Next Level Brewing Company Opens at 700 North Broadway

Next Level Brewing Company held a soft opening this past weekend to large crowds and they officially opened for business last night. I visited early on a cold Tuesday night and found a beautiful space, highlighted by tables constructed by the owners and lighting designed and constructed by Derek White of Bird on the Wire […]

Knoxville’s Craft Beer Community on Display for Craft Beer Week

Remember when craft beer was a novelty in Knoxville? Maybe all the way back ten years or so? Outside of a couple of local establishments, such as Downtown Grill and Brewery making beer for themselves, there wasn’t much else going on. Then we had a craft brewery, then another. Beer festivals sprang up. A beer […]

Want to Take a Walk With Me? (Or Do Lots of Other Fun Things at Bike, Boat, Brew and Bark?)

The third annual Bike, Boat, Brew and Bark, sponsored by Visit Knoxville,¬†will be held this Saturday on the north waterfront and areas all around. As before, there are a number of moving parts and something for almost anyone – whether you love being active or you like to chill in a soft chair with a […]

Pretentious Beer Company Now Has Its Own . . .

Mmm, what would it be that a beer company might want of its very own? As it turns out, owner Matthew Cummings laid it out for me the first time we talked: First there was glass art, then there were beer glasses, a glass blowing studio was followed by a bar and the bar would […]

Pour Taproom Opens in the Old City

Slipping intentionally under the radar last week was the official opening of Pour Taproom at 207 West Jackson in the Jackson Terminal Building. Wanting an opportunity to try out the systems and operate at a lower volume to get the kinks out, the crowds grew through the week as word spread about the new business. […]