Today’s post marks the beginning of the first series here on Tennessee Maltz. As I tried to brainstorm ideas and determine the direction in which this blog would go, my dear friend Matty Hargrove threw out an idea. Matty suggested that I ask my chef friends a couple questions about their personal experiences with beer. As with most thoughts from Mr. Hargrove, I immediately loved the idea. Nothing complicated or over thought here. Just straight answers in their own words. I know how busy chefs are and how crazy their hours can be, so I didn’t want to take up to much of their time or be a burden. Matty and I eventually agreed upon two questions:
- What is your most memorable beer experience?
- What is your desert island beer?
For the first Shift Beer entry, Biscuit Love’s Karl Worley was the only choice. Karl and I met just over 5 years ago, a few months before Karl and his wife, Sarah, rolled out the Biscuit Love Truck. The moment I met Karl in person, he handed me my first 6 pack of Hopslam and the rest was history. Karl quickly became one of my closest friends and and we consider the Worleys family. He even named a (short-lived) biscuit, The T. Oliver, after my son when he was born in 2012. When the Worley’s opened Biscuit Love Brunch in the Gulch, Karl asked me to select the beers and it has been nothing but an honor to head the Biscuit Love Beer Board as the Worley’s restaurant family grows. With the Worley’s 2nd brick and mortar restaurant opening in Hillsboro Village in May, Karl is busier than ever, but was able to take a little time for Tennessee Maltz to answer our Shift Beer questions. Here’s what Karl had to say:
“My most memorable beer experience is when I would finish with shifts late night on the truck and would come and have a beer with you while you brewed. Not only was it some great beer but more importantly it was the act of drinking something really special while sharing life. I know it sounds like a Sunday school answer…but it is my best beer memory.
Desert Island Beer – Blackberry Farm Classic Saison – It is my jam. I think it is the perfect beer, and I believe people would find me to drink it with me on that desert island…it’s that good!”
(Photo: Nathan Wilburn)
Athens, Georgia’s Terrapin Beer Company is celebrating their 15th Anniversary tonight at Brewhouse South (1855 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, Tennessee, TN 37067) from 5-8 PM. Brewhouse will be tapping 15 different Terrapin beers to celebrate the occasion. Amazingly, all of these beers will be $4 a piece! Here’s what will be flowing:
- Cumulus Lupulus
- T-Time Berliner Weisse
- Single Origin Coffee – Ecuador
- Rye Pale Ale
- Liquid Bliss
- Sound Czech
- Walking Dead
- Luau Krunkles
- Cherry W-N-B
With this list at $4 a pour, it’s definitely worth a trip to Cool Springs to celebrate one of the OGs of Southern craft beer. Let us know, if you make it out!
Jim Mauries and the fellas at Fly South are hosting the 2017 Sage On the Water Tour this weekend. 2017’s On the Water Tour features locations throughout the Southeast and kicks off here in Nashville. Today’s event takes place at Fly South’s Midtown fly shop (115 19th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee) and will included rod demos, free beer, and a X Rod giveaway at 5:30. Tomorrow, the action shifts to the banks of the Caney for a true “on the water” experiences. Here’s the rest of the On the Water Tour schedule:
- Nashville, TN – April 15th
- Atlanta, GA – April 22nd
- Asheville, NC – April 29th
- Harrisonburg, VA – June 10th
- Charleston, SC – TBD July
- Florida Keys, FL – TBD July
- Sanibel Island, FL – TBD July
Appalachia Happy Hours:
- Fly South – Nashville, TN – April 14th
- The Fish Hawk – Atlanta, GA – April 18th
- Deep South Outfitters – Birmingham, AL – April 19th
- Alpharetta Outfitters – Alpharetta, GA – April 20th
- Blue Ridge Fly Fishing – Chattanooga, TN – April 21st
- Tuckaseegee Fly Shop – Sylva, NC – April 25th
- Brooking Anglers – Cashiers, NC – April 26th
- Hunter Banks Fly Shop – Asheville, NC – April 27th
- Davidson River Outfitters – Brevard, NC – April 28th
- Mossy Creek Fly Shop – Harrisonburg, VA – June 8th
- Remainder of Happy Hour dates in the Southeast TBD
This event sounds like a blast and a can’t miss for any respectable Middle Tennessee fly-fisherman. Be there!
“The first stop of the Sage 2017 On The Water Tour is here at Fly South in downtown Nashville. Make sure to mark your calendar as we are going to host a great evening and giveaway an X rod to a lucky winner. We provide, beer, finger food, demo rods, casting games, and give a presentation on the special sauce we put into every Sage rod we handcraft on Bainbridge Island. Factory personnel is on hand to talk about your perfect setup and answer any questions you might have.
Date // Friday April 14th
Time // 12-6pm
Directions // Fly South Fly Shop
Demo Rods // 12-6pm
Food and Beer // 3:30pm-close
Sage Presentation // 5-5:30
X Rod Giveaway // 5:50 must be present to win
See you at the shop for a Friday night pre-party and then make sure to join us on the Caney Fork on Saturday the 19th for the full On the Water Experience.”
– Fly South
Noble Springs Dairy is once again opening their gates for a Spring celebration on Saturday, April 15th. This year, Justyne and Dustin Noble are combining the party with an Easter Egg Hunt. I took my family down to Franklin 5 years ago for the open house and we had a fantastic afternoon. My wife was pregnant with our 2nd child and my daughter was just 2 years old. We had a wonderful time exploring the property, picnicking, and petting and milking goats. Needless to say, my children are so excited about returning to the farm on Saturday.
Shane Autrey’s Smoke et al will be back on site serving the finest food truck fare you’ll find anywhere. Shane and the Nobles have a long history of working together. I don’t think I have ever seen a Smoke et al menu without a Noble Springs goat cheese product on it (and I was there on his opening night). Check out Shane’s mouthwatering menu for Saturday here.
In addition to the goats and delicious food, Noble Springs will be offering free samples of their goat cheese products and local beers from both Yazoo and Little Harpeth. Noble Springs Dairy products will, of course, be available for purchase. The good people at Lipman Brothers have graciously donated the beer to help support The Land Trust For Tennessee.
The Nobles are requesting that you RSVP, if you are bringing egg hunters. They would like to have a head count of children, so they are sure to have enough eggs for the 1:00 PM Easter egg hunt. Please email dustin@noble-springs or text 615-481-9546 to RSVP. The event runs from 11-2 and the farm is located at 3144 Blazer Road in Franklin, just 15 minutes from the square. A $10 per car donation is requested and all donations will go to support The Land Trust For Tennessee. I hope to see you out on the farm on Saturday!
That’s pretty much all you need to know here. Our good friend Vivek “#MahaV” Surti passed this along from MUNCHIES. Enjoy.