The week of activities continues to evolve as craft beer manufacturers line up to participate, but as of this writing, more than 35 events have already been scheduled. Highlights include a Speigelau glass tasting at Yazoo, a City House Mystery Beer Dinner, a Sweetwater Tap Takeover at the newly monikered M.L. Rose, where all six Sweetwater brews will be featured on tap for the first time, and several in-store craft beer tastings at some of your favorite beer shops including Midtown Beer and Woodland Wine Merchant.
And if you weren't one of the people who bought a Groupon for a Blackstone Brewery Tour or you were intrigued by my recent account of visiting the brand-new the facility, there will also be nightly tours Tuesday-Thursday.
As I said, the calendar is still as fluid as a fine pilsner, so keep checking back for updates. Nashville Craft Beer Week will culminate with this year's edition of the East Nashville Beer Festival in East Park. If you're lucky enough to have snagged some tickets, plan to enjoy one of Nashville's best festivals.
Rather than trying to maximize income by cramming as many people as possible into the venue, Leff is cognizant of the experience and limits the size of the crowd so that attendees can actually spend time interacting with the representatives of the breweries. Not that they don't make a little money off of the events, but last year the East Nashville fest and the Winter Warmer contributed over $15,000 to their affiliated charities.
Do some good. Drink some beer. Have some fun!