Nashville Summer Beer Events That Don't Suck

If you haven't noticed, craft beer has grown in popularity and with that growth comes more beer-related events than any one human could actually survive. So I've narrowed it down to the key Nashville beer events that are worth your time, money, and hangover.

 

Brew At The Zoo

Nashville Zoo

May 31st, 6:30-10:30pm

Have you ever watched flamingos buzzed? You'll like it.

Tickets $65

 

ShenaniGoats Yoga

East Nashville Beer Works

June 2nd, 10-11am

Drunken goat yoga. Pretty sure the goats stay sober but who knows what the day might bring.

Tickets $32

 

Beer Dinner

Makeready

June 18th, 7pm

Makeready (delightful restaurant in the Noelle hotel) has invited Bearded Iris and Modern Times over to pair some very tasty beer with some very tasty food. You're on the guest list, too! Except you have to pay for it.

Tickets $65

 

Preds Craft Beer Festival

Bridgestone Arena

June 22nd, 10-11am

Only summer beer festival in Nashville where you won't sweat your tits off. That's a win for me.

Tickets $69 until June 14th

 

Beer & Hymns

The Sutler w/ Black Abbey

June 20th, 7-10pm

Personally, this is one of my favorites. Last time I went, they had Gaston, a flautist, and several men in kilts participating.

Tickets $12

 

Bikes & Beers

Yazoo

August 3rd, 9am

For those of you who enjoy pairing strenuous physical activity with your beer drinking, you can go on a 15 or 30-mile bike ride before enjoying your brewskies. I'll meet you at the finish line. In the taproom. Three beers deep.

Tickets $25-50

 

Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival

Percy Warner Park

September 7&8th, 9am-5pm

Ok so it's not technically a beer event but can you think of a better context for drinking beer? Didn't think so.

Tickets $30


Glitter beer is a real thing.

Ever sat down to enjoy a cold one and thought, "I just need more sparkle in my life" ? Congratulations, glitter-infused beer is now a thing. Don't worry, it's not the craft-time herpes kind of glitter, this is an edible shimmery decorating dust (often called Luster Dust) used widely in cake decorating. And it's making its way into kegs and bottles everywhere.

(Disclaimer: I did not choose that club rave music.)

Technically, not all luster dust is edible. BUT there is an FDA-approved version that's made with sugar, maltodextrin, and mica-based pearlescent pigments. Ya, I didn't know what the hell those last two were either...

 

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Nashville Babe-Owned Brewery Embraces New Tech To Reduce CO2 Emissions

The remix to emissions hot and fresh out da kitchen, mama rollin' dat bottle got every man in here sippin. And woman. Let's get to the point. Jackalope just announced that they've signed up to be even more bad-ass than they already are. How is that possible? They're reducing that ever-growing carbon footprint of ours.

They've hooked up with Austin-based company, Earthly Labs, to implement what's called a Carbon Capture System that will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50% – an estimated 100,000 pounds of waste CO2 per year. Let's put it into perspective, shall we?

It's difficult to assign an average emission rate to the brewing industry simply because it varies widely based on each brewery's specific practices and processes. But we can at least get a general idea thanks to our friends out in Fort Collins. New Belgium did an assessment a few years ago that determined that the carbon footprint of a 6-pack of Fat Tire® Amber Ale (FT) equates to about 3,188 grams of CO2. Let me explain why that's significant... one tree absorbs about 60 grams of CO2 per day, which means it takes a little over 53 days to offset the carbon emissions of 1 six-pack. Which also means I need to plant a forest because I am definitely putting back more one six-pack every 53 days.

This new tech Jackalope is using will allow them to capture their own CO2 waste and re-use it for their carbonation and packaging, saving that 100k pounds of CO2 per year which is equivalent to the work of about 1,500 trees. That's definitely worth raising a glass to.

Want to learn more about this exciting innovative technology? Or drink beer and party with Jackalope? Great, you can do both this Saturday at their Earth Day Birthday celebration. I'll see you there.