Monday, December 22, 2008
We will be open the following days for the Holidays:
Mon Dec 22 Brewery open, Taproom closed
Tues Dec 23 Brewery open, Taproom closed
Wed Dec 24 Brewery closed, Taproom closed
Thur Dec 25 Brewery closed, Taproom closed
Friday Dec 26 Brewey open, TAPROOM OPEN 4-8 PM
Saturday Dec 27 Brewery closed, TAPROOM OPEN 2-8 PM with tours at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 PM
Mon Dec 29 Brewery open, Taproom closed
Tues Dec 30 Brewery open, Taproom closed
Wed Dec 31 Brewery closed, Taproom closed
Thur Jan 1 Brewery closed, Taproom closed
Friday Jan 2 Brewey open, TAPROOM OPEN 4-8 PM
Saturday Jan 3 Brewery closed, TAPROOM OPEN 2-8 PM with tours at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 PM
So what the heck does it mean when I say, "Brewery open"? Well, when we are brewing, the back doors by our loading dock are open and you can swing by and pick up whatever you need - t-shirts, hats, growlers, kegs, etc. The same goes for returning kegs - even when the taproom is not open, you can come to the back doors. We may be in the middle of something, and it might take a few minutes, but we'll always be glad to take care of you!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Of the rosemary tree,
And so is your beer
Of the best barley.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
We'll be closed this coming Thursday, Nov. 28 to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. The taproom will be open normal hours the rest of the week - Friday 4-8 PM and Saturday 2-8 PM. So when you wake from your turkey-induced coma and realize you're out of beer, head down to the taproom and fill up that growler!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Nov.1 out at Montgomery Bell state park, the Americana Folk Festival will be on. Finally! It's been way too long between this one and the last, back in Oct 2006. For one of the best listening, enjoying, chilling out festivals in Tennessee, you can't beat this one.
And once again, our friend Dara has blessed us as the exclusive beer sponsor of the event. I'll be on site pouring our beers, including our first ever Organic beer. It's a light end-of-summer kind of beer, made with 100% organic floor-malted English malt. The kind of beer that makes you appreciate the changing leaves, the warm sunshine and the slight chill when it goes behind a cloud. The kind of beer that will go great with the wonderful music of the Americana Folk Fest!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Beyond the Edge Oct 22nd
3 Crow Bar Oct 28th
Tin Roof- Cool Springs Nov 6th
Riverfront Tavern Nov 11th
12th South Taproom Nov 13th
Liquid Smoke in Murfreesboro Nov 14th
We are still working on a date for the Nashville Flying Saucer and the two Memphis Flying Saucers.
The Nook - Oct 27th
J. Clyde - Oct 28th
Hope to see all of you there! This has been a fun project and a delicious beer to boot. And of course, if you can't make it to one of these events, be sure to come down to the brewery for our 5th Anniversary party Nov 8th!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Yep, this is the fun part of being in the brewing business!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
As if some of the best pizza in town isn't enough reason to try the new location of Pie in the Sky Pizza, in the old Longhorn Steakhouse building in Midtown, how's this?
Two for One Yazoo Draft all day, every day!
The new location should be opening next week. Come by and check out the great pizza, cold fresh Yazoo beer, and the very cool bar.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Justin from Davis on Draft podcast came to bear witness to the hops (back left talking to Neil)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
See Phil and Jody, I told you I'd put your pics up on our website!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We have run out of space here at Marathon. Our options now are to continue to build out the back side of the part of the building we are in, or to look for more space. When you consider how much it would cost to renovate the back side of our building, looking for another building to move some of our production to seems like the best option.
So we looked at a lot of buildings in and around downtown. We narrowed it down to a couple, and started negotiating with the current owners. While talking with Metro Codes, we found to our suprise that brewing beer was no longer an approved use in anywhere except an industrial zoning!
The old version of the zoning code had an exemption that let small breweries operate in the commercial districts. That's how all four of Nashville's breweries, us included, were approved. But in the newest version of the zoning code, that exemption was left out. Why? No one at Planning had any idea. But it meant that in order for us to either expand here at Marathon, or to move some operations to another location, we had to get the zoning text amended to allow for microbreweries to operate again in commercial zoning.
So that's all the current zoning bill 2008-282 is about, getting us compliant with zoning again and giving us the option to look for more space. We have no plans to leave Marathon anytime soon. But we're seriously feeling the walls, and need more space. And we have to get the zoning code changed to do it.
p.s. Update - the zoning text amendment passed with no problems.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
We're hoping and praying for a full recovery, but right now he is still in critical shape. You can send him email and check his progress at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barrywalker.
Without Barry's vision, drive, and just plain hard-headedness, Marathon Motorworks would probably not have been saved from the wrecking ball. Barry has a long road to recovery ahead of him. If you're out tonight, drink a Dos Perros in his honor, and wish him luck and strength.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Panty Raid!'s Fifth Annual Tease-a-Thon and Birthday Bash!
Saturday, July 12th, 2008 Cannery Ballroom 9pm sharp
Join us for PANTY RAID!'s Fifth Annual Tease-a-Thon and Birthday Bash on Saturday, July 12th, 2008. That's right, PANTY RAID! is turning five this year and will be celebrating downstairs in the Ballroom with a Three-Hour Burlesque Extravaganza!
In addition to getting to see PANTY RAID! members past and present [Ramona Rouge, Ruby van GoGo, Lula Licious, Ring Girl RoxXxy, Hot Lava Lizzie, Bianca 13, Monique Honeybush, DJ Lonesome and Mister Bananapants], you'll also get to see some of our favorite Nashville friends too [Bodhicitta Bellydance, Kicky LaRue, Gypsyville, SideShow Bennie and our Guest Host for the evening, Tommy Keenum]!
As a special treat, we're flying in Pogo-tease Artist ROKY ROULETTE from San Francisco, CA, and have invited our friends GYPSY HANDS TRIBAL BELLYDANCE from Knoxville, TN to round out the show!
But that's not all folks! We've got additional surprises "up our sleeves"… but we can't give it all away, now can we?
Dig out your best birthday attire, put on your party hat and get ready to attend the best Birthday Bash ever!
Advance tickets available on the Westside at Katy K's Ranch Dressing and Grimey's New and Pre-Loved Music, on the Eastside at Platinum Salon and The Groove, and online at http://www.mercylounge.com/! Tickets $15 advance $18 at the door. Showtime 9pm sharp.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Come on down to the Yazoo taproom on July 14th, from 5:30- until the food is all gone. We're hosting Chef Tandy Wilson from the acclaimed City House in Germantown. Since it has opened last year, City House has been on the receiving end of rave reviews, and justly so. Tandy will be setting up a grill in our courtyard, and promises some great surprises for all comers. It's only $15 for three small appetizers and the three beers paired with... come on, you can't even put four gallons of gas in your car for that much! It promises to be a fun, relaxing Monday afternoon, just what the doctor ordered for the dog days of summer. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 320-2090, check out http://www.cityhousenashville.com/.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
If you miss your Yazoo on Friday, come down to East Park in east Nashville for the Music City Hot Chicken festival from noon-3 PM. This year they will have the Yazoo beergarden with our tricked out van pouring cold Pale Ale and Dos Perros. It should be a great time, see you there!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tickets are $55 and are available at http://www.winedownmainstreet.com/news/article_2008_05_20_4430.html. Its from 7-10 PM at the Hallmark Volkswagen dealership at 620 Bakers Bridge Ave.
4th of July hours:
Thur- 4-8 PM
Sat 2-8 PM
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I have to admit, it was a little like staring at the lion about to eat you, having all of the thirsty beer drinkers lined up at the beginning waiting to get going.
Saturday was packed! But the heat never really got too bad. We had lots of new folks trying our beers, and the feedback was really positive.
We managed to sell quite a lot of t-shirts and pint glasses. Always nice to make enough money to pay for gas to get home! This young lady was pretty happy to be wearing her Yazoo shirt - probably because it was the only dry clothes she had on. Sunday was a drencher in the beginning, but it cleared up and dried out enough to have a good time.
All in all, quite a party and one of the best brewfests we've been to. And to all of you who tried the Hop Project IPA on the pleasure chest, be patient! We'd love to have that beer on tap year-round, but we can't get enough hops right now. Maybe in a year or so!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I drink, therefore I run.
That sums up my exercise philosophy right there. A good ten miles on the weekend seems to keep the beer gut in check. I always say I have a six-pack stomach, but it's on the inside where you can't see it.
So my training for this year's half marathon was to run a little on the weekends. Then one month before the half-marathon, I hurt my knee and decided to take some time off. One thing lead to another, and I missed the entire month - no running at all. And then, the night before, my wife calls and says meet her and the kids at our friend's house for some drinks and bbque.
Our friend has come up with what she calls "beer-garitas". Basically a can of frozen limeade, then fill the empty can with tequila, and add three pale ales. They were delicious! I had four, then decided to switch to beer. Well, at ten-thirty we made it home. At four-thirty the next morning, I awoke to a hangover and a steady cold rain on the windows. Man, it was hard to get out of that warm bed and head out to downtown to stand in the cold rain for two hours waiting for the start.
But I made it in under two hours! And felt the best afterwards in five years of running the race. So it just goes to show, beer makes you a better runner!
I've got a lot of new readers, who are probably asking, "What the heck is Hop Project"? Well, last year, we began working on developing a kick-ass IPA recipe. We alternated the hops in each batch of IPA we brewed, with the intention of coming up with the best blend we could and then releasing that beer as a year-round Yazoo IPA. And then the hop shortage hit, and we could no longer get enough hops to release the recipe we had come up with. So we kept on brewing an IPA any time we managed to score a couple of boxes here or there of different hops.
For this batch, we used Pilgrim, Millenium, and Simcoe. It's a unique IPA to say the least. I've never had an IPA with as many different hop flavors, and one whose bitterness sneaks up on you. The first sip, you say, "wow, this is well balanced!" Then the bitterness washes over you like a rising tide, with the enamel of your teeth crying "Mercy!" That's actually a pleasant sensation to a hophead like me.
In addition to the new batch of Hop Project IPA, we will have on tap:
SLY RYE PORTER
HOP PROJECT IPA #6
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Man, tough crowd.
My wife Lila and I flew out Thursday, unfortunately missing the opening reception at Stone the night before. It was great to rub elbows with some of the greats in this biz - Jim Koch sat next to me during one of the hop seminars, and brewing "rock stars" were all over place. What's the coolest part is getting to know some of the hop and barley producers - we usually are purchasing through distributors, and never get a chance to meet the people actually growing the stuff. I had a beer or five with Darren Gamache, of VGF farms, who discovered and patented the Amarillo hop variety, which I personally love. Very interesting discussions on hop forward contracts and how he thinks that will be detrimental to the variety and diversity of hops available.
But, after all of the west coast IPAs (I think I know where all the damn hops went to), it's nice to be sitting here typing and drinking a Yazoo Pale. And it's good to be back home in Nashville.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I also heard that New Belgium Brewing out of Colorado, the brewer that makes "Fat Tire", will be in town again to interview with Ajax-Turner and DET Distributing. So far, New Belgium has not distributed across the Mississippi river - you can get it in West Memphis, but not Memphis. I'll be surprised if they really do decide to come into Tennessee before other states like Georgia and North Carolina, that have more established craft beer markets like Atlanta or Charlotte. Our 17% wholesale tax really hurts the profits of the breweries that sell here, especially compared with other Southern states.
Anyway, it's a sure sign that Nashville is becoming viewed as a good town to sell craft beer. When we started our brewery five years ago, it seemed like Sierra Nevada and Flying Dog were the only craft brands available. Most restaurants would only have four taps. Now most new restaurants have a much larger selection of draft and are more and more devoting the space to craft and imports. As a brewer, I'm not looking forward to more and more of the "big craft brewers" like New Belgium and Magic Hat coming into the market. But as a beer lover too, I'm glad for the diversity we're starting to see.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Huntsville is suprising to me. It's becoming one of Supreme's biggest markets, and they attribute it to all of the military and NASA folks moving in, after a lot of base closings in Virginia and Maryland.
This pubcrawl and the one we sponsor for Halloween are some of the most fun nights in east Nashville. Come on out and celebrate!
Monday, January 7, 2008
I'm sad to report that Holly, our sales manager for the past three years, is leaving us to work for another brewery that is looking to bring their beer into Tennessee. The brewery is Boulevard Brewing out of Missouri, and I guess Holly thinks it will be a better opportunity. She says they will be able to offer her a lot more money and perks, and according to her the stress level will be less. Boulevard signed a distribution agreement with DET Distributing, where Holly used to work as a salesperson selling Miller and Coors. So I'm sure DET was happy to get her away from us, and working for their side again. I wish her the best, she was a dedicated hardworking person, and a lot of fun to work with.