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.
Located in a non-descript building in an industrial part of town without a ton of signage, I know that really narrows it down. There is plenty of parking and once you figure out the entrance a fairly spacious bar. They had nothing but NE IPA's when we were there and they were all pretty solid, but c'mon vary it up a little.
No flights, pouring 8oz. 6 or 8 taps, all NE IPAs DDH, that’s great but I could use some variety ... the bar is actually within the brewery, and was completely smelling of wort when I was visiting and made it hard smelling anything else. Good beers, but facility was bit disappointed.
Best brewery in town. The place is a big warehouse, darkly lit and a bit of a grungy feel. No flights, but all beers available in half-pours (8 oz) for $3-4. 8 beers on tap, 4 IPAs, 4 IIPAs, all NE-style, so if this is your thing, this is Mecca for you. The beer quality was outstanding - everything was excellent, some even better. What a gem this place is. If you only make one stop when in Nashville, make this it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.