Tennessee is home to a number of craft breweries throughout the state. From Great Smoky Mountains to the banks of the Mississippi River, there are plenty of destination-worthy brews to for both visitors and residents alike to try and enjoy. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Bearded Iris Brewing

Bearded Iris Brewing

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The taproom at Bearded Iris Brewing brings both new and old friends together from far and near to inspire lofty plans, exchange ideas, share stories, and above all, drink beer. Whether customers are grabbing a beer after a day of errands, after a morning bike ride or run, or after a long day of work, the tap room is a great place to relax and enjoy a pint or two. The taproom allows visitor to bring their own food and is kid-friendly. Customer can also bring their pets in the outdoor patio area. Cultivating variety is what drives Bearded Iris Brewing.

Bearded Iris Brewing, 101 Van Buren St, Nashville, TN 37208, Phone: 615-928-7988


Blackhorse Pub & Brewery

Blackhorse Pub & Brewery

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The Blackhorse Pub & Brewery actually has two breweries, one in Clarksville and one Knoxville. The Tap Room is located at the Clarksville location, offering drink specials, darts, pool tables, and live music in a relaxing atmosphere until two or three in the morning.

The pub offers sandwiches, salads, pastas, steaks, gourmet pizza, and more. Brunch is also served on the weekends. The Knoxville brewery produces favorites such as the classic Hefeweizen, Vanilla Cream Ale, and Blackhorse IPA, while the Clarksville brewery is expanding Blackhorse’s barrel aging program with beers like Barrel Aged Peach Saison and Barrel Aged Southern Imperial Stout.

Blackhorse Pub & Brewery, 132 Franklin St, Clarksville, TN 37040, Phone: 931-552-3726


Blackstone Brewing Co

Blackstone Brewing Co

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The Blackstone Brewing Company is the most award-winning and oldest brewery in Nashville, Tennessee. They have been producing craft bee in the city since 1994. The TapHouse at Blackstone features sixteen beers on tap and offers flights, six packs, and growlers. Instead of a food truck, the brewery has a food bus on-site generally whenever the TapHouse is open. The Bus opens at 2:00pm on Saturdays and is closed on Mondays. The menu includes fish and chips, fries, burgers, and more. The TapHouse is open 4:00pm-8:00pm Monday through Friday, 12:00pm-8:pm on Saturday, and 2:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday.

Blackstone Brewing Co, 2312 Clifton Ave, Nashville TN 37209, Phone: 615-320-9002


Crafty Bastard Brewery

Crafty Bastard Brewery

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Founded in 2014, the Crafty Bastard Brewery specializes in creating unconventional craft beers. Located just two minutes away from Knoxville’s downtown Old City, the nanobrewery keeps itself small in order to provide top-quality beer that is the most unique in eastern Tennessee. Crafty Bastard produces hop-heavy English-style craft beers, smoky porters, and tropical flavored IPAs, in addition to infusions and casks. Beers offered at the taproom are on a constant rotation. Food trucks are also on the grounds of the brewery from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on weekdays, and 2:00pm to 8:00pm on weekends.

Crafty Bastard Brewery, 6 Emory Place Knoxville, TN 37917, Phone: 865-755-2358


Fanatic Brewing Company

Fanatic Brewing Company

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Along with its four flagship beers, the Fanatic Brewing Company produces several one-offs and seasonal beers throughout the year. The founder of the brewery, Marty Velas, has been brewing beer since before it was cool. Originally student in engineering, Velas fell in love with Pilsner beer during a trip in Europe. It was a beer mostly unheard of at the time in America. More than forty years later, the brewery now makes around three thousand barrels each year of beer. The four flagship beers are the Fanatic Blacks, the Fanatic Pale Ale, the Tennessee Red, and the Tennessee Blonde.

Fanatic Brewing Company, 2735 N. Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917, Phone: 865-548-2327


Hexagon Brewing Company

Hexagon Brewing Company

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The Taproom of the Hexagon Brewing Company offers freshly brewed craft beer each day of the week. Visitors can grab a bite to eat from the on-site food truck of the day, listen to live music, or just have a good conversation with friends and fellow beer lovers. The taproom includes wood dining tables and chairs, offering a place where friends can gather around a table for a few pints. There is also a massive projection screen television that is used to show the big games. Products from local artisans are often used in producing the beers to support the community.

Hexagon Brewing Company, 1002 Dutch Valley Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918, Phone: 865-888-5138


High Cotton Brewing Company

High Cotton Brewing Company

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The High Cotton Brewing Company wasn’t founded to simply create quality craft beer, but to also pay homage to its Southern Heritage through its name and to brew the beer in a way that paid homage to the heritage as well. Tours of the High Cotton Brewery are offered on Saturday afternoons at 3:00pm, and there is a Tap Room as well where visitors can try a pint or two. The brewing company knows that bumper crops never just happened. They took a bit of luck, perspiration, and inspiration. It is the same process that the brewery brings to everything it does.

High Cotton Brewing Company, 598 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, Phone: 901-543-4444


Hutton & Smith Brewing Co.

Hutton & Smith Brewing Co.

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The Hutton & Smith Brewing Co. Company has an unbridled passion for beer and the desire to share the results of their work with thirsty souls is what serves as the inspiration behind the brewery. The brewery is fanatically dedicated to creating great tasting craft beer that can provide beer lovers with an unforgettable tasting experience, taking great pride in their attention to detail and using simple quality ingredients. Visitors can enjoy a flight of pint in the tap house, as well as take a growler home with them. There are numerous different beers to, such as Belay On, Seismic Saison, and On-Sight Alt.

431 East Martin Luther King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403, Phone: 423-760-3600


Johnson City Brewing Company

Johnson City Brewing Company

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Founded in 2014, the Johnson City Brewing Company was started by a small group craft beer enthusiasts and home brewers. Founders Kat and Eric Latham used to invite people to their home to try craft beers and home brews before opening the brewery. Johnson City Brewing is situated within historic Johnson City, surrounded by the scenic foothills of the region’s Appalachian Mountains.

257 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601, Phone: 423-930-4186


Last Days Of Autumn Brewing

Last Days Of Autumn Brewing

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At Last Days of Autumn Brewing, their passion goes far beyond that of great beer. The nature that surrounds them serves as inspiration for the brewing company, as well as the surrounding community, the people that live there, and giving back however and whenever possible. The brewery was designed to ensure every advantage to create unique ales in small batches. Small batch brewing allows the brewery to consistently produce exciting and new brews. The goal is to have a beer available that customers haven’t tried before every time they visit. There are not set beer styles at Last Days of Autumn.

808 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, Phone: 865-202-4298


Mayday Brewery

Mayday Brewery

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Mayday Brewery first began in 2012, founded by Ozzy Nelson. Situated within the heart of the city of Murfreesboro, the brewery is a funky pit stop for live music, craft beer, and a focus on building community and family. Tours of Mayday Brewery are offered three times on Saturdays, at 3:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm. These tours last around thirty to forty minutes and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the brewery. They also features a tasting of the four core beers produced by Mayday with generous samples and a pint glass to take home as a souvenir.

521 Old Salem Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, Phone: 615-479-9722


New Heights Brewing Company

New Heights Brewing Company

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The New Heights Brewing Company , situated in the heart of the city of Nashville, is a smaller craft brewery that produces a variety of beers, from rich imperial stouts and clean, crisp ales to intensely hoppy IPAs. Located less than one mile away from the downtown area, the Tasting Room of New Heights is open almost seven days a week. Visitors can try one or more of the brewery’s craft beers every day with the exception of Tuesdays. Along with many different beers inside or on the patio, guests can also try four kinds of local Dan’s Gourmet Mac and Cheese.

928 5th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203, Phone: 615-490-6901


Fat Bottom Brewing Co.

Fat Bottom Brewing Co.

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Fat Bottom Brewing Co. cares about good people and good beer, stribing to make craft beers that are sexier and bigger than what people can find at their local bar. The brewery produces a wide array of beer styles from throughout the world, all proudly brewed in the city of Nashville. Located in the Nations neighborhood of West Nashville, visitors can find seating in the bar area, overlooking the brewery, and in the outdoor beer garden. Tours of the Fat Bottom Brewery are available on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Visitors can try the latest beers releases and food pairings at the HopYard.

800 44th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209, Phone: 615-678-5895


Alliance Brewing Co

Alliance Brewing Co

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The mission of Alliance Brewing Co is to create quality beer, as well as work with the community to evolve the culture of craft beer. The brewery believes that craft beer is capable of being a lifestyle, and strive to create an active beer culture with outdoor enthusiasts. Located close to the South Knoxville Urban Wilderness, the brewing company supports all who love the great outdoors. Alliance features twelve taps in its Tap Room, offering full pints, half-pints, and tasters to visitors to the brewery. Sodas and ciders are also available for those who don’t drink or are under twenty-one years of age.

1130 Sevier Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, Phone: 865-247-5355


Asgard Brewing Co.

Asgard Brewing Co.

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Asgard Brewing Co. is certainly more of a unique brewery in the state of Tennessee. It’s a destination brewery focusing on eco tourism, producing quality beer from a variety of locally sourced and natural ingredients. The brewery brings the smooth, cool beers from the Icelandic region all the way to the heart of Tennessee. The Tap Room at Asgard Brewing Company is open every day of the week except for Monday. Over the year years, the brewery has been collecting the best brewing recipes and traditions. It is named after the world of Asgard from Norse mythology.

104 East 5th St, Columbia, TN 38401, Phone: 888-722-7427


Smith & Lentz Brewing

Smith & Lentz Brewing

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The Tasting Room and Brewery of Smith & Lentz Brewing are open every day of the week. The craft brewing company has specifically set itself up to be capable of providing a dynamic assortment of quality beer. The main focus of Smith and Lentz are ales with more hops, such as Pale Ales and IPAs, and lagers. The taproom at the brewery is designed to offer a welcoming atmosphere, whether visitors are alone or looking for a non-pressure, fun, and comfortable place for a larger group. The brewery has a consistent offering of German-Pils and Mosaic IPA.

903 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206, Phone: 615-436-2195


Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works

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At Tennessee Brew Works, visitors can join a guided tour of the brewery and learn about the history of the brewing company, the inspiration behind its beers, and unique nature of its brew system. Tours of the Tennessee Brew Works include a tour of the actual brewery and a pint of one of the brews made at the brewery. Brewery tours are offered every Saturday at 3:00pm, 4:00pm, and 5:00pm. Guests can take in the full view of the brewery, enjoy beer centric food, listen to live music, and drink a pint or try a sampler of beer.

809 Ewing Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, Phone: 615-436-0050


The Black Abbey Brewing Company, LLC

The Black Abbey Brewing Company, LLC

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The Black Abbey Brewing Company, LLC is open every afternoon until eight at night Monday through Saturday, and six in the evening on Sundays. All ages are allowed at the brewing, but of course, visitors must be twenty-one to partake in the beer. The taproom, known as the Fellowship Hall, looks out onto the brewery itself, allowing visitors to see the manufacturing process of the beer, as well as hear and smell everything going on. Tours are offered four times on Saturdays, with each tour lasting around forty-five minutes and including a 16-ounce beer, a souvenir pint glass, and stories of Black Abbey lore.

2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204, Phone: 615-755-0070


Wiseacre Brewing Co.

Wiseacre Brewing Co.

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The Wiseacre Brewing Co., founded by Kellan and Davin Bartosch, possesses a dedication to uniquely flavorful, top quality beer that is appealing to progressive and passionate people through good times and education. “Wiseacre” was what the founders’ grandmother used to call them when they were young troublemakers. The Taproom is open from 4:00pm to 10:00pm Monday through Thursday, and from 1:00pm to 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays. It’s worth noting that the taproom only accepts credit cards, no cash. Tours of the Wiseacre Brewery are offered at noon on Saturdays, and reservations can be made online.

2783 Broad Ave. Memphis, TN 38112, Phone: 901-888-7000


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