Geezers Brewery Prepares to Open Tasting Room on 5th Avenue

Geezers Brewery has been a growing presence on the Knoxville Craft Beer scene for years in one form or another as they’ve grown and evolved organically. Their passion for home brewing and mountain bikes, developed into a blog in 2010. That eventually gave way to a focus on the brewing and on developing a long-term […]

Update on Hi-Wire Brewing Tasting Room in South Knoxville

Last February, plans were announced for having a tasting room for Asheville’s Hi-Wire Brewing Company at 906 Sevier Avenue in South Knoxville. The addition of an award-winning Asheville brewery to our local landscape continues the expansion of the craft beer movement and extends its economic impact. It also furthers the rapid redevelopment of south Knoxville […]

The Brewing and Distilling Center: A Piece of the Craft Beer Scene Hidden in Plain Sight

Barely off Broadway and Central at 130 Bearden Place is an important part of our growing and vibrant craft beer movement. I’d overlooked it for over a year, so I reached out to the owner and founder of the Brewing and Distilling Center, Todd White, to find out exactly what the place is about. I […]

Elst Brewing Company Opens on North Central

It’s located north Knoxville, one of the booming areas around downtown. Elst Brewing Company, at 2417 North Central Street joins Loch and Key Productions and Steamboat Sandwiches, both of which I’ve recently profiled, in an adjoined building that is serving as an anchor in the area’s emerging new development. The new company is the product […]

How About a Little Orchestra with that Beer?

We have certain expectations of different kinds of people and groups. Sure, sometimes they are misguided preconceptions, but generally certain groups or tastes don’t mix much. Do you think of wine snobs flocking to hockey games? Do you easily imagine a Prius-filled parking lot for a monster truck rally? Modern Dance enthusiasts at a gun […]