Top Summer Beers At Every Nashville Brewery

Top Summer Beers At Every Nashville Brewery

Wednesday, Jun 07 2017

Nashville's craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, with the city totaling 17 breweries (and counting) in Davidson and Williamson counties. With each brewery offering a variety of styles, choice paralysis is a very real concern—we've pulled together a list of what you should order at each spot, highlighting top sellers and summer favorites. Cheers to drinking your way through Nashville's taprooms!

Getcha a Cold One at Bearded Iris Brewery at Bearded Iris Brewing
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Getcha a Cold One at Bearded Iris Brewery

Head to Germantown's only brewery to taste its top-seller, Homestyle, a 100% Mosaic Oated IPA.

Getcha a Cold One at Bearded Iris Brewery
$$   .  Bearded Iris Brewing   .  Nashville
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Toast Your Chalice at Black Abbey Brewing at The Black Abbey Brewing Company
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Toast Your Chalice at Black Abbey Brewing

Black Abbey is known for its Belgian-style brews, and The Rose, a Belgian-style Blonde Ale, entices patrons to venture off the beaten path to South Nashville.

Toast Your Chalice at Black Abbey Brewing
$   .  The Black Abbey Brewing Company   .  Nashville
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Bottoms Up at Blackstone Brewery & Taphouse at Blackstone
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Bottoms Up at Blackstone Brewery & Taphouse

Nashville's oldest brewery has relocated its operations north of Charlotte Avenue. Check out the Taphouse and try Watermelon Picnic, a fruit gose, for a quintessential summer beer.

Bottoms Up at Blackstone Brewery & Taphouse
$   .  Blackstone   .  Nashville
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Celebrate the Art of Craft Beer at Czann's  at Czann's Brewing Co LLC
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Celebrate the Art of Craft Beer at Czann's

One of Nashville's smaller, but still just as great, taprooms draws customers in with its seasonal beers rotated five to six times a year. The brewery is also known for its exceedingly popular Blonde.

Celebrate the Art of Craft Beer at Czann's
$   .  Czann's Brewing Co LLC   .  Nashville
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Sip Pints at East Nashville Beer Works at East Nashville Beer Works
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Sip Pints at East Nashville Beer Works

Seven brews and pizza pies are the focus of this brewery. The Miro Miel Honey Blonde Ale is the biggest draw, but the beer garden that wraps around the entire back and side of the building doesn't hurt either.

Sip Pints at East Nashville Beer Works
$   .  East Nashville Beer Works   .  Nashville
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Chill Out at Fat Bottom Brewing at Fat Bottom Brewing
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Chill Out at Fat Bottom Brewing

Head to The Nations to check out Fat Bottom Brewing's new digs and enjoy Two Piece, their summer wheat, in the amazing beer garden.

Chill Out at Fat Bottom Brewing
$   .  Fat Bottom Brewing   .  Nashville
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Drink a Pint of Badonkadonk at Honky Tonk Brewing at Honky Tonk Brewing Co.
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Drink a Pint of Badonkadonk at Honky Tonk Brewing

Dust off your boots, hop heads! Honky Tonk may be off the beaten path, but their pints will keep ya coming back, especially for the popular West Coast IPA!

Drink a Pint of Badonkadonk at Honky Tonk Brewing
$   .  Honky Tonk Brewing Co.   .  Nashville
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Drink Amazingness (and Feminism) at Jackalope at Jackalope Brewing Company
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Drink Amazingness (and Feminism) at Jackalope

One of Nashville's most well-known breweries lures guests with a consistent rotation of seasonal beers (Lovebird, anyone?), but Thunder Ann, an American Pale Ale, is the outright favorite.

Drink Amazingness (and Feminism) at Jackalope
$   .  Jackalope Brewing Company   .  Nashville
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Lap Up Lagers at Little Harpeth Brewing at Little Harpeth Brewing
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Lap Up Lagers at Little Harpeth Brewing

Little Harpeth Brewing creates German lagers consistent with the beers of pre-Prohibition Middle Tennessee. Head to the taproom for Davy B.H.M., a refreshing summer ale imparted with banana and clove flavors.

Lap Up Lagers at Little Harpeth Brewing
$   .  Little Harpeth Brewing   .  Nashville
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Expand Your Palate at Mantra Artisan Ales at Mantra Artisan Ales
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Expand Your Palate at Mantra Artisan Ales

Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan is the name behind this brewery and taproom in Franklin that features 24 taps, with the Saffron IPA being the biggest draw.

Expand Your Palate at Mantra Artisan Ales
$   .  Mantra Artisan Ales   .  Franklin
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Consume a Cold One at Mill Creek Brewing at Mill Creek Brewing Co.
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Consume a Cold One at Mill Creek Brewing

One of only two breweries in Williamson County, Mill Creek Brewing offers four flagship beers, and Lil Darlin, a citrus-infused wheat beer, has developed a loyal following.

Consume a Cold One at Mill Creek Brewing
$   .  Mill Creek Brewing Co.   .  Nolensville
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Elevate Your Beer Game at New Heights Brewing at New Heights Brewing Company
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Elevate Your Beer Game at New Heights Brewing

One of Nashville's newest breweries is an IPA lover's paradise, so it should come as no surprise that the aptly named New Heights IPA is a top seller.

Elevate Your Beer Game at New Heights Brewing
$   .  New Heights Brewing Company   .  Nashville
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Sip Lagers at Smith & Lentz Brewing at Smith & Lentz Brewing
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Sip Lagers at Smith & Lentz Brewing

Specializing in IPAs and lagers, Smith & Lentz serves up a community-oriented atmosphere in East Nashville. Its Summer Wheat fully encompasses the season with its hoppy floral notes.

Sip Lagers at Smith & Lentz Brewing
$   .  Smith & Lentz Brewing   .  Nashville
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Try Funky Ales at Southern Grist Brewing at Southern Grist Brewing Company
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Try Funky Ales at Southern Grist Brewing

Southern Grist serves up unique brews that span the complete spectrum of hops. The perennial favorite is Mixed Greens, an American IPA, while BroCoNut, a coconut IPA, is the most popular seasonal (because who doesn't want to taste summer in a can?).

Try Funky Ales at Southern Grist Brewing
$   .  Southern Grist Brewing Company   .  Nashville
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Turn Up at TailGate Beer at TailGate Beer
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Turn Up at TailGate Beer

This kid-friendly brewery is outfitted with twenty taps and a spacious outdoor area to enjoy the Middle Tennessee weather. Watermelon Wheat and Strawberry Rhubarb are great options to savor the season.

Turn Up at TailGate Beer
$   .  TailGate Beer   .  Nashville
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Get a Taste of Tennessee at Tennessee Brew Works at Tennessee Brew Works
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Get a Taste of Tennessee at Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works' spacious, two-floor taproom and awesome outdoor patios are the perfect setting to enjoy longstanding favorite Southern Wit, a Belgian-style White Ale, or a summery beer like Nashweizen.

Get a Taste of Tennessee at Tennessee Brew Works
$   .  Tennessee Brew Works   .  Nashville
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Let Out a Yahoo for Yazoo Brewing at Yazoo Brewing Company
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Let Out a Yahoo for Yazoo Brewing

Arguably Nashville's most well-known brewery, locals and tourists alike flock to the taproom in The Gulch to sip the Hefeweizen and Hop Perfect IPA. Outside the taproom, the favorites are the Pale Ale and Dos Perros.

Let Out a Yahoo for Yazoo Brewing
$   .  Yazoo Brewing Company   .  Nashville
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Top Summer Beers At Every Nashville Brewery
Top Summer Beers At Every Nashville Brewery