Yazoo should be applauded for getting people to drink craft beer in this market! Because of them, I can get frenchbroad, highland, lefthand, caldera, terrapin, etc
Their beer?...eh. They are spendng to much time contract brewing gerst and hap'n harry's and not enough time on consistently brewing their own
brands. Butter is not a desired flavor in beer!
Not to mention, they didn't support the the Preds when they needed businesses to by tickets, while their beer was served In the jack Daniels club. "support your local brewery"? How about support the people supporting you!?
Sorry for the rant, I just have strong feelings about beer and my hockey team. Its great that there are other choices now, but I will stick with Sierra Nevada until their is something better in the building. Yazoo ain't it.
Because Sierra Nevada is supporting Tennessee so well.
State laws change to get a brewery built in East TN, and SN still walks away.
i'll support Yazoo.
Ya, and the law that they helped changed was one that disallowed Yazoo from having a monopoly on high gravity beers (for a brewery) in this region. Law also helped all future tennesse breweries. Trust me, they only thing SN not being in tennesse changed was jobs in alcoa Tennessee. If you would like to keep discussing, let me know. I will gladly help move beer forward in this market.
And don't make it seem like SN is evil. They came to TN saying they are interested in a few states, but would like to know if laws could change. They changed. And SN decided to go with one of the other states. They didn't Mia-lead anyone. If TN didn't have highest liqour taxes and antiquated laws, things might have been different.
I'm not even a SN fan. All their beers give me headaches. Only place I drink it is at Bridgestone.
I agree that there are some hop projects that have been good, but that all depends on the batch. Its not their flavora they decide to brew with that i dont like unless Diacetyl is something they decided was good for beer.