Friday, August 29, 2008

Job opening - tour guide on Saturdays!

We give guided brewery tours every Saturday, at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 PM. Each person gets a souvenir pint glass and samples of three beers as they walk through the brewery, learning about each stage of the process and the ingredients that go into each beer. In the past, our brewers have been the tour guides, trading off each weekend. But now our production has gotten to the point where I have to keep them brewing!
So we have an opening for a Saturday tour guide. I'm looking for an energetic person who likes talking about beer! Someone with some homebrewing experience would be ideal, but we'll train you so you can answer just about any question that might come up in the tour. The hours will be from 2 to 8 PM on Saturday, at $10 an hour plus any tips you get from the tours. You'll never run out of beer at home again either! The job is open immediately. If you think it would be fun to talk about beer while getting paid for it, email me at, or drop off a resume at our taproom.

Chattanooga Southern Brewers Jam pics

This is a crazy long festival, starting at 2 PM and going until midnight. We went through fourteen kegs of beer before it was all over. Not surprisingly, our Hefeweizen was the big hit, given how hot and sunny it was all day. The tattoos were pretty popular too! And we want to give a big thanks to the volunteers who helped pour, yall were great!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yazoo Fresh Wet Hop Pale Ale on tap today, this Thursday August 21st!

OK, this is a rare treat! We're taken some freshly picked hops from our brewer Quinn's hop trellis and infused them in a keg of our Pale Ale. No matter how careful the hop growers are with their picking and preserving their hops, some of the essential oils are lost in the drying and packaging of the new hop harvest. This is your chance to see how fresh a Pale Ale can really be. It's tough to grow hops here in Tennessee, so we only did one small keg, and we'll be serving it on the Pleasure Chest until it runs out. Come on down early if you want one!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Barry Walker update

A lot of our regulars to the taproom probably know Barry Walker, the owner of Marathon Village. If you haven't heard the news, Barry was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident a month ago. He was coming down Monteagle Mountain to Chattanooga when he hit a car head on. He was air-lifted to Chattanooga, where he has been in Erlanger hospital for a month in intensive care.

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

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

New Brewmaster's Special on Tap at the Taproom

We're glad to have the latest of our Brewmaster's Specials on tap at the Yazoo Taproom. We're taking a break from the Hop Project IPA series, until we can score some more hops (probably after the harvest in September). There's a shortage of hops, and barley prices are through the roof, but there's still one ingredient that is still relatively easy to experiment with. That's yeast!

We're calling this one "Brother Ken". It's based loosely on a Belgian style, but like most Belgians, it's got its own personality. It's the brainchild of Ken Price, one of our brewers. Brewed with some Belgian aromatic malts and a bit of rye and crystal 60 malt, and fermented with blend of Belgian yeasts, the beer is big, with a beautiful red hue and a wonderful malty, slightly funky aroma. Maybe if you corner Ken at the brewery, he'll tell you what secret blend of spices he used. We don't know, he waited until our backs we turned to throw them in the kettle.

Yazoo and Bluegrass Brewing event at 3 Crow Bar

Yazoo and BBC are hosting a Beer, Chocolate, and Cheese tasting event at the 3 Crow Bar in east Nashville. It's August 26th, at 6:30 PM, and tickets are $10.00 at the bar. The gastronomical experts are both breweries will be putting their best up against a wide selection of great beers and cheeses.