Yazoo Brewing Company, the 6-year-old craft brewery that put the derelict Marathon Motor Works back on the map, is moving to the backyard of the Gulch next year. Demolition has begun on the warehouse at 901 Division, in the shadow of the new Gulch highrises. If things go smoothly, the move could happen the first of the year.
Owner Linus Hall says his quaintly rustic tasting room and brewery--recognized in the Scene's Best of Nashville poll as the Best Local Brewhouse &
Best Underground Happy Hour--have outgrown the Marathon space. So with the lease running out, he bought a larger facility.
The new digs will be pretty much like the old space, only a lot bigger, says Hall. The relocation will also allow Yazoo to increase production as much as four-fold, making it possible to consider expanding distribution into the Carolinas, Georgia, and Linus and Lila Hall's home state, Mississippi.
When Yazoo migrates to the renovated air-conditioner parts supply warehouse, the Tap Room will still be open in the evenings Thursday through Saturday. As the neighborhood around the Gulch fills in--and demand for a full-time pub emerges--the hours might expand.
Yazoo is currently located at 1200 Clinton Street.