This was the first stop on Beer tour 08. Food was great. Service was great. Just the standards on tap, but after a while they were talked into ’going in the back’ to see what was conditioning in the bottle. Great place.
This place was cool we arrived about 4:30 and the informed us that every beer we bought we would be entered in a draw to tap the cask that night ( they have a cask every week night) and the winner would get a beer and a glass and a to win a GABF. My only negative thing to say about this place is the know it all German brewer.
Nice place. I went in with one expectation and I was surprised that I was wrong. I was expecting more of a Gordon Birsch high end fancy place. It was not. Large anc spacious, very relaxed atmosphere. I got there before the dinner crush, so I had time to sample the beers, eat and have desert before they got busy. They beers were solid, nothing huge, big and amazing, but there was not one I would not drink again. The food was nice. The sun dried tomatoes in the Chicken Caesar Salad were a nice touch and I really enjoyed the Grapefruit Sorbet. There is a separate menus for the beers and the food which was a nice touch. The beer menu spent time telling about each beer and the food menu offered suggestion as to which ‘cellar’ of beer or wine to pick with the food. I want to especially point out that the wait staff gave me all the time I wanted to sample the beers before I ordered my food. Thanks for that, so many places try and rush ya through. I would most definitely stop here again, and will if ever I’m in Nashville again.
great place. nice clean place great friendly staff. the brewer was on hand and was also nice to me. the pizza was good and the beers were the best i’ve had at a brewpub since i came to the area. i’ll be back.
As far as restaurant/brewpubs, this place sits behind Blackstone for certain. I sometimes start here and then move on to Blackstone for more beer and better food. I’ve fund that Blackstone typically has better beer for this type of place, but am always happy to try thiers out. Again... this is a sampler place for me. I just love samplers.
bigger than it looks when you first approach. Inside we had to ask to be seated and so we were starting to be skeptical. However, that all changed fast as we got some great beer: my dad got a decent scotch ale, my dad’s buddy got a nice mild light colored lager, and I had an excellent cask conditioned IPA. Next I had their regular draft IPA which was a little more balanced and more of a session beer for hop fans.
We had appetizers of smoked duck eggroll with a little barbecue sauce and chopped pimento garnish and some large butterflied shrimp cajun style- first rate. Main courses were for dad and Woody HUGE center-cut ribeye steaks done to perfection. Woody said he would’ve like a little more seasoning, but still great steak. They had a side of garlic mashed spuds (big serving); I had two large thick tasty smoked and grilled porkchops on a giant pile of sweet potatoes. BBQ sauce drizzled on the plate.
The waiter was very attentive, easy going, friendly. and a great guy. Highest praise for this place. The front desk clerk here at the Music City Sheraton had recommended the porter and burgers. Lucky Nashville!
Took a seat in the bar area. Our server new enough about the beers to answer any questions we had. The brew selection to me was excellent. I was lucky enough to be here before the dinner rush food was good I had a burger the wife the pizza the burger was excellent the pizza was ok. I was there for the beer. I felt it was excellent and at $4 a pint an excellent value. I wish I lived closer so I could frequent it more often.
I took a cab from Big River to Boscos, which to my shock was $10 to go 2.5 miles! The cabs in Nashville are expensive. Unlike Big River, which was closing down for the night at just after 11pm on a Friday, Boscos was still happening when I arrived there at about Midnight. Perhaps this was partially due to its close proximity to Vanderbilt U. The joint is not upscale like Big River, but perhaps is more comfortable. I sat at the bar, which was noisy and smoky! The bartender, when finding out I was from Minneapolis and was rating beer, gave me my $8 sampler for free! That helped ease the pain of the $20 in cab fares it took me to get there and back. The beer was very solid. 4 regulars and 3 seasonals. By that time at night after probably 4-5 beers at dinner and another 7 samples at Big River, my palate was a little fried. Recommended.