Bearden Beer Market
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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | $$
We stopped here on our way to Bonnaroo, and they had planned ahead and stocked extra cans for the festival-goers. Bottle/Can selection is pretty good, nothing world class, they also keep constantly rotating tap lines, which was nice to fill my growler up as well. The outdoor patio is really nice with plenty of space, the store definitely had a nice vibe. We stayed long enough to have a couple on tap before taking off. Next time I go to Bannaroo, I'll definitely stop by again.
05-24-2014 04:07:24 | More by Treyliff
4.31/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
What a neat place. Outside they have a beer garden with fire pit and lots of seating. Looked very inviting, and there were a couple of people outside even for a chilly evening. I wish I had time to sample some of the beers on tap.
Inside the beer store is relatively small, but they make the most of the space and had a very large selection of beers. Probably close to 100. I am from Ohio so my focus was to find beers that are unavailable in OH. The selection had a significant portion of local beers from TN and neighboring states. I had no trouble finding some new beers to sample. They do not sell single bottles. They had a cooler with beers chilled and ready to go.
They had about 10 taps of quality craft beers to select from. Would have been fun to have one and sit by the fire.
The staff was very friendly and as helpful as I needed them to be. They even helped me carry my boxes of beer to my car.
The only issue was finding the place. GPS got me there, but the sign is low on the building and a truck was parked in front so I could not see it.
I went to a couple of other places while in town, some from this site, and this was the best.
11-17-2013 12:37:10 | More by cruzbay
4.24/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
What a gem. Really. Driving from the north, heading to Asheville, I needed a beer after a long journey from Michigan. Pull up the old trusty BA, and this place was the winner, and I'm glad we stopped. They deserve the fine reviews it receives.
Does it have a great, world class, draft selection? No. Does it have rare one off bottles? No...but they will. Chris the owner is working hard for the greater good of TN. Changing people's mind set, and the laws that are imposed from the slow to transition local and state wide governing bodies. He is passionate, and knows the business.
It is a small store front, but after you walk into the back you will find one of the most unique beer gartens you have ever seen. It's an open space, with walls, a fire pit, a canopy, a huge projection tv...all good stuff.
Chris seems to be on the verge of something big, and I hope he makes it. Put that ball court in man! I'll bring the short shorts...booya!
Must stop if travelling through!
12-10-2012 18:24:34 | More by MarcatGSB
4.34/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
It's a unique spot in that it adds the outdoor garden to enjoy your tap rather then just being a bottle shop with a few taps. Believe they had eight lines open when I was there. They fill growlers. Seemed to have a nice local crew that makes it in often enough to create a pretty welcoming atmosphere.
Tennessee is one of those interesting states where the alcohol is split due to ABV and what is classified as food and on and on and on so you won't find anything above 6% here. That said, I was able to zero in on some regional stuff I don't see in Jersey and eventually settled on Catawba Valley and Sweet Water but left a few on the shelf.
Gave service a 5. Reason was the guys took the time to not only brief me on each label of what was local (as you may expect) but also sent me off with a list full of what I should visit and drink as I was making my way over to Asheville. It's one thing to get a pointer but this was above and beyond and really made my trip over the mountains easier since I could narrow down my own list.
Taking care of a customer in for the first time like this was impressive. Definite stop if you're in or near Knoxville.
09-28-2012 16:30:27 | More by JosephThompson
Bearden Beer Market in Knoxville, TN
94 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.