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94
outstanding

12 Reviews
Reviews: 12
Visits: 50
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
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[ Bar, Store, Homebrew Store ]

2502 Franklin Pike
Nashville, Tennessee, 37204-2714
United States
phone: (615) 873-1992

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @craftbrewednash

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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 50
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Cool shop with a good selection, some draft options, and crowlers. Plenty of stuff to get into. Locals, imports, etc. Next door at the liquor shop, they have a pretty solid selection of higher gravity beers, and a few taps there as well. Food Truck outside on the weekend. Great tap selection, lots of locals, if I had the time, I'd have sat down and had had a pint. (371 characters)

Photo of funkydrumma
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

SO glad to have this place in Nashville. Awesome selection of low and high grav brews including hard to find stuff. Staff is great and they plan events all the time. Stop here if you get a chance. Good prices on homebrew supplies to boot. (238 characters)

Photo of Buck89
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Hands down the best craft brew spot in Nashville. A wonderful atmosphere with clientele from all over the city. Very friendly staff that are always willing to help you find something new. Great selection of homebrew equipment as well. This is my go to store in town. Hopefully the selection will get even better as the distribution opens up more in Tennessee. (363 characters)

Photo of ronobvious2
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Probably my favorite place to stop in if I want a beer and just look over some homebrewing equipment in one go. They have a large, rotating blackboard of what is on tap, and it's largely local, so when you go in it's most assuredly different than the last time. Their homebrew section is *almost* there, just lacking in a few items. Right now they have a ton of used kegs. Their website is pretty useless. :-) Be careful about homebrewing advice from the staff; I feel like some of them are not up to snuff. (513 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

this place has an amazing selection for what Tennessee is allowed to have for distro. Place was very well organized guy behind the counter on high gravity side was amazingly and I do say amazingly friendly and knowledgable. the low gravity side you can either pound some brews or tap take home. Very nice place a testament to how a well ran beer store should look like. (373 characters)

Photo of firstlighthiker
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

OK, so this is my favorite place; so the review is biased. Basically, though, this place is the best that the current liquor laws in TN will allow. The regular low gravity side has a dynamic tap list manned by helpful, encouraging staff and sells an extensive selection of standard craft brew fare (to include the newly arrived Founders offerings!). This side is slow and casual during the day (I prefer the solitude of the beer-garten out back), but a busy bustling place at night with several regulars.
To me, though, the star is the high gravity side which sells high gravity beer, wine, and spirits. The staff there treat you like family (assuming your family likes buying booze) and it is always one of my favorite places to visit on a day off or after an early escape from work. Just ask for Ryan or Sean, tell them what you want in general, and they will take care of you well. (884 characters)

Photo of Zonian1
3.78/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped by on my way back to Ohio on I-65. This store is very easy to get to from the interstate, and is definitely worth a stop if you are passing through.

As others have mentioned, due to TN laws, the store is split into two stores. I focused on the high gravity side. Tennessee seems to be just beginning to catch the craft beer wave. There were not many eye-popping selections in this store. However, I was specifically searching for local and regional selections, and I was happy at what I found. Was excited to find Sue from Yazoo City. Also picked up some bottles from the new Cool Springs Brewing, and a few other TN offerings that I look forward to trying. They also had a good selection from Straight to Ale.

The service on the high gravity side was A+. I got some great recommendations ("if you like XYZ, then you should try this one") which I am looking forward to drinking very soon!

I didn't try any of the draft offerings on the low gravity side, but they have pretty good updates on their Facebook page from what I can tell.

Overall, worth a stop if you are looking to find some local and regional beers. Just don't try to compare this to some of the world class bottle shops that you might find a few hours drive away in OH or MI. TN isn't there yet. (1,271 characters)

Photo of jsboots21
4.6/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Best place in Nashville to buy beer. Both the high and low gravity sides are well-stocked with new, limited, and otherwise great brews. High gravity side is very well curated and is a sure bet to receive any seasonal/annual brews from local and regional favorites. Low gravity side includes both bottles and growler fills from a great tap selection for to go brew, and pints for on premise. Selection is impressive considering the small space and smaller scale of purchasing compared to larger area stores. Service is, bar none, best in town. Employees on both sides of the divide treat people very well and know repeat customers by name. Pricing is in line with the largest stores in town, which is impressive given the small scale of wholesale purchasing happening here.

Crazy to think these guys are just a year old. Great first year, Craft Brewed! (852 characters)

Photo of khargro2
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I went to Craft Brewed last time I was in Nashville in November. It is dual-store divided into a liquor store with high gravity (>6.33% ABV) and a beer store with a growler fill station.

The atmosphere was really cool. It further confused me about TN beer laws because the growler bar was able to serve flights and I believe they could serve pints as well. The cost for a flight of 7 was $11, which was served in a tree-shaped board. It was a bit pricey, but definitely worth it since most local TN breweries are only available on draft. The selection was fantastic. I was able to try beers from Mayday, Turtle Anarchy, Blackstone, Black Abbey, Calfkiller, and Depot St. I would like to go back for a flight again with some friends. The bottle selection is also really great on the beer side with reasonable prices. However, the single bottle selections are only available in coolers so I would wait to grab them until you need them.

I found the liquor store side a little pricey as well, but the selection was pretty good. There was nothing there for me with the growler bar waiting on the other side.

Definitely check this place out as it is the best place to find quantity and quality TN brews. (1,204 characters)

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Craft Brewed is separated into a high gravity (over 6% ABV) and low gravity (under 6% ABV) section, which is common practice due to Tennessee's wonky alcohol laws.

The low gravity section has a myriad of taps with lots of local fare. All the beers I noticed on tap were low gravity as well, I assume they also have to adhere to the rules. Growlers are available to fill. Large window coolers hold six packs and some large format bottles and there are singles available for drinking or for creating your own togo six pack, and the prices are pretty fair. There are a lot more shelves of room temp beer, six packs and large format, and in a separate room, home brewing supplies abound. A few barrels and a large table accommodate patrons grabbing a pint.

The high gravity side doesn't have arrangements if you want to enjoy a beer on premise, but I imagine you could take one outside to the patio if you want. More window coolers house bottles and warm beer adorns the back wall. They actually sell wine and liquor as well; why not, I guess, if you have the license.

A front patio provide plenty of room to lounge, but it wraps around the side to an even bigger seating area. It's all very inviting. The parking is less than adequate, but you have to work with what you're given.

Hands down, this place has the best beer selection of any bottle shop in Nashville, moreso than Midtown, Frugal's, or any other I've been to. You're still limited to TN distribution so don't expect to find anything crazy, but if you're looking for beer to transport from Nashville, this ought to be your first stop. (1,599 characters)

Photo of sholland119
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in on our first day at a conference to get some beer for the hotel room and was very pleasantly surprised to find such a great store.

As this was our first time in Tennessee, we were unfamiliar with the high gravity/low gravity divide. I figured high gravity was spirits. Good thing the helpful counter guy cleared this up as the good good stuff was over there.

The low gravity side had some good regional tap selections but was very sparse on locals. Timing was not our friend there apparently as the taplist on Friday was full of locals we did not get to try (left at midday). Nice bottle and can selection too with plenty of German styles as the highlight.

The high gravity side was terrific. Sales guy really knew his stuff and made great recommendations. Picked up some Blackstone Adam Bomb for the room which we liked a lot. Also some St. Feuillein (sp. probably) saison in cans(!). Soem big bottles to take home from the NB Lips of Faith series (apparently NB will come anywhere but PA), along with a rare BFM Anniversary beer, a pricey Baladin bottle and a Dupont Cider which we have never had before.

I would visit any time I am in town. great place!

HV (1,175 characters)

Photo of richj1970
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Typical TN bottle shop - two sides, one for high gravity, the other for lower ABV which includes a tasting room. I did most of my shopping on the high gravity side.

Nice selection. Most things available via TN distribution is nicely represented here. Since I'm from AL, I took full advantage of getting things not available at home like Stone, Brooklyn, Lagunitas, etc.

They had nice stock on Stone Expresso IRS which I loaded up on.

Talked at length with Ryan at the store who was very helpful and knowledgable. Store had nice vibe and I will definitely be back! (567 characters)

Craft Brewed in Nashville, TN
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