Shift Beers with Biscuit Love’s Karl Worley

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:

  1. What is your most memorable beer experience?
  2. What is your desert island beer?

For the first Shift Beer entry, Biscuit Love’s Karl Worley was the only Karl Truckchoice. 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!”

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(Photo: Nathan Wilburn)

15 Beers for 15 Years of Terrapin at Brewhouse South – TONIGHT

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:

  1. Cumulus Lupulus
  2. T-Time Berliner WeisseTerrapin Handles
  3. Single Origin Coffee – Ecuador
  4. Hi-5
  5. Rye Pale Ale
  6. Mosaic
  7. Hopsecutioner
  8. Liquid Bliss
  9. Sound Czech
  10. Walking Dead
  11. W-N-B
  12. Luau Krunkles
  13. Lucille
  14. Moo-Hoo
  15. 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!

Sage’s On the Water Tour Hits Fly South Today

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:

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

(Source: MidCurrent)

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.

DETAILS!!!

Date // Friday April 14th
Time // 12-6pm
Directions // Fly South Fly Shop

Events
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

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Eggstravaganza 2017 at Noble Springs Dairy

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 tNoblehe 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!
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Red Beans Road Show Returns to Biscuit Love on Tuesday

Pableaux Johnson’s Red Beans Road Show is headed north to return to The Gulch’s Biscuit LoveRBBL (316 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) for another pop-up dinner on Tuesday night at 7PM (social hour starts at 6:30). Pableaux, a New Orleans author and photographer, and The Worleys teamed up with Lisa Donovan for Nashville’s first Red Beans Road Show, back in October. Pableaux’s pop-up dinner series aims to spread NOLA’s tradition of Monday night red beans and rice with the rest of America. Pableaux encourages strangers to become friends over supper and a few libations. Matty Hargrove will pouring some outstanding Blackberry Farm Brewery beer and Reedy Creek wine will be flowing, as well. Grab your tickets here and don’t miss this event!

“The Red Beans Roadshow is a restaurant pop-up series that takes a New Orleans’ trademark Monday-night tradition on the road. The roadshow pairs writer/photographer/ne’er do well Pableaux Johnson with a local host chef for a night of good, simple food, camaraderie and appropriate misbehavior.

Modeled on Pableaux’s New Orleans home-based tradition, each event features a hearty Louisiana supper (red beans and rice, skillet cornbread) combined with the whims of our host chef (starter and dessert courses). Less a dinner party than an informal family supper, diners are encouraged to belly up to the table and break cornbread with friends and strangers alike.

Based on Pableaux’s 2009 travel/writing project, the Red Beans Roadshow now regularly holds events in Washington DC, Atlanta and Nashville. During the summer of 2015, he’ll take to the road once again, teaming up with an amazing roster of fantastic chefs in cities across the US.

It all adds up to a great, informal night of Louisiana culture, with a nice slab of crunchy cornbread on the side.”

– Red Beans Road Show

ENBW to Release Wes Coast Hamatrillo Today at 6PM

The good people over at East Nashville Beer Works are releasing an IPA this afternoon inwes honor of their late friend, Wes Taylor. Wes passed away almost a year ago and has been so deeply missed by many in the Nashville beer community. Wes was a native Nashvillian and a fixture in this town’s craft beer scene for many years. This West Coast IPA will be an outstanding tribute to a man taken too soon. Stop by for a pint or two on your way home this afternoon.

“The Man – Wes Taylor was a smart, (extremely) funny, charming, goofy, wonderful friend we lost so suddenly in March of 2016. A true beer nerd, Wes was a bright light in Middle Tennessee craft beer culture, and was beloved by so many.

The Beer – A collaboration brew with Wes’s friends that all met at the homebrewing supply shop Rebel Brewer. Adrian Thompson, Alex Boenigk, Tim Ryan, and Sean Jewett sat down over a few pints and came up with the “Wes Coast Hamatrillo.” This 7.2%ABV West Coast style IPA has a malt backbone of Golden Promise and Bonlander Munich malts. Featuring Amarillo and Citra hops, we think it’s an IPA Wes would love to drink while fishing, listening to music, or hanging out with friends.

Join us Tuesday March 21st between 6-10pm, to pay proper homage to Wes and enjoy his tribute brew. For this night we’ll have $4 pints of the Wes Coast Hamatrillo and happy hour pricing on all other ENBW beers.”

– ENBW

 

Mexican Culinary Adventures Launches Tonight with Matt Bolus

West Nashville’s Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge (5303 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209) begins their Mexican Culinary Adventures dinner series tonight. Since opening almost a year ago, Bajo Sexto’s chef Kaelin Ulrich-Processed with VSCOTrilling has been wowing Nashville diners with his authentic Oaxacan cuisine. Kaelin is also coming off of a victory in the Cochon 555 whole hog cookery competition featuring some of the city’s finest chefs. At only 24 years old, Kaelin has an exciting future ahead, but also a very rich culinary past. Bajo Sexto has created this series as a way for Kaelin to tell his story and also collaborate with some of Nashville’s hottest chefs.

“Bajo Sexto presents our homage to Mexican adventures. We’re very excited to share our young chef’s creations, lessons and musings about Mexican culture, cuisine and of course booze. Throughout the year, we will feature dinner parties, cooking classes and tastings that encourage all of us to embrace our neighbors and think outside the box.

– Bajo Sexto

Processed with VSCOMexican Culinary Adventures begins with The 404 Kitchen’s chef Matt Bolus as guest chef. Bolus’ Gulch restaurant has been one of the city’s best since opening in October of 2003. The 404 Kitchen’s modern European cuisine and bar program, featuring one of Nashville’s largest bourbon collections, are second to none. Recently, The 404 Kitchen was chosen as the Tennessee representative on Southern Living’s The Best Restaurants in Every Southern State 2017 list, just another feather in the cap of this highly acclaimed restaurant. Bolus and Ulrich-Trilling have been friends since Kaelin arrived in Nashville and have put together an impressive menu inspired by their Mexican and Southern roots:

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
i woke up in tijuana- sazerac rye, lemon, curacao, chartreuse, cayenne+ angostura
the last oaxacan – mezcal, tamarind, orange+ lime
PASSED HORS D’ OEUVRES
polpettine (meatball), creme fraiche, za’atar + sumac
fritters, duck carnitas, orange+ parsley gremolata
TO BEGIN
winter vegetable salad + warm vinaigrette
ceviche / snapper, lime, basil, mint serrano, avocado+ totopos to shareto follow
TO FOLLOW
taco – foie gras, spiced apple+ sourdough croutons
taco – grilled octopus, mojo de ajo, wild tomatillo + pipicha salsa
MAIN
charred flank steak, roasted beets, jerusalem artichokes, pepitas + cilantro lime crema
whole roasted chicken, guajillo bourbon glaze, 404 cornbread+ roasted vegetables
TO FINISH
oaxacan chocolate ice cream + churros, assorted inspired toppings
– Bajo Sexto
Cocktails and appetizers begin at 6:30 and dinner will be served at 7:30. At $65 for cocktails, passed hors d’ouvres, and four courses from these two gentlemen, you really can’t beat this dinner. A few tickets are still available. Call Bajo Sexto at (615) 678-1049 to make your reservation for tonight’s dinner.
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Prairie Artisan Ales Cellar Blowout at Brewhouse South – TONIGHT

Brewhouse South (1855 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067) is hosting a Prairie Artisan Ales takeover event on Thursday, March 9th at 5PM. In addition to 5 draft offerings, Brewhouse South will also have 8 Prairie bottles available. Some of these bottles have been cellared since last fall, when these beers first appeared and then quickly disappeared in the Nashville market. Barrel Aged BOMB! and Pirate BOMB! were highly allocated and limited at one bottle per person. Both of these rare beers will be available in 12 oz bottles at Brewhouse South. Thursday’s event will be a great opportunity to taste some of these beers, if you missed out on bottles in late 2016.

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Since Prairie arrived in Nashville via Bounty Bev in October, an amazing number of Prairie’s barrel aged and non-barrel aged stouts have swiftly come and gone. I wasn’t sure what to expect when their Nashville distribution was announced, but Prairie has continually sent their best beers this way. BOMB! has quickly become a regular offering on many draft lists around town and bottles seem to be in endless supply. In addition to these great stouts, Brewhouse South will also be pouring some of Prairie’s excellent farmhouse ales: Ace, Standard, and the newly released Funky Gold Citra. Here’s the full list of what will be available on Thursday:

      Draft

  • Prairie Ace
  • Prairie Bible Belt
  • Prairie Standard
  • Prairie Paradise
  • Prairie Funky Gold Citra

Bottles

  • Prairie Noir
  • Prairie Pirate Bomb
  • Prairie Barrel Aged Bomb
  • Prairie Vanilla Noir
  • Prairie Pirate Noir
  • Prairie Coffee Noir
  • Prairie BA Bible Belt
  • Prairie Bible Belt

Fly Fishing Film Tour Returns to Nashville on Thursday

Fly South is bringing the Fly Fishing Film Tour back to Nashville on Thursday, March 8th at 8PM (doors open at 7). This year, F3T will return to Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203) after a great event in that space last year. This is the 8th time that the F3T has come to Nashville and it’s an event that I look forward to each March. The films are always captivating and and the settings are absolutely stunning. You will undoubtedly leave Marathon Music Works trying to determine where you’re next fishing destination will be.

In addition to the films, everyone gets stoked about the amazing giveaways during intermission. My father in law, #SaisonBilly, actually won a Sage One rod back when the event was at The Belcourt. With sponsors like Costa, Yeti, and Ross Reels, I’m sure the prizes will be bigger and better than ever. Oskar Blues has been a longtime sponsor of F3T, so there will be plenty of Dale’s, IPA, and Mama’s Little Yella Pils available inside Marathon Music Works on Thursday. Having the bar inside the venue is a huge advantage of having the Film Tour at Marathon. Gone are the days of standing in line for a beer forever, while the fish porn plays on without you. Oskar Blues is once again running their Go Fish Yourself contest alongside F3T. This year’s grand prize is a guided fly fishing trip on the South Fork of the Snake River. Register for a chance to win this trip and some great OB swag here. Discount tickets ($20) to F3T are available at Fly South (115 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203) or they can be purchased here for $3 more. Grab yours today, as this event has always sold out.

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