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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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