Yazoo Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 62
Beer Ratings: 2,424
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 9 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
4.17/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Rolled into town after 11hrs of driving and headed straight to Yazoo for some beers. Not sure why they are open later on weekdays than weekends, not very convenient. Walking in it was much bigger than I was expecting it to be. People all over the large seating area in the middle and milling around the swag shop off to the side. Service was quite good, he told me a bit about the beers I chose and was very nice. Selection and quality were both solid. A nice verity of beers on including a funky sour which was quite nice. Also tried the amber on cask dry hopped with saaz which was quite interesting. Prices were reasonable so no problems there. They had a food truck outside but we were heading to dinner afterwards so I didn't partake. Overall a really nice brewpub that I would love to visit again.
02-02-2014 03:58:13 | More by orangesol
3.71/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I love Yazoo. The tour is awesome and so are the people who work there. I like that there are no TV's or music. Nice place to chill with friends and drink good beer. If you're looking for a a place to watch the big game, this is not the place for you. More seating would be nice.
10-27-2013 23:26:49 | More by Scrip
4.3/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The place is in a bit of a shady neighborhood, so I'm not sure I'd head out there after dark... The brewery was started in 2003 by Linus Hall (who was there to greet us upon our arrival) and was actually celebrating their 10th anniversary on the day we visited! They were gearing up for a fairly large event that afternoon, but not much was going on when we arrived. We got our hands stamped and grabbed a table in the small tasting room. Unfortunately, due to upcoming festivities they were not doing samplers so I only got to try a few of the beers that we passed around. My Sly Fox Porter and wife's Stout were very good and perfectly balanced. I had tried the Yazoo Pale Ale the night before and it was also very good. The place had a nice comfortable feel to it and friendly southern volunteers working the various stations.
10-23-2013 18:29:12 | More by Jackofallbrews
3.75/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | $$
Yazoo is easy to find and it's just a block up from Jackalope so be sure to visit both while you're here. Parking is a little constrained and their hours are limited (perhaps a byproduct of TN law?) though if it's a little later in the day, there's a Habitat for Humanity store next door that most people will park at.
The tap room has a good amount of space and is wide open. A patio seating area is also available if it's nice out. They only have a handful of taps and it's pretty much all Yazoo, although they did have a tap for Hap & Harry's who they contract for. There's a small corner dedicated to breweriana along with glassware and shirts.
The best part is probably the tour. It's only $7, you get three beer sample pours, and if you fancy yourself a purveyor of fine glassware, as I do, then they give you an awesome branded mini snifter as well. Along with learning the history of the brewery and some of the intricacies of their beer, more beer and souvenirs are always nice.
It might not be as impressive as a lot of other craft breweries out there, but it's likely the best brewery in Nashville (The Black Abbey opens up next month, keep an eye out) and it's definitely a good time. If anything, just throw down $7 for the beer and glass and it's more than worth your time.
09-23-2013 12:02:01 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
4.84/5 rDev +18.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $
Full Disclosure: Yazoo is my first true love in beer. At one point, I legitimately wasn't a fan at all. Then I did a little European travel with my best friend and he convinced me to try various odds and ends in London and Brussels, making me realize there was more in the world than Yeungling. The transformation was complete when we got home and I tried a Yazoo Dos Peros and realized there was great beer in America, too.
That being said, this place is amazing. Go, take the tour, eat and drink at the bar, and go again. The tour guides are very friendly and usually a little tipsy which means a more fun tour and more beer for everyone (they pour it in stages of the tour from growlers in a much less regimented way than I've seen at say Terrapin or Cantillon). You can tell everyone really loves what they do and the product they produce. The brewery has an adorable story, too, so be sure to ask if they don't bring it up.
Sad side note, they can't serve their "Sue" there because of TN's draconian liquor laws. I'm out of the state now, so I don't follow it as closely as I used to but I believe legislation is in the works to change that.
It can get a bit crowded, so go early or be patient. Fun area of town with some nicer restaurants and shopping.
Pro Tip: Great date night consists of this and a walk over to Urban Flats for dinner afterwards.
All in all, great place to visit and try some great local beer.
06-09-2013 16:59:58 | More by Dreizhen
3.99/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
This is a must visit beer destination if you are in Nashville. Took the tour and enjoyed some pints before and after in the tap room. The tour was a lot of fun, the service was friendly and knowledgeable and the beer was very good. Tap room was absolutely rammed (likely because it was a Saturday) but the atmosphere was great and it is a place I would definitely return to.
Had the cheese plate as well, which was excellent and also was good value.
04-29-2013 15:33:39 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.16/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Really cool area in Nashville. Believe the area/neighborhood is called the Gulch. Several bars and the Jackalope Brewery is just down the street. Took the tour and enjoyed it. Believe it was $7 but you got to keep the pint glass. You got to try the Hefeweizen, the Pale Ale and the Dos Perros during the tour.
Really enjoyed their Dos Perros beer.
03-30-2013 14:17:55 | More by BlueMoon10
3.43/5 rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | $$
even though we got there an hour before the 5p tour, we only got to enjoy a pint given the long line for beer. one of the bottling ops guys led our tour, or that was his story. nice guy & i appauld his effort. tried the dos perros, pale, and hefe on the tour in a yazoo sniffer (i was bummed as our friend got a pint glass during her tour). beers are OK. dos perros is by far their best. parking is a complete PITA. interior space is tight at 4p on a saturday afternoon & the hours are limited.
02-25-2013 01:20:33 | More by craft_shannie
4.45/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
Stopped in this past Thursday afternoon just after their tasting room opened on a beer tour of Nashville that started at Bosco's then finished at Blackstone and Big River. This place was far and away the best of the four. The other three places had that chain pub vibe, basically restaurants that made beers of varying quality to go with the food. This place is a brewery, proper. These people get it.
This is not a pub or a restaurant, although they serve a few basic snacks (chips with locally made organic salsa- yum!) and they had a local food truck parked outside with some interesting options we didn't try. Don't go for dinner, but for what they were trying to do, provide some basic munchies while you enjoy the beer and socialize, it was above average.
Atmosphere and service were superb. A well-sized, well-laid out and well-decorated tasting room that let groups of various sizes function. Now about that: when we got there, right inside the door a table had been set up with name tags and brochures. I thought it might be a private function at first but it wasn't. About two thirds of the crowd were these super clean-cut and plastic-friendly people with these name tags, and talking in twos and threes. I thought it was either one of those speed dating things or maybe a Young Republicans happy hour, but it turned out to be something more like a cross between Scientology and a pyramid scheme. After my husband and I had been there for 20 minutes or so, having a good time but wondering what the hell was going on, some dude in this group up front by the bar raised his voice to gather the crowd's attention and introduced "the man who made this all possible", a guy who looked like a television psychologist or something, who began to speak about something about "social engineering". Anyways, the 2/3 of the crowd that were a part of this group were all in rapt attention. That's when I noticed that the bluegrass music that had been on in the background immediately got several notches louder. Across the room I saw the guy who introduced the other guy walk over and talk to the manager, who shook his head. Finally the guy talking gave up and moved the crowd to the far corner of the room where he talked to them all in a football huddle for 20 minutes.
As our helpful, knowledgeable server came by for another round, I thanked him for sticking up for the people who were there for the beer, not the marketing cult or whatever the hell it was. He said he had no idea who they were and they didn't arrange this in advance, they just showed up, set up a table and started talking. As we were paying our tab, I sought out the manager and thanked him with a handshake. The taproom is only open Thursday-Saturday, and he said he would have been more than happy to open another day for a private party if they called in advance but since they just showed up, his priority was his regulars and his beer people and he wasn't turning down his music. Like I said... they get it. This earned them their 5's in atmosphere and service.
The beer itself is definitely the best in Nashville, probably the state, possibly even the mid-to-lower South. All good and true to style, if not better than style. I'm normally a big beer guy, so the surprising gem to me was the Dos Perros, which here is listed incorrectly as a mild American Brown. It is an Alt beer and comes in in the mid 5.0% range, and was without question the best Alt I have had in years. How many places even bother with an alt, come to think of it, let alone take the time to make a great one?
This place came towards the tail end of a 6-day tour of the south that my husband and I took where we visited 27 different breweries. Yazoo ranks amongst the best of the bunch, and should not be missed if you're anywhere near Nashville on an afternoon when they're open.
07-02-2012 13:50:24 | More by MikeFromMarsPA
3.44/5 rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
My fiancé and I went to Nashville and decided to book a tour spot at Yazoo for a 6:30 on a Saturday. The tour guide was very outgoing and friendly, but lacked a little in brewery terminology, but that's fine as this tour is more about drinking and hanging out than it is about brewing. We each paid $7, got a nice pint glass we got to keep and got "samples" of a few beers. I say "samples" because the first pour I got was 3/4 a full pint, drank half of it and then got topped off and that's how it went. I think I got about 3 1/2-4 full beers and actually had to turn some down!
The taproom itself was extremely crowded, loud and long lines for beer. Parking was tough to find as well. Their beer is reasonably priced though, I think $4 a pint and it's pretty good beer. Definitely woth checking out if you're in town.
04-30-2012 03:30:57 | More by Lukafer
Yazoo Brewing Company in Nashville, TN
91 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.