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.
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!
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!