Beers from 50 breweries, including four from Memphis, will be poured this weekend at the East Nashville Beer Fest.
“It’s a great one! It’s always packed, they have great breweries on hand, and it’s a great chance to see our friends from across the state and beyond,” said Clark Ortkiese, Crosstown Brewing’s co-founder.
This will be Crosstown’s 4th year to attend the fest, Ortkiese said. The brewery will be pouring Traffic IPA, Lucky Chompers Helles Lager and Squonkey Hoppy Lager.
Focus on local, regional beers
About 40 of the 50 breweries at the festival are based in Tennessee, said Kendall Joseph, Chief Beer Officer at Rhizome Productions.
“Rhizome Productions started the East Nashville Beer Festival to bring the best craft beer to our friends and neighbors. We’ve always focused on pouring great local beer. In 2011, there weren’t nearly as many options for Tennessee beer as there are today,” Joseph said.
“It’s been really cool to see craft beer take off in Memphis and the number of breweries grow. We’ve visited several times since 2020 and enjoyed what Memphis breweries are brewing. We’ve featured many Memphis breweries over the years and are happy to pour beer from Beale Street, Crosstown, Memphis Made and Soul & Spirits. We consider them friends and partners and so glad they’re making the drive up I-40 for the festival this weekend.”
The East Nashville Beer Fest will take place Saturday from noon-5 p.m. at East Park, 700 Woodland Street, not far from downtown.
The full list of breweries at the event is available online.
Eight of Nashville’s best food trucks will be on site, plus more than 10 vendors will be selling products. In addition, there will be live music throughout the day.
Joseph said this year’s event benefits the Oasis Bike Workshop, “and we’ve also partnered with Ride for Reading and the TN Breast Council Coalition in past years, in total raising over $200,000 for those charities!”
General admission tickets are $65 plus a $4.57 fee, and there’s still a few tickets available.