Sierra Nevada isn't coming to TN.
As I have written before, I'm not a big fan of all the restrictions and stipulations that were added to the TN state law that now defines what high-gravity beer is, and what license a brewery needs to obtain to brew it: http://yazoobrew.blogspot.com/2011/05/sb-1224-high-alcohol-beer-bill-before.html
But something really good is coming out of all of this. We Tennessee brewers realized we needed a common voice, and have been working on forming a TN craft brewers guild. Brewers from across the state have met twice since the summer, we have adopted a set of bylaws, and are in the process of forming a non-profit organization that will both promote TN craft beer across the state, and represent the interests of TN craft brewers in the legislature. We hope to have the guild officers elected by the end of the year, and some marketing and legislative agendas formed in the Spring of 2012.
We don't have any announcements yet but please "like"us at http://www.facebook.com/pages/TN-Craft-Brewers-Guild/233391146692611
and follow the TN Craft Brewers Guild at @TNcraftbrewers on twitter.com.