More Big Beer News: Picnic Tap, Beer Pale and Back Forty
October 6, 2014 - Picnic Time
Covering a splash kick here during Bites has turn roughly like a job, despite a pursuit where we can splash while we work. So there’s that. … Two vital taproom developments have started to flow in a past week, and a new Alabama brewery is finally bringing their things to Music CIty. First, a new watering hole news:
After a soothing opening final week during a Nashville Farmers’ Market, The Picnic Tap is now portion pints and stuffing growlers from 15 taps situated along a Seventh Avenue side of a Market House. Eric Woodard is a male behind a bar and a whole project, and he’s focusing on internal and informal qualification beers, and a cider on daub as well. Current hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, yet The Picnic Tap might have to spasmodic tighten early when special events are being hold in a Market House. With a new Sounds ballpark drifting adult circuitously in time for an expected Apr initial pitch, The Picnic Tap should be well-positioned as a premier symbol for idle tailgating.
Over on a West Side, The Beer Pale has finally non-stop after months of anticipation. The taproom and grill has been portion lunch for a past week or so during 4109 Charlotte Ave. and skeleton to start opening for unchanging hours this week. With both indoor and outside seating, The Beer Pale also offers growler fills along with splash on daub and a menu of appetizers, tiny plates, salads and sandwiches. If we Bitesters make it to possibly of these dual new taprooms before we do, greatfully share your impressions in a comments.
Citywide, there’s a new actor in a qualification splash movement: Back Forty Beer Co. is a brewery formed in Gadsden, Ala.
Since Alabama was a final state in a kinship to legalize qualification breweries, a large boys during Bud/Miller/Coors had a large conduct start on any new players. Jason Wilson non-stop a brewery as partial of a revitalization devise for Gadsden, a village that had slipped into some unequivocally tough financial straits. Even after Back Forty’s beers started to come out of a tanks, Wilson found it formidable to get his products into bars, interjection to decades of prevalence by a swamp boys. (And substantially some-more than a few giveaway Bama or Auburn tickets pleasantness of a distributors.)
So Wilson took a novel proceed of wheedling his approach into restaurants and bars by a behind door, presenting his products to a culinary teams during restaurants owned by luminaries like Frank Stitt and Chris Hastings. The chefs satisfied that qualification beers could minister to pairings with a dish a whole lot improved than a standard light lagers that had dominated their daub handles previously. Working with a chefs on pairings and tasting dinners, Wilson and Back Forty achieved a distinguished standing during many important Alabama restaurants.
For his efforts, Wilson was recently given Alabama’s 2014 “Small Manufacturer of a Year” award, that he describes as “a covenant that a qualification splash attention in a South has turn a abounding mercantile engine.” Back Forty’s charity includes several food-friendly beers like Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale, Naked Pig Pale Ale, Freckle Belly IPA and Fence Post Session Ale. Garden Gun named Back Forty one of a tip new Southern beers, and now Ajax Turner is bringing them to a Nashville market.
In decoration of their entrance into a Music City market, Ajax Turner and Back Forty have designed a array of events this week to deliver internal drinkers to their products. Nashville splash enthusiasts will be means to suffer Back Forty’s 4 year-round beers in normal 12-ounce potion bottles, 12-ounce aluminum cans and on draft. To check them out and accommodate a team, symbol your calendar for these events:
· Tuesday, Oct. 7: 6-8 p.m. during 3 Crow Bar
· Tuesday, Oct. 7: 5-7 p.m. during Craft Brewed
· Tuesday, Oct. 7: 5 p.m. during The Filling Station (12 South)
· Wednesday, Oct. 8: 5-7 p.m. during Flying Saucer