Cool Springs Brewery, Franklin, TN

I stopped in at Cool Springs Brewery in Franklin, Tennessee for dinner and a beer.  Their fish and chips was wonderful.  I’m glad I went with the small portion.  It was plenty of food.  The chips were great plank fries and the fish was expertly fried.  I tried two beers.  Their Pecker Wrecker IPA was tasty, a bit resiny for my palate but good nevertheless.  Their Fatback Amber was very tasty and perfectly paired with the fish and chips.  This made for an ideal dinner.  I highly recommend this place for dinner and beer.

Tailgate Beer, Nashville, TN

I stopped in at Tailgate Beer in Nashville, Tennessee and enjoyed a flight of beers.  Their Watermelon Wheat was tasty but I was hoping for more watermelon flavor.  Their Fall Wit was an enjoyable beer – mild in flavor.  Grapefruit IPA was also good but again I wanted more grapefruit flavor.  The Peanut Butter Milk Stout was smooth and delicious.  Just the right amount of peanut butter.  This was the last beer I tasted and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I also enjoyed the large hosue salad from their kitchen.  Their pizzas looked tasty but that would have been too heavy for me at that time.  The brewery is a great place and well worth a visit!


Parkway Brewing Company, Salem, VA

I stopped in at Parkway Brewing Company in Salem, Virginia for a beer.  I wound up trying a flight.  The brewery has a great feel.  It includes a wide open space with various seating options.  Also when I was there a food truck and live music were featured.  In terms of beer I really enjoyed the Majestic Mullet Krispy Kolsch.  This is a fresh, drinkable beer.  Delightful.  I also enjoyed three IPA’s – Get Bent, Factory Girl and Grapefruit.  I enjoyed the hoppiness of these.  Good flavors.  Slightly resiny for my taste.  The Seeing Colors Spiced Ale is a delicious fall seasonal.  I really loved the spices.  Baltic Porter is also a very tasty, darker beer.  I tried a quick sample of the Gose on tap which was sour, salty and refreshing.  I recommend stopping in and trying these beers!