Newbie Guide to Knoxville’s Craft Beer Week

Grab a glass, crack a crowler and get ready for a craft beer enthusiast's dream -- one week of celebrating Knoxville's favorite adult beverage! Local breweries will be releasing new brews and throwing parties leading up to Knoxville's Brewfest. Here are ten events you'll want to try this week - cheers!

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Knoxville's Largest EVER Synchronized Beer Release

14 different breweries all releasing new beer on the same day! Try it all by visiting Crafty Bastard Brewing, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, Smokey Mountain Brewing, Clinch River Brewing, Downtown Bar & Brewery, Balter Beer Works, Hexagon Brewing, Pretentious Beer Company, Trailhead Beer Market, Schulzbrau Brewing, Bearden Beer Market, Casual Pint Downtown, Merchants of beer, Elkmont Exchange, Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern and Sugar Mama’s!

TIME: June 10th

WHERE: Crafty Bastard Brewing, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, Smokey Mountain Brewing, Clinch River Brewing, Downtown Bar & Brewery, Balter Beer Works, Hexagon Brewing, Pretentious Beer Company, Trailhead Beer Market, Schulzbrau Brewing, Bearden Beer Market, Casual Pint Downtown, Merchants of beer, Elkmont Exchange, Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern and Sugar Mama’s

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Photo Credit: Highlands Brewing

Beer & Doughnut Pairing

Status Dough and Highland Brewing Company are teaming up for a delicious post-run snack! Try different brews and doughnuts after the weekly Monday Fun Run at Bearden Beer Market. After all – running is all about carb-loading!

TIME: June 11th, 7:30PM – 9PM

WHERE: Bearden Beer Market

Photo Credit: Last Day's of Autumn Brewing

Taco Tuesday & Pepper Beer

Did someone say Taco Tuesday?? What completes our favorite meal of the week? Spicy beer! Sip on a habanero infused Juicy J IPA or Ghost Pepper infused Pardon my Garden IPA while taking on a platter of brisket nachos.

TIME: June 12th, 4PM – 10PM

WHERE: Last Days of Autumn Brewing

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Photo Credit: Yee-Haw Brewing Company

Inagural Skip Work Day/ South Knoxville Fun Day

Call in sick…because there’s mountain bikes, quarry swims, trail runs, tacos and beer to enjoy! Yee-Haw Brewing will be camped out at Ijams Out Post with SoKno taco for the perfect day of hooky!

TIME: June 13th,11AM – 9PM

WHERE: Ijams Nature Center

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Photo Credit: Clinch River Brewing

I Scream You Scream WE ALL SCREAM for Beer Floats

Ice Cream Beer Floats. That’s right! Clinch River Brewing is creating the tasty cool treat just for Craft Beer Week!

TIME: June 13th, 2PM – 9PM

WHERE: Clinch River Brewing

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Photo Credit: Keep Knoxville Beautiful

Get Off Your Glass

Recycle glass jars & bottles and get a FREE beer from Sierra Nevada! All recyclers will have a chance to win a Sierra Nevada Homebrew Kit. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will collect your donations and the Ale’ Rae Grill food truck will be on site.

TIME: June 13th, 5PM – 8PM

WHERE: Hops and Hollers

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Photo Credit: Fanatic Brewing Co.

Fanatic Beer Olympics

Bring home the gold in corn hole, beer pong, ping pong or keg roll! The summer games start at 5 p.m. when team registration opens at Fanatic Brewing. Prizes will be given to the gold, silver and bronze placing teams – as well as an award for best team costume!

TIME: June 14th, 5PM – 9PM

WHERE: Fanatic Brewing

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Photo Credit: Crafty Bastard Brewery

Mesoamerican Beer Celebration & Comedy Night

Crafty Bastard Brewery is tapping two of their most popular beers – the La Calavera Catrina Stout and Mayan Chocolate Chili Porter! Grab a glass and take a seat for a hilarious improv show centered around craft beer culture! Show starts at 7 p.m.

TIME: June 14th, 5PM – 10PM

WHERE: Crafty Bastard Brewery

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Photo Credit: Hard Knox Pizzeria

Tap Takeover with Pizza

Pizza and beer? Count us in! Hard Knox Pizza will have Last Day’s of Autumn’s 1927 and Wildwood Flower on draft with bottles of the state Park Blonde Ale! Grab a slice and a bottle!

TIME: June 15th, 6PM – 9PM

WHERE: Hard Knox Pizza

 

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Knoxville Brewfest

Knoxville Brewfest, the crown jewel of the week-long celebration! Try over 70 beers from around the country to all while fundraising for CureDuchenne! Grab a beer, or two or four! Buy your tickets here. All net proceeds from the event benefit CureDuchenne!

TIME: June 16th, 4PM – 8PM

WHERE: Downtown Knoxville

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