Knoxville loves it craft beer, and what better way to celebrate it than to have some of its amazing new breweries in the area come out with some amazing new beers right in time for Knoxville Craft Beer Week.

Six breweries around the downtown Knoxville area will be featuring a beer specific to a country around the world, so consumers can come take a global tour of beer without leaving the city!


||||||||||||||||||||| TUESDAY – JUNE 14TH ||||||||||||||||||||||||

Where: Crafty Bastard Brewery
When: 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
BEER-STYLE: India Pale Ale
FOOD: Vegemite on Toast (free)
Description: Crafty has taken some Aussie-based hops and created 3 IPAs with them. Their main hop in all of them is the Pacific Jade, which was developed in New Zealand in 2004 and is known for its complex, peppery/citrus notes. Each beer is then dry-hopped with 3 different Aussie-New Zealand invented hops: Galaxy (passionfruit), Nelson-Sauvin (white grape), and Motueka (lime/citrus). Come taste the differences a single hop can make to a beer! And double-dog-dare yourself to try some vegemite after you drink your beer (maybe not before).

Where: Schulz Brau Brewery
When: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Description: TBA

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Where: Last Days of Autumn Brewery
When: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Description: Although the abbreviation means ‘Extra Special Bitter,’ the beer itself is anything but bitter. It can be a little sweet with caramel and dried fruit notes to it. It’s a malty beverage with a copper color, typically. One of the most ‘well-balanced’ beers of England.

Where: Sawworks Brewing Co.
When: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
BEER-STYLE: Irish Cider
Description: Sawworks is making a dry, semi-sweet apple cider just like how they drink it in the Irish home country.

||||||||||||||||||||| THURSDAY – JUNE 16TH |||||||||||||||||||||

Where: Blackhorse Brewing Co.
BEER-STYLE: Barrel-aged Scotch Ale
Description: A deep copper color, caramel notes, with a thick body, high alcohol, and a oaky flavor from the barrel aging – yum!

Where: Alliance Brewing Co.
When: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
BEER-STYLE: Grodziskie
Description: Alliance is offering a traditional Polish-style beer called a grodziskie. It is made with wheat malt that has been dried with oak smoke, giving it a unique acrid, almost semi-sweet flavor in its finished product; it also known for being highly carbinated with a tight and pronounced head and a hoppy presents in its finish. Food pairings will be announced soon!