Despite the fact that Bites reader Bill LaFollette scooped me with the news in the comments to another post, I'm still happy to tell you about the second annual Tennessee Beer Festival, Nashville's premier event for craft. seasonal and micro brews which will be held on the grounds of Two Rivers Mansion on Saturday, Oct. 15 from noon - 5 p.m. In addition to live music, your $25 ticket will get you samples of 90-100 beers from 27 different breweries and your first beer free at the big after-party at the Scoreboard on Music Valley Drive.
If you wait until the day of the event, you'll pay an extra $10 for your ticket, and I can guarantee it's a crappy SEC football weekend. I checked. Fittingly for the rather strident tone of the event's website, you can buy your tickets at EXTREME TICKETS. It's gonna RAWK!
If you're looking for a slightly smaller scale event closer to town, consider the 2nd annual BeerFeast Festival at the Flying Saucer starting 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The festival features more than 20 craft beers, including some that will only be available the day of the event. The Flying Saucer will also sell their bratwurst and pretzels for you to nosh on while you enjoy your brews. Tickets are only $25 here until Oct. 14, after which they will increase by five bucks to punish procrastinators.
So go visit either or both of these events to find a new favorite beer, or just to take a trip around the malt map without having to leave the county. Here's a tip: Yellow Cab's number is (615) 256-0101.