Thursday, February 26, 2009

Is there such a thing as too much hops?

That's a good question. I think, the only way to find out is to give it a try. On tap this weekend at the Yazoo Taproom (voted Best Brewhouse, Best Underground Happy Hour by the Nashville Scene, by the way):

in order of hoppiness:

Dos Perros
Sly Rye Porter
Pale Ale
Hop Project #10
Hop Project #11

Two Hop Projects on at the same time? Is that even legal? HA! Sleep well, my friends.

Hop Project will be bottled soon!

Good news! We finally got ATF approval of our Hop Project label, and as soon as the labels get printed, you'll start seeing bottles of Hop Project in your favorite beer stores! At first we're going to concentrate on getting it out in good beer stores in Nashville, but we will probably be able to get some out to Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville, and Memphis after that.

The hops used in each batch will be different, to a degree. To get enough hops to ensure a long run of Hop Project, we had to commit to buying a significant amount of Galena and Zeus for bittering. But each batch will feature a new blend and a mystery hop addition. Whenever we bottle a batch, I'll post on our blog what hops we used, and where in the process we added them. You'll be able to look on the side of the label, see the bottled-on date, and find the post on our blog about the hops used.

To begin, we'll be releasing the Hop Project as the next beer in our Brewmaster's Reserve 4-pack. We plan to move Hop Project into six-packs in time to make way for our next Brewmaster's Reserve beer in the summer, which will be the organic summer ale we made for the Americana Folk Festival last year.

Anyway, for all of you who have been waiting for the Hop Project in bottles, the wait will soon be over! And a little teaser... I think the Hop Project from test bottles we made, tastes even better than on draft! I'm just say'n, maybe we do a little something extra for the bottled version? You'll have to find out!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Beer Soup featured on Channel 4 Wednesday

To promote Our Kid's 16th Annual Soup Sunday, Garrett Pittler, the head chef at Lowe's Vanderbilt Hotel, will be featured on Channel 4 between 12:00 and 12:30 PM on Wednesday. Tune in and see how he uses Nashville's very own Dos Perros and local cheeses to create his masterpiece.

And if you are interested in trying his soup in person, as well as the other ladle-to-lip worthy concoctions from Nashville's finest chefs, you can buy tickets to the event, held 11-2 PM at LP Field on Sunday, Feb 22nd, at Our Kid's website:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

HOP PROJECT #10 on tap! We kind of snuck it on last weekend without much fanfare. This is the latest in our Hop Project series of IPAs, where we change up the hops we use on every batch. This particular incarnation used Cascade and Amarillo in the mash, Columbus for first wort, Galena at the beginning of boil, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Cascade the last five minutes, and Galena, Cascade, and Amarillo for dry hopping. If you didn't understand a word I just wrote... relax, all it really means is that it's good and hoppy! And don't worry about it running out... when it does, we already have Hop Project #11 in the tanks.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Whole Foods is filling our growlers at their Green Hills location. Look for the Yazoo display in front of the Grill. Not only can you buy our Pale Ale, Dos Perros, and Hefeweizen by the six-pack, you can now either purchase a new empty growler, or bring in your own, and have it filled with fresh draught beer at the taps at the Grill. Right now they have Pale Ale on tap, but if you would like to have them experiment with other Yazoo flavors, let them know. Growlers are a convenient, reusable package, and they make you look so cool when you bring them to a party!

And as always, you can refill your growlers at 12th South Taproom, and Woody's in Cool Springs.

Coming Knoxville events...

Ooodles in Knoxville will be hosting a Yazoo beer dinner Tuesday, Feb 17th, for more details visit their website,

Pizza Kitchen will be hosting us for a Yazoo pint night on Thursday, Feb 19th. Purchase a pint of either Pale Ale or Dos Perros and keep the Yazoo logo glass, featuring our label artwork.

See you there!

Thanks Knoxville!

It's been a good couple of weeks rolling out our beer in Knoxville, and thanks to all the bar and restaurant owners who have given us a shot. Look for Yazoo beer on tap in the following locations:

Fort Sanders Yacht Club has Dos Perros on tap
Pizza Kitchen has both Pale Ale and Dos Perros on tap
Manhattan's has Dos Perros on tap
Foothills Milling Company has Dos Perros on tap
Sunspot has Pale Ale on tap
Union Jacks has Dos Perros on tap
Beef O'Bradys has Dos Perros on tap
Marli's has Pale Ale on tap
Mellow Mushroom has Dos Perros on tap
Par T Pub Deli has Pale Ale on tap
The Half Barrel has Dos Perros on tap

Also, look for the bottles at Earth Fair, most area Krogers, Archer's Foodcenter, and coming soon, Food City and Ingles.