Lots of great beer has been pumping out of the brewery this summer! Sales continue to increase a little bit each month as I am finally finding the balance in my system and what the brewery is currently capable of producing. If you are curious to know where and what is currently pouring, check out http://briarscratchbrewing.com/whats-on-tap/
The year round flagship brews are Creekbank Blonde and Cottontown Brown. If you haven’t tried these beers yet, you haven’t tried BriarScratch. The summer seasonal has been a huge hit so far. Sumner Summer Ale “the official summer beer of Sumner County”. This one will pour through August as we just recently brewed the last batch for the year. Time to focus on a Fall seasonal! Go to our facebook page and vote on your favorite idea. On top of these 3 I have done some really tasty single batch beers. Pop’s Hops #8 is currently pouring and is made with 4 hop varieties and our very own wild briar yeast. Pop’s Hops #9, a big hoppy American IPA, will start going out in the next week or two. Other brews on the lineup include Winchester’s Gold; a wheat ale with lemon zest brewed for the Gala at Cragfont, and a saison style farmhouse ale infused with a locally made organic elderberry syrup.
We recently released at 4 new locations! Broadway Liquors and Discount Tobacco Outlet are both filling growlers of draft beer to go. Look for BriarScratch at these locally owned establishments. I’m proud to be working with Brixx Pizza of Hendersonville and the brand spankin’ new Tennessee Pour House in Gallatin. I am doing a special brew for Pour House, Aela Brown, which is Cottontown Brown infused with their custom light roast coffee! You have to check this place out if you’re a fan of things that taste amazing, which I believe you are!
If that’s not enough, I also did a collaboration with The Copper Still Wine and Spirits. Adam, the owner at Copper Still, got his hands on a freshly emptied 25 gallon whiskey barrel from Tenn South Distillery. The barrel previously held Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey, and was refilled with Cottontown Brown. Over the course of 6 weeks, our brown ale took on flavors of oak, vanilla, cherry, and a hint of smoke, and the result is phenomenal! A light bodied easy drinkin beer with the flavor of a nice whiskey. This will go super fast so if you’re interested in trying it, head on over the The Copper Still and ask for “Southern Proper”
July has been one hot month here in Middle Tennessee, and brewing beer is definitely not the way to beat the heat, but drinking a cold one sure does the trick. Lots of great local things are happening in our community, so please do your part and keep it thriving!
Cheers from the holler!