If you are still looking for something to do on this Memorial Day Saturday, head over to East Park for the 3rd Annual East Nashville Crawfish Bash. Crawfish season is quickly coming to an end, so this may be your last chance for mudbugs in 2017. The crawfish are being provided by Sehrt Seafood, but other food truck options will be available. Also, Pickers Vodka and Yazoo Brew are bringing their delicious liquids, so you know there will be plenty to go around.
Admission to the event is free, but there are some VIP packages available that include guaranteed crawfish and discounted beer throughout the day. For the kids, the Bash will include a bounce house, face painting, and a bubble area. The party starts at 11AM and will go into the evening. Palaver Records has some great live music lined up, with Alana Royale headlining at 5PM. Here’s the rest of the lineup:
12pm – The Medium
1pm – Waterfall Wash
2pm – Sad Baxter
3pm – Harpooner
4pm – Tristen
5pm – Alanna Royale
6pm – Charlie Whitten
7pm – Little Bandit
So, forget the pool or lake on this overcast day and come meet me at East Park. We’re headed over early. It should be a great day and a wonderful way to kick off Memorial Day weekend. Cheers!
If you can’t get into Bridgestone Arena tonight, Little Harpeth Brewing’s East Bank taproom is definitely the place to be. The incomparable Vivek Surti of VEA Supper Club will be roasting ducks for duck tacos with salsa roja, pickled onions, and cilantro., while game 6 of the Western Conference Final is shown on a 12′ screen with sound. Also, LHB beers will be 2-4-1 all night. What more could you ask for? Well, other than the hardest ticket in Nashville history (for now). See you there around 6PM. The puck drops at 7.
(source: Warner Brothers)
Beer and Cheese supporting The Tennessee Respite Coalition and family caregivers returns on Tuesday May 16th in a new location. The 5th Annual Beer and Cheese event will take place at The Black Abbey Brewery (2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Tennessee Respite Coalition “provides relief to families and caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of providing ongoing care.” At some point in life, many of us will find ourselves as the caregiver for a loved one. Tennessee Respite is there to support those who have taken on this demanding and selfless role of caregiver. There is more information about Tennessee Respite’s mission and history below.
The good people at The Bloomy Rind and The Black Abbey will be pairing BA’s Belgian-inspired ales with cheeses from Nashville’s premier cheese purveyor. Tickets are $3o in advance and will be $35 at the door. There are also a couple of add-on packages available this year. For an additional $10, you can take a guided tour of the brewery at 6 PM or for $40 more, you can take home a full growler of Black Abbey beer and a wedge of cheese. There also will be live music courtesy of Nashville Universe. You can get more information and purchase tickets here.
Now, to the giveaway. Tennessee Respite Coalition has graciously given Tennessee Maltz two tickets to give away to the event. To win the tickets, you just need to follow us both on Instagram (@TennesseeMaltz and @tnrespite), like this post, and tag three friends. For an additional entry or if you don’t have an IG account, you can also comment below. That’s all it takes! The contest ends on Friday, March 12th at noon CST and I will select a winner soon thereafter. Good luck and don’t miss this great event supporting Tennessee Respite Coalition!
The Tennessee Respite Coalition’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for family caregivers through respite.
In 1996, a small group of individuals interested in respite met to discuss the status of respite in Tennessee. They called themselves the Tennessee Respite Coalition and set goals of raising respite awareness and increasing respite services in Tennessee. This group received funding to further their efforts, which included developing a universal access point for respite and organizing Respite Awareness Days at the state Capitol. By 2000, the work had expanded to create a need for a full-time coordinator. At this time, the organization operated from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. As the organization evolved, the TRC transformed into an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, which allowed it to receive grants and donations to support respite services. In 2006, Congress passed the Lifespan Respite Act. Three years later, Tennessee was one of the first seven states to receive a three-year Lifespan Respite grant. Through its work, the TRC has gained national presence and developed connections with respite leaders across the country. Today, the original goals set by that small group of volunteers in 1996 still remain at the heart of the TRC’s mission to enhance the quality of life for caregivers throughout Tennessee.
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.
Pableaux Johnson’s Red Beans Road Show is headed north to return to The Gulch’s Biscuit Love (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
The good people over at East Nashville Beer Works are releasing an IPA this afternoon in 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.”