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Starr Hill Brewery | Double Bass Double Chocolate Stout

Hello fellow snobs! Colder weather, darker beer. Thems the rules….or not, I like dark beers in hot weather too (like today oddly enough), light in cold weather, whatever. Stupid rules. The beer today I’ve been eyeing for a couple of weeks now. However, since I wanted to write about it, I’ve had to hold it back until I’v ...

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Alliance Brewing Company | Kölsch

Howdy friends in beer! I hope this post finds you well. On deck this evening I have a beer that I am very excited about. Lighter beers are not usually on my regular rotation, however, when I see a kölsch I will often give it a shot. That’s largely thanks to Adam Ingle at Alliance Brewing Company who opened my eyes as to what this bee ...

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Starr Hill Brewery | Warm Up Winter Ale

Cold, hot. Cold, hot. Is it winter or not?! Such is life in East Tennessee. I’ve heard people joke that if you don’t like the weather in Tennessee, just give it a few hours. Many of us know what that means! That said, it is winter time and there’s nothing quite like a winter ale and a nice roaring fire – one of my favori ...

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Remember Your Friends at the Liquor Store

I had a moment of euphoria in Kroger last weekend. I went to peruse the beer section to see what impact our new TN laws had on the beer selection. If you’re not aware, as of January 1st “beer” in the state of Tennessee had changed from 6.25% to 10.1%. There was much rejoicing as this had been a very limiting, arcane, b ...

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival May 20th, 2017

Howdy beer friends! If you’re like us, the spring fills up fast. Warm weather makes a nice friend and gets us all out of the house – which is great. However, there are always more opportunities than there are hours in the day so you have to make sure you maximize each opportunity! What better way to maximize a Saturday than to go to ...

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Jade IPA | Foothills Brewing Company | Part 2 of 2

I rolled into Asheville in December 1999 after leaving Clearwater, FL.  It was a bit of a culture shock due to the friendly people, the weather and the beer choices. Up until then, the best craft offering I had was a Samuel Adams so you can imagine what it was like for this beer-virgin in the up-and-coming beer city USA. I since have a lov ...

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Jade IPA | Foothills Brewing Company | Part 1 of 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: this is a guest blog provided by  Foothills Marketing Director Ray Goodrich. Both his parents graduated from UT, so he’s OK. In Part 2, we pop a top and Snob Don tells it like it is.  Go ahead. Get Jaded. That’s what the label copy implores you to do on Jade IPA, one of our most popular beers. In ...

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TN Beer Run! Beginning January 24, 2017

Howdy beer fans! If you haven’t already heard, Knoxville’s own Zack Roskop of Knox Brew Tours fame is headed across our fair state in an effort to visit every brewery this wonderful land of orange has to offer. We can sum this adventure up like this; epic. road. trip. If you’re not already following this awesome event as it bu ...

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Blackberry Farm Brewery | Brett Fruit Blend

Blackberry Farm continues to push the envelope with their beer. While we’ve written a fair amount about Blackberry Farm Brewery, they always seem to find a way to top their last effort. In this case, they’ve been accumulating some barrels and in the case of this particular Brett Fruit Blend beer, they used a red wine barrel and adde ...

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Smoky Mountain Brewery | Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Congrats to Smoky Mountain on their 20th anniversary! It’s pretty wild to think that these guys have been brewing beer in East Tennessee since 1996. While many of us in the craft beer community sometimes overlook what Smoky Mountain has to offer, that’s changing in a huge way. There are certainly mainstays at Smoky Mountain that we ...

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