Thursday, May 21, 2009

Firefly Fine Arts Festival June 26-28

Yazoo is teaming up with the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Renaissance Center, and the Community Arts Development of Dickson County as the beer sponsor of the inaugural Firefly Fine Arts Festival, on the grounds of the Renaissance Center in Dickson. The three day art and music festival will feature over 80 artists selling their wares, and two outdoor music stages with music from the San Rafael Band, Farmer Jason (of Jason and the Scorchers), the Gypsy Hombres, and the Time Jumpers. Admission is FREE!

To commemorate the first year of the festival, we will be brewing another batch of our organic summer ale for the event. If you got a chance to try this beer last year, when we made one batch of it, you'll remember the clean, crisp taste from 100% organic malt and imported Saaz hops. It's sure to be a hit again this year as the summer heats up!

For more info on the Firefly Fine Arts Festival, go to their website, or look for a four-page insert in the Nashville Scene the week before the event.



P.S. HELP US NAME THE BEER! As one commentor noted, we have already made a Firefly Amber ale. What do you think would be a great name for a summer ale?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Yazoo Beer Dinner this Tuesday at Finezza's in Belle Meade

Join me, Linus Hall, for a special beer dinner at Finezza's, 5604 Harding Pike, starting at 6 PM. For just $25 a person, enjoy a four-course meal of a sampling of goat and mozzarella cheese fritters and bruschetta, paired with our Dos Perros; a salad of Venetian-baby arrugula, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and raspberry vinaigrette, paired with our Hefeweizen; your choice of Chicken Caprese-sauteed chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes, basil, olive oil and balsamic reduction and served over angel hair marinara or a 4 oz choice cut filet topped with a mushroom marsala wine sauce and served with a side of pepper and onion polenta, paired with our Hop Project #15; and for dessert, hand-made Tiramisu paired with our Sly Rye Porter.

Tickets are $25 per person, and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 356-9398. It's a great deal for an early dinner and plenty of great craft beer! See you there,


Yazoo Beer Dinner this Tuesday at Finezza

Growler sale at Whole Foods for Memorial Day

Another note from our friend Bryan Bergman, the beer buyer at Whole Foods:

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Whole Foods is having a special sale on Yazoo growlers. Starting Wednesday May 20th and running until Tuesday May 26th, new growler fills are $2 off and refills are $1 off! Whole Foods in Green Hills currently has Hop Project on tap, #15 I believe, so if you can't make it to our taproom this weekend, head down to Green Hills and tell Bryan thanks!



P.S. Due to their getting their high-alc license, 12th South Taproom can't fill our growlers any longer. Darn.

Friday, May 8, 2009


For this draft-only version, we hopped our Hop Project #15 with Ahtanum and Columbus as mash hops, First Gold and Galena at the beginning of boil, Ahtanum and Cascade at the end of boil, and then Galena as the dry hop. It's a bit of a departure from the last three or four Hop Projects - Quinn, our head brewer, developed this recipe and was looking for a more mellow, longer-lasting bitterness. So this one doesn't hit you over the head with bitterness at first, but the fruity, mellow hop flavor gives way to hoppy prickliness in the long aftertaste. I like it and I hope you will too! We're waiting on the bottles of Hop Projects #13 and 14 to sell through before we bottle another batch, so this one is available on draft only.

ON TAP this busy weekend...

We will have on tap this weekend:

Pale Ale
Dos Perros
Sly Rye Porter
Nitro Stout
and... the brand new, Hop Project #15!

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Yazoo 12-packs

Our new Yazoo 12-packs of Pale Ale and Dos Perros will be out this week. It's a more convenient and economical party-pack, and will be available starting at the brewery taproom and select good beer stores, and then in area grocery stores as our distributor resets the shelves starting this month. I don't know exactly what the retail pricing will be in your local store - but the 12-packs will be on special this month in Krogers for $14.99 each.

There has been a lot of interest in a Yazoo variety pack, and we've got one in the works for a little later this year. It will be a 12-pack of Pale Ale, Dos Perros, Hefeweizen, and Sly Rye Porter.