I stopped in at Ghost River Brewing Company in Memphis, Tennessee. Let me just say this up front. I have failed – failed to record specific beer names that is. The toasted marshmallow stout (made with peeps?) Oh My Goodness. This beer is so delicious who needs dessert. And then, on top of that the P. S. I Love You Imperial Brown on Palo Santo Wood. Let’s talk. I’ve enjoyed the Dogfish beer made in Palo Santo barrels. It’s darker and richer and stronger. This beer is sweeter and coconutty – is that a word? Well, it’s also delicious. I enjoyed the other beers but these stood out to me.
I stopped in at High Cotton Brewing Company in Memphis, Tennessee and enjoyed the Scottish Ale. This beer was malty but not too sweet, nor was it too bitter, it was just right! The bartender was really helpful and we chatted quite a bit about the beer scene in Memphis and High Cotton’s beers. I went on to try several others which were also very good, Doppelbock, Mexican Lager, and Czar IPA.
I stopped in at Wiseacre Brewing Company in Memphis, Tennessee. Admiral Benbow Extra Special Strong Bitter was my favorite beer i enjoyed there. Philbert Baltic Porter with Hazelnuts and Gotta Get Up To Get Down Sweet Milk Stout were also delicious. The tap room is very cool inside and outside. Also loved the great swag; picked up a pair of cool brewery socks.
I stopped in at Crosstown Brewing Company in Memphis, Tennessee. Unfortunately, I got there right after the bar had closed. Fortunately, the bartender was able to sell me a four-pack of Tator Doppelbock Lager. Unfortunately, while I was enjoying one in the picnic area the brewery staff informed me that I could not consume take-away beer on premises. Fortunately, I was able to bring the remaining cans to my hotel for later consumption – like now.
I stopped in at Meddlesome Brewing Company in Cordova, Tennessee (near Memphis). I decided to go with the Dirty Dova New England Style Double IPA. This was the bartender’s recommendation. Solid. Strong beer. Great hop taste and aroma. Delightful to drink. Glad I stopped in.
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 Czann’s Brewing Company in Nashville, Tennessee and enjoyed their Pale Ale and their Dunkelweizen. Both were great beers. I found the Dunkelweizen to be the better of the two. Great example of this style. Rich and delicious. Well worth stopping in for.
I stopped in at Yazoo Brewing Company in Nashville, Tennessee to try their beers. The flight did not disappoint. The Hefeweizen was crisp. Pale ale was tasty. Sly Rye Porter was spicy. The Dos Perros Mexican style was new for me but I greatly enjoyed it. Hop Perfect was a solid IPA. Gerst Amber Ale – tradition – history – a legend. Stop in and try them all!
I stopped in at Fat Bottom Brewery in Nashville, Tennessee and enjoyed a burger and beer. The burger was delicious – caramelized onions and spicy sauce. The onion rings and dipping sauce were delicious as well. The Ida Belgian Style Golden Ale was smooth and enjoyable. The 2 Hop Shakur IPA was amazing. What a great time. Great food. Great beer. Bottoms Up!