Friday, January 29, 2010

Yazoo Taproom hours during the Snow-apocalypse this weekend...

It's really coming down out there at this minute! Much of our staff has called in, stranded by the snow, so we are planning on opening tonight (Friday Jan 29th) from 4-6 PM only, so that we can make it home before the roads freeze. Come by and get a growler!

UPDATE: Saturday, we will be open from 2 until 6 PM, closing early before the roads freeze over again. We will be giving tours at 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30. The main roads are looking pretty good (I got here from east Nashville on Gallatin Pike and it was clear)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

FINALLY!! Pleasure Chest is on the loose...

We are excited to announce the launch of our "Pleasure Chest" variety pack, featuring three bottles of four different Yazoo beers. The first incarnation of the Pleasure Chest will include the first bottling of our Sly Rye Porter, a sinfully delicious dark ale with hints of chocolate and spicy pepper.

What's the story behind the name "Pleasure Chest"? Well, the original Pleasure Chest is an old cooler we converted to pour draft beer at all of the beer festivals we attend. We usually have something unique pouring from the Pleasure Chest (I'm remembering that bourbon-barrel aged cherry porter, the first few Hop Projects, Velvet Elvis, the Rye Saison, etc). It's getting harder and harder to get more shelf space in grocery stores, even for good locally brewed beers, so we plan on using the Pleasure Chest to get our fans new beers that aren't yet available in six-packs. Thus, the reason for the name, "Pleasure Chest" - throughout the year, you can expect new beers that you may never have tried before!

If you really like the Sly Rye Porter, drop us a line at, and we'll try to use the feedback to lobby for getting it in its own six-pack. In the meantime, we will have a limited number of cases of Sly Rye Porter for sale at the brewery, for those of you who want to stock up, or who trade bottles with friends across the country (you know who you are). Cheers!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Announcing Growler Hump Night!

During the holidays, we opened up on Wednesdays a couple of times to let people swing by and refill their growlers. People seemed to love the idea of not having to wait until the weekend to get their "fresh-from-the-tap" beer ( and not having to wait in a long line, like when out taproom is normally open). We have been getting a lot of requests for a regular night open for growler fills, so we will begin opening the taproom on Wednesdays from 4-6 PM for growler fills only, starting this Wednesday Jan 27th.

You'll be able to zip in and out without waiting in a big line, and if you wanted to buy a t-shirt or pint glass, you can do that too. We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, January 22, 2010

GREAT article!

Thanks to the Nashville Business Journal for this great story on locally produced wines, spirits, and beers! (Click on the story to view it in a bigger window.) And thank you for supporting your local businesses!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

910 Division update

A little news on our new location: Things are progressing, but not as quickly as I planned. Our main holdup has been NES. Way back in May '09, our electrician met with one of NES's engineers to map out where we would be getting power for the brewery area (which needs three-phase power). When we turned in the work order to get power, NES told us that there was not enough capacity available in our area, and we would have to pay thousands of dollars for them to get us hooked up. Well, we fought it, and they relented and agreed to do the work, but it has put us several months behind on getting the equipment fired up.

But the taproom is almost ready, just need some trim work done and to get final fire and health inspections. We are going to try to get our beer permit to run the taproom as soon as possible, even if the brewery area is not completely finished. We go before the beer board next week to see what they say about that plan.

UPDATE: NES should be setting our power poles this Friday, with power hopefully following the next week. We got word from Jim Purcell, the Energy Services Manager, and the person we worked closely with during the Green Power Switch promotion at Greer Stadium this summer, that work was about to start. Apparently, there was a miscommunication between an NES engineer and our electrician as to where we would be getting power from. Maybe after two months of waiting, we will get power soon!

On tap this weekend...

We will have on tap this weekend:

Pale Ale
Dos Perros
Sly Rye Porter
and Silky's Irish Red (a beer we make for Silky Sullivans in Memphis on Beale St)