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