Bearded Iris Brewing

101 Van Buren St
Nashville, Tennessee United States 37208
brewery (Bearded Iris)  4.2/5.0 9 reviews
Wed-Thurs 5-10pm; Fri 5-11pm; Sat 12-11pm; Sun 12-8pm

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Beers At Bearded Iris Brewing

NameABVEntered
Bearded Iris Offbeat7.5%12/3/2017
Bearded Iris Tunnel Vision6.8%12/3/2017
Bearded Iris Scatterbrain6%11/19/2017
Bearded Iris Double Homestyle - Double Dry Hopped w/ Citra8.2%11/11/2017
Bearded Iris Kaleidoscope6%11/11/2017
Bearded Iris Enigmatic6.1%11/4/2017
Bearded Iris Attention Please!8.2%10/25/2017
Bearded Iris Tunnel Vision - Double Dry Hopped6.8%10/25/2017
Bearded Iris Attention Please! - Double Dry Hopped w/ Nelson Sauvin8.2%10/10/2017
Bearded Iris Chasing Rainbows Three5.8%10/10/2017
Bearded Iris Jigsaw7.7%10/7/2017
Bearded Iris Epicenter6.5%9/30/2017
Bearded Iris Catalyst9.5%9/30/2017
Bearded Iris Double Vision8%9/25/2017
Bearded Iris Entangled5.6%9/23/2017
Bearded Iris Chief of Chiefs 7.5%8/23/2017
Bearded Iris Chasing Rainbows Two5.8%8/20/2017
Bearded Iris Homestyle6%8/8/2017
Bearded Iris Double Homestyle8.2%8/4/2017
Bearded Iris Chief of Chiefs - Double Dry Hopped7.5%8/4/2017
Bearded Iris Attention Please! - Double Dry Hopped8.2%7/8/2017
Bearded Iris Zigzag7.8%7/8/2017
Bearded Iris Hidden Gem6%7/8/2017
Bearded Iris Wabash8.4%7/3/2017
Bearded Iris Ever Clever8.5%7/3/2017
Bearded Iris Overtones Double IPA8.2%7/2/2017
Bearded Iris Picture Book7.3%6/18/2017
Bearded Iris Again & Again5.5%6/16/2017
Bearded Iris Red Handed Double IPA7.5%4/25/2017
Bearded Iris Light Beam0%4/25/2017
Bearded Iris Noisemaker5%4/24/2017
Bearded Iris Acid Test5.2%4/24/2017
Bearded Iris Double Scatterbrain8%4/24/2017
Bearded Iris Double Habit 7.5%2/22/2017
Bearded Iris Shipshape4.8%2/22/2017
Bearded Iris Cold Front 5.5%2/19/2017


70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen  (459) Charleston Area, West Virginia | August 25, 2017
Free dedicated gravel parking lot. Old industrial building near the river, inside you can see the brewing equipment over a block pony wall. No air conditioning, so consider that before you go. Dog friendly patio out front. Service was slow for a Wednesday night at 9pm. The place was busy, but the biggest problem was they only had one dedicated bar tender (big younger dude with a beard working his bag off trying to take orders) it took twenty-five minutes to get a beer. However they had a short dude who took my order and messed up my bill, but the other guy made it right. Clientele ran the gamut: hipsters, beer bros, locals, and a definite minority beer snobs. Different seating/standing available: Pool table, living room, bar, tables, and outside. They have pints, half pours, crowlers, and some four-packs of cans to go. It seems homestyle is there flagship, but for me it was just average. I really liked Chief of Chiefs. I would come back to try Red Handed. Top quality NE style IPAs, but some management of this place would help.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
b3shine  (337) Indiana | August 7, 2017
A brewery/taproom near downtown Nashville focusing on NE Pale Ales, IPAs, and DIPAs. The atmosphere is okay, but the draft list is solid, and the service is good. No food, but apparently food trucks come around on occasion. Cans and crowlers available to-go as well. If you like hazy IPAs, this is a must-stop if you’re in town.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
willisread  (115) Nashville, Tennessee | May 28, 2017| Updated November 4, 2017
Dark interior in a warehouse with moody lighting as others mentioned. Generally 6-8 beers on tap that come in 2 sizes. Crowlers are also available. Bar can get a bit crowded at peak hours, so make sure you plan appropriately. No flights as others mentioned as well. Beers were great, the haze craze in full effect. They also have food trucks from time to time and outdoor seating. Also located just a hop skip from some amazing restaurants in Germantown. A must do in Nashville for any beer fan.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jbruner  (311) Marietta, Georgia | April 30, 2017
A warehouse with a hipster vibe going on, a big wood bar, a free pool table, and some old chairs. A little musty with the heat of a non air conditioned warehouse and the old church-like bar. Service was great, knowledgeable and very accommodating, despite being busy. Selection was all pale ales and IPAs when I went, aside from one porter that was not very good, but the hoppy beer was all new school and solid. If you like the new school juice, stop here for sure.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous  (199) Lexington, Kentucky | April 24, 2017
Warehouse location where the taproom is not that big. A bit dark as well. But space to sit and games available. Nice tap list. No flights, only half pours. Crolwers and cans available. Best beer in TN.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie  (813) Denver, Colorado | March 29, 2017
Located in a warehouse and tucked away from most civilization, Bearded Iris is still an easy commute from downtown, especially on a bicycle given the bike path’s proximity. The taproom is inviting and hip. It was the only place we visited in Nashville that was playing hip hop, that was a cool change of pace. It was pretty quiet on a Thursday night at 9 but the bartender was attentive and helpful nontheless. On my visit the beer list was very focused on hoppy beers. It was something like two or three IPA’s two IIPA’s, and a hoppy pale ale. Most or all of which were cloudy and turbid. I thought the beers were as well made as fans of that style would like them to be. So, if you’re into that kind of thing, go check out Bearded Iris. I’m a firm believer in a brewery setting themselves apart as an area becomes more plentiful in beer, but personally I’m just not that into the hazy IPA thing.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk  (403) Washington D.C., Washington DC | February 22, 2017
Awesome beer at this place - promised to be Tennessee’s best beer in no time. Atmosphere here is decent, with friendly clients. Bartenders a little less friendly, and often slow and overwhelmed by customers. They don’t do flights but they do half pours, which amounts to about the same thing. Also crowlers and growlers, and they sell cans in four packs, sometimes of stuff not on tap. Must visit in Nashville.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
theisti  (903) Kansas | October 17, 2016
Visited after work on a Friday. Located north of downtown Nashville, tucked back by a bunch of industrial buildings near some new condo construction (the gentry is coming!)/ Parking is in a dirt parking lot out front. Tasting room is big and open with 12 seats at the wide bar in the back of the room. In addition to bar seating, also a few tables and couches. Beer selection was limited when I visited, only 3 beers on, though it looked like 3 other beers just kicked and 2 were on deck but not ready yet. Full and half pours and crowlers. Great music playing on a nice system at an appropriate volume (must have read Gene’s review). Super friendly staff. I really liked the vibe of this place.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (3076) Charlotte , North Carolina | July 24, 2016
Old manufacturing building I think in an industrial part of town. The taproom and brewery are an integrated unit, although by law they have to have a barrier, and theirs is wood panel. Bar is dark wood with a nice copper top and beautiful backsplash. Two foeders that have seen better days are being reconditioned. Seating is chairs and couches. Very loud head banger music was a conversation deterrent. Beers were available in full or half pours (six ounces for $3) and the handful that we had were very tasty. Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. No food that I saw. A bit warm inside on a hot July day made it a bit hard to linger. Great stop.

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