC 23 Party at Yazoo Brewing

Location: Yazoo Brewing, 900 River Bluff Dr., Madison, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 5pm – 9pm

What: Attending CBC 23? Stop by Booth #433 and speak with a representative to get your wristband for our party at Yazoo Brewing on Monday, May 8th! Enjoy live music, food, beer, and network with your fellow brewers and ProMach personnel. There will be a looping shuttle taking attendees from the convention center and to Yazoo from 4:45 PM until the event ends. RSVP Ahead of Time Here


Hot Chicken + Cold Beer Happy Hour – Presented by CMC

Location: Hopsmith Tavern Nashville – 1903 Division St. Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 6pm – 9pm

What: Join for a night of Music, HOT Chicken and COLD Beers. RSVP below, we look forward to seeing you at the event! We will have an amazing lineup on tap for this event, looking forward to having a beer with you! RSVP Here


Music Row Monday Kick-off Party – Sponsored by UberEats and Grandstand

Location: TailGate Brewery Music Row – 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 5pm – 10pm

What: Free food and beer, open to all CBC attendees! Join us for a night of beer, food & tap takeovers from our friends at Burley Oak, Untitled Art, Prairie Artisan Ales, Equilibrium, RAR, Great Notion, The Bruery, New Realm, Offshoot, Fonta Flora and more. 

Get a CBC commemorative glass from the good people at Grandstand, and enjoy your free food & beer courtesy of the folks at Uber Eats. This event is at our Music Row taproom on Demonbreun St, just steps from the Convention Center. Make sure to hit all four of our Nashville taprooms during your CBC visit! Germantown, East Nashville, Music Row and Headquarters (West Nashville).


Friends in Low Places Presented by Monday Night Brewing

Location: Monday Night Preservation Co – 1308 Adams St., Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8 | 6pm

What: A celebration of bottom-fermented beers and friendship, join Monday Night Brewing’s Nashville location for a showcase of guest Lagers from across the country.

Participating Breweries: Barrique // Reuben’s Brews // Rhinegeist // Schilling // Yakima Chief // Single Hill Brewing // Threes Brewing // Half Way Crooks // CLS Farms // NZ Hops // Cohesion // New Image // Green Bench


Tap Takeover with CLS Farms & Yakima Quality Hops

Location: Tennessee Brew Works – 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 6pm – 10pm

What: You’re invited to Music City’s hottest CBC party to talk all about hops with a grower and dealer coming straight from the heart hop country, the Yakima Valley. Slip on your fanciest cowboy boots, straighten your hat, and come share a cold one with us! 🍺 🤠🎵 And of course, we’ll have hop samples for you to rub and smell. 

Featured Beers: YQH-1320 Hazy IPA (5.6%): A crushable, single-hop IPA dominated by pineapple and orange aromas with subtle peach notes and a crisp finish. Hippies and Cowboys IPA (6%): Features El Dorado® in a beer that bursts with tropical and citrus notes. You don’t want to miss out on this party! Appetizers will be provided. RSVP is appreciated but not required


Paul Cauthen at Music City Walk of Fame Park

Location: Music City Walk of Fame Park – 121 4th Ave. S, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 6pm – 10pm

What: Paul Cauthen at Music City Walk of Fame Park is a very special live music experience that can exclusively happen at CBC Nashville. Outlaw country music’s rising singer, songwriter and steward of a rich, resonant, bass-leaning tenor dubbed Big Velvet, Paul Cauthen covers a lot of ground and embodies a lot of characters. 

Brace to meet them all in the iconic Walk of Fame for a uniquely Nashville experience. Paired with craft beer and food trucks deep in the heart of downtown Music City, the event is FREE to the public. CBC attendees get VIP access and free beer tickets exclusively at Paul Cauthen at Music City Walk of Fame Park event sponsor booths. Walk of Fame Park will be up and running for lunch with Nashville food trucks and craft beer options available starting at 12 noon. The official event will kick off with Doors at 6pm, Opening Band at 7pm, and Paul Cauthen headlining at 8 pm. Sponsor Booths: BevSource, IndieBrew, Juno, AntigoZeon, Ball Corporation, Brewbound, BarTrack, CROWLER Nation, Hollingbery & Son, Pro Refrigeration.


The CBC Beer Garden Bash – Presented by Yee-Haw Brewing 

Location: 6th & Peabody – 423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 6pm – 11pm

What: Yee-Haw Brewing Company presents The CBC Beer Garden Bash at 6th & Peabody with live music from Yonder Mountain String Band. Join us in our epic beer garden for food, music, and beer. Located only one block from the convention center, 6th & Peabody is the home of Yee-Haw Brewing and Ole Smoky Distillery, featuring a brewery, distillery, tastings, bottle shop, big screen TVs, and merchandise. Bring your CBC Badge to attend this awesome event! Monday, May 8 | 6-11 pm Music at 7:15 pm


Burn it Down with Half Batch Brewing

Location: The Picnic Tap East – 975 Main Street, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 6:30pm – 10:30pm

What: Come out to The Picnic Tap East (in Hunter’s Station) for special beers from Half Batch Brewing and amazing live music from The Woods and Striking Matches. Doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7:00.


No Quarter (Pinball) CBC Beer Takeover – Living Waters and Friends

Location: No Quarter Pinball – 922 Main St, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 7pm – 1am

What: Join the brewers from Living Waters Brewing, Dssolvr, Wooden Robot, Blackberry Farm, Barrique Barrels & Blending, and Magnanimous Brewing as we play Pinball and drink all the collaboration beers we brewed together for CBC!


Howdy Beer Takeover Featuring Filmore, Justin Ebach, Dallas Wilson, & Spencer Crandall

Location: The Listening Room Cafe – 618 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 8:30pm

What: Join Howdy Beer for a truly authentic Nashville night out as they host a rising country music artist showcase featuring Filmore , Justin Ebach, Dallas Wilson, & Spencer Crandall at Nashville’s iconic Listening Room venue. Tickets available for $20


Rocky Horror with Saint Luna

Location: Hops + Crafts – 319 12th Ave S., Nashville, TN

When: Monday, May 8  | 12am – 2am

What: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing with Saint Luna featuring Rocky Punch


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Tuesday, May 9 Back to top

Funk Fest 2023 

Stick and Puck

Location: Centennial Ice Arena – 222 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 6:30am – 8am

What: Nashville is a Hockey Town! Let’s take advantage of it. Calling all hockey players. All skill levels welcome to The 2nd Annual CBC Skate. Tuesday May 9, 2023 Centennial Ice Arena 6:30am-8am. Contact [email protected] for more info.


Half Off Coffee and Beer

Location: Living Waters Brewing, 1056 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 8am – 11am

What: Join Living Waters before your sessions to grab some batch brew coffee (or beer) and start your day off right! We’re offering half off batch brew Coffee and Beer for everyone with a CBC Badge Monday – Wednesday from 8AM – 11AM!


NZ Hop Selection w/ YCH

Location: Music City Center – Level 1, inside doors across from the Omni Hotel on Rep. John Lewis Way., Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 9am – 4pm

What: Get your hands on this year’s southern hemisphere harvest! Yakima Chief Hops formed a partnership with NZ Hops LTD to become their preferred global supplier. In a first of its kind experience at CBC, brewers will have the opportunity to evaluate and select 2023 Nelson™, Motueka™, Nectaron®, and Riwaka™ varieties. Representatives from YCH and NZ Hops will be onsite to talk NZ hops, our global partnership, and discuss 2023 contract opportunities for your brewery. Level 1, inside doors across from the Omni Hotel on Rep. John Lewis Way.


Open Lab Hours at Bootleg Biology

Location: Bootleg Biology – 1033 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 11am – 1pm

What: Come by Bootleg Biology to see our operation, chat yeast and take part in the ever-important sensory tasting of our cultures.


Fat Bottom’s Boozy Brunch

Location: Teddy’s Tavern – 104 Rep. John Lewis Way, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 11am – 3pm

What: Join us for Boozy Brunch by Fat Bottom Brewery! We’re serving up warm French Toast casseroles, Breakfast burritos, and Veggie quiche with all your favorite Fat Bottom Brews!


CBC Showcase Part II – East Coast and Up North

Location: Broadway Brewhouse Downtown – 317 Broadway, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 11am – 5pm

What: Part II of the Showcase includes some of our friends from the East Coast and up North! Featuring Carton, Destihl, Drekker, Finback, Magnify, MORE, Voodoo, Wallenpaupack and Untitled Art.


Beer, Pizza, Chicken Wings, and Live Music

Location: Tennfold Brewing – 2408 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 11am – 9pm

What: We will be slinging pints, pies, and the best wings in town all day! Limited select reserves of seasonals and one offs from the last 2 years. Live music from Colin O’Bryan starts at 7pm.


TailGate Tappings Tuesday

Location: TailGate Brewery Music Row – 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, Tennessee

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 11am – 10pm

What: TailGate Tuesday on Music Row. At 11am we’ll tap a lineup of guest taps from our friends at Great Notion, Untitled Art, The Bruery and Prairie Artisan Ales! We have 35 draft lines full of guest beers from the above, and 25+ of our own inventive craft beers, plus a full menu of pizza, garlic knots, wings, fries, salads, sandwiches and more. THEN, join us from 6-9pm for an Industry Kickback party hosted by BrewLogix and Harvest Host! These guest taps and sponsored party is at our Music Row location on Demonbreun, walking distance to the Convention Center! 


Drink Legendary at Jackalope – Ft: Crosstown Brewing Co

Location: Jackalope Brewing – 429B Houston Street, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 11am – 11pm

What: Drink Legendary at Jackalope Brewing Company’s one and only Taproom – The Ranch at 429B Houston St. in Wedgewood-Houston, 1.5 miles from Music City Center! Featuring a special lineup of collaboration brews, food trucks, and a colorful, covered patio.

Music City Brew Hop “Mini Hop” runs 12-5pm from Music City Center to Tennessee Brew Works, New Heights, Fait La Force, and Jackalope – FREE for conference attendees!

Tuesday features: Music Highway Hazy IPA collaboration with Crosstown Brewing Company – Memphis, TN


Blackberry Farm Brewery and Friends

Location: Spicy Boys – 924 McFerrin Ave., Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 12pm – 3pm

What: Crawfish, Gumbo, and Beer with: Blackberry Farm Brewery, Black Abbey, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company, Good Word Brewing, Schilling Brewing Co., Scratch Brewing Company, Spirit Animal Co-op, Underberg


Highly Rated High Up

Location: Moxy Hotel Downtown – 110 3rd Ave South, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 12pm – 5pm

What: Come drink an eclectic mélange of some of the highest rated beers at Moxy Hotel’s rooftop bar. Featuring Bearded Iris, Barrique, Halfway Crooks, Outer Range, Bottle Logic, Great Notion, Finback, Cerebral, Our Mutual Friend, MORE, Westbound and Down, Arkane and more!


Southern Grist Brewing and Friends – Day 2

Location: Southern Grist Brewing – 754 Douglas Ave & 5012 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 12pm – 10pm

What: Visit either of Southern Grist Brewing’s Taprooms (754 Douglas Ave & 5012 Centennial Blvd) for a specially curated taplist featuring not only SGB but some of their friends too! Tuesday Features: CEREBRAL // CIVIL SOCIETY // FINBACK // TRIPPING ANIMALS. Beers will be available starting at open and while supplies last!


Camp Rauchbier

Location: Barrique Brewing & Blending – 30 Oldham St., Nashville, TN 

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 12pm – 10pm

What: Join us for Camp Rauchbier! Highlighting smoky beers from Barrique as well as 14 guest taps from our friends around the country. Live podcast with John Holl from All About Beer Magazine. Food by Cabin Attic Burgers. 

Participating Breweries: Carton Brewing // Enegren // Fox Farm // Good Word // Green Bench // Jack’s Abby // Live Oak // Neshaminy Creek // Petty Theives // Switchback // Von Trapp // Wallenpaupack // Wiseacre // Yazoo


“Wake” Burial Tap Takeover

Location: Living Waters Brewing – 1056 E Trinity Ln – Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 12pm – 10pm

What: A tap takeover featuring Burial Beer Co. at Living Waters Brewing featuring draft beer from both Burial and Living Waters!


Collab Release and Happy Hour

Location: Crazy Gnome Brewery – 948 Main Street, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 12pm – 11pm

What: Tenn Lakes Brewing and Crazy Gnome Brewery release their collaboration, a honey blonde Belgian strong made with local honey! Everyone sporting their CBC tag will receive $1 off full pours and flights.


Brewery Meet & Greet

Location: The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden – 731 McFerrin Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 4pm

What: Taste beers from Belgium, Germany, and Poland and meet the brewers. Special bottle popping of 10-year-aged ABT 12 Magnums from St. Bernardus.


Meet the Brewer Happy Hour – Bootleg Biology/BKS Artisan Ales/Good Word Brewing

Location: 51 North Taproom – 704 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 4pm – 6pm

What: Meet the brewers and enjoy happy hour pricing on Bootleg Biology’s collab with BKS Artisan Ales and Good Word Brewing! “Bad Tenant” is a modern take on an English Pale Ale. Try all of these: 

Bad Tenant – 3.9% – Modern English Pale Ale – Collab with Bootleg Biology and BKS Artisan Ales

Coastline Pils – 5% – Dry Hopped Pilsner. Collaboration with Heater Allen, Stověžatá – 5.3% – Czech Pale Lager. Collaboration with Cohesion

Clouds – 8.2% –  Double IPA – Our hazy DIPA that predominantly features Citra, El Dorado, Simcoe and a subtle touch of Mosaic hops, 

Rockhill and Locust – 4% – English Mild Ale – This sessionable (4% abv), yet characterful, beer recently brought home a gold medal at this year’s GABF


Music City Beer Co.’s Honkytonk Happy Hour

Location: Teddy’s Tavern – 104 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 4pm – 7pm

What: CBC attendees, come enjoy a pitcher or four of Music City Light at Teddy’s Tavern, the newest player in the downtown Nashville’s hospitality scene. You will not be disappointed with the Trevor Clark Trio on the main stage or the amazing views from the rooftop deck. Music City Beer Co. also offers some new products in their lineup including Shandy, Amber, and the official beer of Nashville MLS Team, Music City Pitch which will be available in draft or cans. **Teddy’s is treating all CBC badges to the locals discount for the week.


Tripping Animals x Rock N Dough Takeover

Location: Rock n Dough- The Nations – 1105 51st Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 4pm – 7pm

What: Let’s get trippy y’all! Rock n Dough will be featuring their own beers as well as 6 guest taps from Tripping Animals out of Miami, Florida. Featuring lagers, IPAs and fruited sours. Stick around until 7pm for trivia!


Bavarian Hopfenfest by IGN

Location: Yazoo Brewing Company – 900 River Bluff Dr, Madison, TN 37115

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 4pm – 8pm

What: Meet Brewers & Friends! High-class craft beers brewed with finest IGN quality hops. Taste the difference and talk to the brewers about their experiences in a relaxed come-together. Sign Up Now


Tripping Animals Tap Takeover

Location: Rock’n Dough Pizza & Brewery The Nations – 1105 51st Ave N., Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 4pm – 9pm

What: Rock’n Dough Pizza & Brewery in the Nations will be giving half of our taps to our friends at Tripping Animals Brewing Co.


Near Beer: A Celebration of Place – Presented by RadCraft

Location: Harding House Brewing Company -904 51st Ave, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 4pm – 10pm

What: The Farm to Table movement is no stranger to the brewing industry with this philosophy of hyper-local brewing popping up in places around the country. This event is a celebration of some breweries who are inspired by place. Come try a taste of Scratch Brewing- Ava, IL, Fonta Flora Brewing – Nebo, NC, Fullsteam Brewery – Durham, NC, and more to come. Local food details coming. radcraftbeer.com


BSI / Hop Head Farms Midwest IPA Release

Location: Bearded Iris – Sylvan Supply – 4101 Charlotte Ave Suite 40, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 5pm – 7pm 

What: Join us at Bearded Iris Sylvan Supply with our friends from BSI and Hop Head Farms to champion the Midwest. Together, we created a beer that celebrates all things Michigan. BSI is debuting their Michigan Ale Yeast with Hop Head Farm’s Michigan grown hops in this MidWest Coast IPA that tastes like 1999 in a glass. Dontcha Know the teams from BSI and Hop Head Farms will be here to answer all your yeast and hops questions while we share a pint. Courtesy Music City Brew Hop shuttle will run from from the Music City Center to Sylvan Supply (and back) from 4-8PM for anyone with a CBC pass.


Barley Happy Hour

Location: Whiskey Bent Saloon – 306 Broadway, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 5pm – 7pm 

What: Hosted by the National Barley Growers Association: Join us for an informal happy hour to discuss malt barley, our efforts on Capitol Hill, and membership opportunities!


Happy GoTab Happy Hour – Featuring Spot Yeast

Location: Fait la Force Brewing, 1414 3rd Avenue S, Suite 101, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 5pm – 8pm

What: Join GoTab and Spot Yeast out at the Fait la Force taproom for a Happy Hour featuring a variety of beers fermented with yeast from Spot Yeast.


Cherry Street Beer & Burger Collab

Location: Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint Edgehill – 1201 Villa Place, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 5pm – 9pm

What: Know your Brewer and your Burger at our special collaboration release for A Secret Notching golden ale! Come celebrate CBC with us at the Edgehill location. Meet Cherry Street brewers, enjoy the takeover, and grab a delicious, perfectly paired burger.


Opportunity Maker Meet-Up and Happy Hour

Location: Bearded Iris Brewing – 101 Van Buren St, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

What: Are you interested in creating opportunities for personal and professional growth in the craft brewing community? Maybe you’re looking for an opportunity that could be your big break? 

Join members of the Brewers Association Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff and committee for our annual Opportunity Maker Meet-Up and Happy Hour at Bearded Iris Brewing. We are committed to providing unmatched opportunities for learning, professional development, employment, entrepreneurship, belonging, and empowerment to everyone regardless of identities, experiences, or perspectives. All are welcome to join us to socialize, network, and learn about current opportunities for greater access and advancement in the brewing industry. Current mentorship program participants, program alumni, and mentors are encouraged to attend as well as former DEI Mini-Grant recipients.


Industry Kickback – Presented by BreweryDB + Harvest Hosts

Location: TailGate Brewery Music Row – 1538 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 6pm – 9pm

What: Just Come by Tailgate Brewery for an industry kickback on May 9th hosted by BreweryDB and Harvest Hosts. Kick back with industry friends from across the country to enjoy live music, giveaways, and a free beer on us! 15-minute walk from Music City Center.


Sake-Soaked Book Party/Author Hang: Imbibing for Introverts & Sakepedia

Location: Rice Vice/Proper Sake Co. – 3109 Ambrose Avenue, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 6pm – 9pm

What: Join author Jeff Cioletti in celebrating his new book, Imbibing for Introverts while you sip some of the finest sake produced in North America at Proper Sake Co.’s Rice Vice. Jeff will have copies of both Imbibing for Introverts and his earlier title, SakePedia, for sale and signing. If you already own either of these and want them signed, bring them with you!


Sweet as Party

Location: Monday Night Brewing – 1308 Adams Street,  Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 6pm – 9pm

What: Join us at Monday Night Brewing 6 – 9 pm on Tuesday night to celebrate our shared love of NZ Hops! Celebrate lupulin love in both hemispheres! The tap list is hop heavy, featuring collaboration brews with Monday Night Brewing, East Nashville Beer Works, Bearded Iris Brewing Company, and Dssolvr! Hop growers from New Zealand as well as the Pacific Northwest will be joining for the merriment in our full-service waterfront taproom. With incredible hop regions on both sides of the world, this is a great place to be in the middle! Food trucks onsite. Must present CBC badge for entry.


Konvoy Kegs Happy Hour

Location: Bearded Iris (Germantown) – 101 Van Buren St, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 6pm – 9pm

What: Join members of Konvoy Kegs for a Meet-Up and Happy Hour at Bearded Iris Brewing. All are welcome to come network and socialize.


Cider Party – Hosted by the American Cider Association and Cider Institute of North America

Location: Diskin Cider – 1235 Martin Street, Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

What: Join us for cider and pizza at Diskin Cider! You’re welcome to bring ciders to share. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.


One Stop Party with CMG & Vendors

Location: Country Malt Group x Yee-Haw Brewing Co. – 423 6th Ave S., Nashville, TN

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 7pm – 10pm

What: Country Malt Group and Yee-Haw Brewing welcome brewers to the 2023 Craft Brewers Conference! Join us and some of our amazing vendor partners for a night of music, delicious collaboration beers, and celebrating this great industry together! This event is FREE with a CBC badge. Live Music from Goodbye June, presented by Craft Beer and Brewing. Sponsored by: AB Biotek, Briess, Five-Star Chemicals, Oregon Fruit Products. Learn More


Brewsters Arm Wrestling

Location: The 5 Spot – 1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville, NY

When: Tuesday, May 9  | 7pm

What: Come support and cheer on the Brewsters you love as they battle each other for charity! This arm wrestling event has been a CBC favorite and we’re happy to be back where it all began – Nashville! 

Expect over-the-top theater, high energy fierce battles, surprise guest hosts, and plenty of pints. Come ready with cash to bestow on your favorite wrestlers. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Abortion Care Tennessee (ACT) who is working to increase access to sexual health care including safe abortion care for all Tennesseans.

Women, non-binary, and trans folks in beer having fun together with our allies while raising money for the Tennessee community! You do not want to miss this one. See you there!

$10 cover but feel free to donate more! Get your tickets here.


Wednesday, May 10 Back to top

Funk Fest 2023 

Half Off Coffee and Beer

Location: Living Waters Brewing, 1056 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 8am – 11am

What: Join Living Waters before your sessions to grab some batch brew coffee (or beer) and start your day off right! We’re offering half off batch brew Coffee and Beer for everyone with a CBC Badge Monday – Wednesday from 8AM – 11AM!


NZ Hop Selection w/ YCH

Location: Music City Center – Level 1, inside doors across from the Omni Hotel on Rep. John Lewis Way., Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 9am – 12pm

What: Get your hands on this year’s southern hemisphere harvest! Yakima Chief Hops formed a partnership with NZ Hops LTD to become their preferred global supplier. In a first of its kind experience at CBC, brewers will have the opportunity to evaluate and select 2023 Nelson™, Motueka™, Nectaron®, and Riwaka™ varieties. Representatives from YCH and NZ Hops will be onsite to talk NZ hops, our global partnership, and discuss 2023 contract opportunities for your brewery. Level 1, inside doors across from the Omni Hotel on Rep. John Lewis Way.


6th Annual Veterans Blend Selection

Location: Music City Center – Room #201AB

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 10am – 11am

What: Each year during the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) hosts a selection party for military veterans working in the beer industry to get hands on with this unique community blend. 

Each year’s blend benefits a nonprofit organization chosen by the veteran brewer community. The 6th annual blend will benefit Homes for Our Troops, working to secure accessible housing for critically disabled veterans. This organization is unique, in that they not only build a fully modified and accessible home with accommodations for visiting and supporting family members, but they also keep in contact to support these veterans for the rest of their lives. 

Veterans within the brewing community have been working on the preliminary selection process, and blends will be narrowed down to 3 final combinations to choose from. Veterans working in the brewing industry are invited to evaluate hops and cast their vote for the 6th annual Veterans Blend!


Fat Bottom’s Boozy Brunch

Location: Teddy’s Tavern – 104 Rep. John Lewis Way, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 11am – 3pm

What: Join us for Boozy Brunch by Fat Bottom Brewery! We’re serving up warm French Toast casseroles, Breakfast burritos, and Veggie quiche with all your favorite Fat Bottom Brews!


CBC Showcase – Pt III “Down South”

Location: Broadway Brewhouse Downtown – 317 Broadway, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 11am – 5pm

What: The final part of the CBC Showcase features our buddies from all over the South! Including Bearded Iris, Barrique, XUL, New Heights, DSSOLVR, HopFly, Arkane Ale Works, Ology, Tripping Animals, Wanderlinger, Wooden Robot, Live Oak, Odd Breed and Parleaux


Beer, Pizza, Chicken Wings, and Live Music

Location: Tennfold Brewing – 2408 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 11am – 9pm

What: We will be slinging pints, pies, and the best wings in town all day! Limited select reserves of seasonals and one offs from the last 2 years. Live music from the Howlin’ Brothers at 7pm


Drink Legendary at Jackalope

Location: Jackalope Brewing – 429B Houston Street, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 11am – 11pm

What: Drink Legendary at Jackalope Brewing Company’s one and only Taproom – The Ranch at 429B Houston St. in Wedgewood-Houston, 1.5 miles from Music City Center! Featuring a special lineup of collaboration brews, food trucks, and a colorful, covered patio.

Wednesday features: Tri Star Blonde Ale collaboration with the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild

Food Trucks: Hattie B’s 12-5pm, The Grilled Cheeserie 5-10pm


ABS Commercial Kegviking Giveaway

Location: Music City Center – Booth #801 Expo Hall

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 11:15am – 12pm

What: To celebrate 10 years in beer, ABS Commercial will be giving away our 9th Kegviking keg washer at our booth at CBC.


Mixed Culture Mixer

Location: Barrique Brewing & Blending – 30 Oldham St., Nashville, TN 

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 12pm – 10pm

What: Everything wild, funky and spontaneous. Over 40 Barrique Brewing blends, plus 16 wild draft lines and additional bottles from our friends around the country.

Participating Breweries: Beachwood Blendery // Blackberry Farm // Casey Brewing & Blending // Cellarest Beer Project // Creature Comforts // Crooked Run Fermentation // Crooked Stave // Embrace the Funk // Fox Farm // Free Will Brewing // Garden Path Fermentation // Green Bench Brewing // Little Animals // Odd Breed Wild Ales // Odd Colony // Orpheus // Our Mutual Friend Brewing // Parleaux Beer Lab // Primitive Beer // Schilling Beer // The Ale Apothecary // The Seed // Triple Crossing // Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery // Wooden Robot


Southern Grist Brewing and Friends – Day 3

Location: Southern Grist Brewing – 754 Douglas Ave & 5012 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 12pm – 11pm

What: Visit either of Southern Grist Brewing’s Taprooms (754 Douglas Ave & 5012 Centennial Blvd) for a specially curated taplist featuring not only SGB but some of their friends too! Tuesday Features: HOPFLY // OTHER HALF // VOODOO // XÜL. Beers will be available starting at open and while supplies last!


Smash the Glass – Presented by Bearded Iris

Location: Bearded Iris (Germantown) -101 Van Buren ST, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 3pm – 7pm

What: Are you ready to celebrate the end of the conference? Come blow off some steam! Bearded Iris presents “Smash The Glass” sponsored by Beer Markeeters and Underberg. AxeVentures will be on site with their mobile break room to celebrate another successful Craft Brewers Conference. The Nashville Predators have shared the best smashing equipment that Smashville has to offer. They may even have a surprise guest or two.


Book Event – Crafting Brewery Culture

Location: Jackalope Brewing Company – 429B Houston Street, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 4pm – 6pm

What: Join Gary Nicholas, author of the new Brewers Publications release “Crafting Brewery Culture,” to gather and discuss organizational culture in a casual setting at Jackalope Brewing Company


World Beer Cup Watch Party – Presented by ProBrewers

Location: East Nashville Beer Works Taproom – 320 E Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 4pm – 7pm

What: Join us at East Nashville Beer Works on Wednesday May 10th from 4-7pm for a post conference beer and World Beer Cup watch party sponsored by Sponsored By – Beer Marketeers, Lotus Beverage Alliance, ProBrewer, Flottweg, CPE Systems.and All About Beer Magazine. Stop on by to enjoy a beer on our sponsors and stick around if you don’t have tickets to the World Beer Cup show to catch it on the projector!


World Beer Cup Watch Party

Location: New Heights Brewing928 Rep John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 5pm – 7pm 

What: We will be streaming the World Beer Cup Ceremony LIVE in our taproom. Sit back, relax, and cheer on your favorite breweries. Stick around for the New Heights Homebrew Club Awards at 7:30PM. Homebrew Clubs from across Tennessee are competing for the Grand Prize. The winning beer will be scaled up and brewed by the New Heights Brew Team and distributed throughout Tennessee.


TN Guild Member Meet Up – Presented by Millcraft Beverage Solutions

Location: Teddy’s Tavern – 104 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 6pm – 9pm

What: Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild members & CBC badge holders are invited to mingle and enjoy Tennessee beer provided by the Guild board of directors. Meet representatives from our Presenting Sponsor Millcraft Beverage Solutions, along with Farm to Tap, Country Malt Group, Holston Gas, Greene County Partnership, BLEFA kegs, and Martin & Zerfoss Insurance.


WBC After Party with Cherry Street Brewing

Location: Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint Germantown – 1123 Third Ave N, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 7pm – 10pm

What: Know your Brewer and your Burger at our World Beer Cup afterparty! Come wind down CBC with us at the Germantown location. Meet Cherry Street brewers, try our new golden ale, A Secret Notching, and grab a delicious, perfectly paired burger.


Pay Out – A Night of Dice at Lakeside Lounge

Location: Lakeside Lounge – 921 Woodland St, Nashville, TN

When: Wednesday, May 10  | 8pm – 11pm

What: Join the Bearded Iris team for a casual dice night at Lakeside Lounge! We’re featuring our limited-edition Payout IPA, a dice-themed collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza and Yakima Chief Hops. Grab a can and we’ll toss you a bag of specialty dice to join the game. And if you make it to the top three, you’ll win a prize from us and Lakeside Lounge. No entry fee required!


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Thursday, May 11 Back to top

Funk Fest 2023 

Brewers Cup Disc Golf Tournament

Location: Naval Hill Disc Golf Course – S 17th St, Nashville, TN

When: Thursday, May 11  | 9:30am – 1:30pm

What: We want to invite you and your team to our 1st best disc doubles disc golf tournament series, Brewers Cup Powered by Hop Passport. If you have any team members who play disc golf or just looking to have fun at CBC in Nashville May 11th, please share this with them ASAP. This event is completely FREE, the first 100 to register get a free disc and prizes for the top winners. Come join us and network with breweries from around the country. The players party will be at New Heights Brewing and will receive your first beer for free. Learn more and sign up here.


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