Woody's Smokes & Brews

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1935 Mallory Ln
Franklin, Tennessee, 37067-2813
United States

(615) 778-9760

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Photo of Justinbshelton
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Captainren
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Anytime I go to another state, I'm almost anxious until I finally get the chance to shop a good beer store. Woody's was finally my fix for Tennessee. Because of state laws, you might have a hard time finding a good selection which was the case here. My uncle and I first visited the smokes part to get both beer and cigars and I was rather disappointed in the beer selection. When we checked out, I saw a hand full of bombers in the window to another store. When I asked what was up with those beers, he said all beers over 6.3% are sold on that side...I started to get excited.

So we checked out the other side...this is what I was looking for. Having looked up the beers available in Tennessee, I wasn't expecting to be that impressed. Perhaps it was having low expectations, but I was very happy with what I had to choose from. They had many beers I can get in Michigan, but I'm always looking for beers I can't get there. Terrapin, New Belgium, KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren and Schlafly were probably the three best ones and then a few breweries had beers there I haven't seen them have in Michigan.

I wish I knew the guys name, but a younger, slim guy with a buzz cut was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I was going to buy a bottle of Panil and he saved me from the register shock of $20 a bottle and suggested a sour from New Belgium instead.

Overall, it was a very fun experience and I owe most of that to the guy that helped me. After that, I felt there was no need to go to any other beer stores...unless that side of me kicks in that thinks I might get lucky and find something that's on the shelf no one else knew was there.

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Photo of NODAK
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

Now that I happen to work in Franklin, I figured I should try to find decent places to get beer there as opposed to Nashville. I located this place and decided to stroll in after work.

What I found is a place with a pretty decent selection, and definitely focused on selling beers in singles. that's very helpful. You can mix and match whatever 6 packs you may wish. The downside?? Expensive. Very expensive. I paid 20 bucks for what I probably would have paid 15 for up in Nashville. So beware of that. The surcharge here for singles is apparently quite high.

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Photo of melloashello
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

The low ABV side is stacked with tons of Rogue beers, as well as other common craft brews. Upstairs, they have a small loft with a big t.v., couches, and you can sit back, drink a beer, and smoke a cigar. The liquor store side though has a good selection of high gravity brews from around the world. You can buy everything as singles, so that allows you to get all different kinds of good beer. They keep up to date with new beers coming in and their prices are fairly reasonable. Worth checking out if you are in the Cool Springs area.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

Huge 6.0 side and almost all wine/liquor. Two shelves in the front by the register with a decent selection of brews. Nothing really unique from the other stores in the area. They did have a nice slection of the Rogue Imperial series if you like to pay too much for ceramic bottles. Also had Stone, Chouffe, Rocky Mtn, Avery and a good Belgian selection (by TN standards). A good mix on the low ABV side, probably the strong suit of their operation. Lots of cigars if you are into that as well. Not worth a trip to Franklin but if you are down there it is worth dropping in.

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Photo of Likeburning
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%

This store has the best selection in the Franklin/Brentwood area period. Their cigar selection is the best as well. The adjacent liquor store also sells the high alcohol beers (damn you Tennessee beer laws) and since the store understands these laws you can bring a high alc beer from next door in to their lounge. Their lounge is great by the way. I've had many adult discussions with some good men in their leather-clad wood-floored lounge. They even have pint glasses available to use if you would like. Which is pretty cool considering you wait on yourself here.

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Photo of puggy211
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%

I drive from Memphis to Nashville,Tn to get good craft brews.Woody's is always on the list.If it is shipped to Tennesse Woody's has it.Mike is the beer guy,very helpfull.I asked if he had any of the new Sam Adams glasswear,and he goes into the back and comes out with 2 glasses.I ask how
much he says FREE, last 2 from a Sam Adams tasting they had.AWSOME!!!.
Woody's is proud to be one of the only TN locations serving Magic Hat #9.
Available in draft only for the first 90 days... come fill up a few of our growlers!!!!


Barron's Lager
Barron's Pale Ale
Baron's ESB
Barons Black Wattle Super ???
Coopers Lager
Coopers Pale Ale
James Boag Lager

Blaugies Saison d'Epeautre
Chevish Cherry Lambic
Chevish Rasberry Lambic
Contillon Rose De Gambrina
Lambic Classic
Lambic Framboise
Lambic Kriek
Lambic Péche
Lambic Pomme
Saint Bernadrus Wit
Stella Artois


Sleeman Cream Ale
Sleeman Dark Ale
Sleeman IPA



Amstel Light
Heineken Light
Tiburg's Dutch Brown Ale

Abbott Ale
Bass Pale Ale
Black Sheep Ale
Black Sheep Mighty Python's Holy
Grail Ale
Black Sheep Riggwelter
Boudingtons Pub Ale
Harviestown Bitter and Twisted
Harviestown Old Engine Oil
Mackeson XXX Stout
New Castle Brown Ale
RCH Ale Marry
RCH Old Slug Porter
Ridge Way Bad Elf
Ridge Way Santa's Butt Porter
Samuel Smith IPA
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Organic Ale
Samuel Smith Organic Lager
Samuel Smith Pale Ale
Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Lager
Samuel Smith Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Winter Welcome
St. Peters Cream Stout
St. Peters English Ale
St. Peters Golden Ale
St. Peters Old Style Porter
Strongbow Hard Cider
Tetley's English Ale
Young's Dirty Dick Ale
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Young's Oatmeal Stout
Young's Winter Welcome
Whitbread Pale Ale

Kronenbourg 1664

Ayinger Altbairish Dunkel
Ayinger Brau-Weisse
Ayinger Jahrhundrt-Beir

Marathon Larger
Alfa Hellenic Beer

Birra Moretti

Taj Mahal

Red Stripe Lager

Hitachino Nest White Ale
Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout
Hitachino West White Ale
Sapparo Lager


Zhiguljouskoje Lager
Baitika #4

Belhaven Scottish Ale
Belhaven St. Anderwes

Damm Barcelona
Estrella Damm


Abita Amber
Abita Golden
Abita Purple Haze
Abita Restoration Ale
Abita Seasonal
Anchor Steam
Appalachian Brewing Co. Mountain Lager
Appalachian Brewing Co. Durst Pale Ale
Appalachian Brewing Co. Watergap Wheat
Appalachian Brewing Co. Jolly Scott Scottish Ale
Appalachian Kipona Fest
Appalachian Variety Pack
Avery 14'ER ESB
Avery IPA
Avery Ellie's Brown Ale
Avery White Rascal
BBC American Pale Ale
BBC Darkstar Porter
BBC Altbier
BBC Nut Brown Ale
BBC Octoberfest
Blue Moon
Blue Moon Seasonal
Boulder Beer Hazed and Infused
Boulder Beer Passtime Pale Ale
Boulder Beer Single Track Copper Ale
Boulder Beer Sundance Amber
Boulder Beer Sweaty Betty White Ale
Blackstone Chaser Pale Ale
Blackstone Nut Brown Ale
Bridgeport ESB
Bridgeport IPA
Bridgeport Stout
Fort Collins Big Shot
Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA
Fort Collins Billy Kidd Lager
Fort Collins Chocolate Stout
Fort Collins Major Tom's Wheat
Fort Collins Major Tom's Pomegranite
Fort Collins IDA
Fort Collins Retro Red
Fort Collins Z Lager
Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale
Flying Dog In Heat Wheat
Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber
Flying Dog Scottish Porter
Flying Dog Snake IPA
Flying Dog Tire Bite Golden Ale
HéBrew Genesis Ale
HéBrew Messiah Bold
Harpoon IPA
Harpoon Seasonal
Harpoon UFO
Highland Cold Mountain
Highland Black Mocha Stout
Highland Gaelic Ale
Highland Kashmir IPA
Highland Oatmeal Porter
Highland St. Teresa's Pale Ale

JD Dundee's Amber Lager
JD Dundee's Festive Ale
JD Dundee's Honey Brown
JD Dundee's Pale Ale
Lakefront ESP
Left Hand Black Jack Porter
Left Hand Milk Stout
Left Hand Polestar Pilsner
Left Hand Saw Tooth Ale
Leinenhugel's Berry Weiss
Leinenhugel's Honey Weiss
Leinenhugel's Ted Lager
Leinenhugel's Sunset Wheat
Mac's Mac's Pack
Mendocino Brewing Co. Red Tail Ale
Mendocino Brewing Co. Blue Heron Pale Ale
Mendocino Brewing Co. Black Hawk Stout
Naked Loin Copper Flask
North Coast Blue Star Wheat
North Coast Red Seal Ale
North Coast Scrimshaw Pils

Red Brick Ale
Red Brick Blonde
Red Brick Peach Tree Ale
Red Brick Winter Ale

Rogue American Amber
Rogue Burtal Bitter
Rogue Chipotle Ale
Rogue Chocolate Stout
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Ale
Rogue Half-E-Weizen
Rogue Kells Irish Lager
Rogue Juniper Pale Ale
Rogue Seahorse Pale Ale
Rogue Sea Otter Amber
Rogue Shakespeare Stout
Rogue St. Rogue Red Ale
Rogue Seasonal
Rogue Überfest Pilsner
Rogue Younger's Special Bitter

Schlafly American Pale Ale
Schlafly Coffee Stout
Schlafly Hefe-Weizen
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout

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Photo of Tilley4
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Not terribly impressive as far as the service side goes although they did have a fairly big selection.

Lots of American micros and several import beers although most of the imports seemed a bit old.

The high alcohol side was fairly decent. They had the new DFH doppelbock which I just had to pick up and also the Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster.

The combination of these two places rivals most of th places in Nashville and is worth the 15 minute drive south on I-65 to check them out. I will definitely be checking them out again.

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Photo of harpus
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%

This place is locates about a mile or so off of interstate 65. The place is pretty easy to find and is in a shopping center. The employees of the store were helpful. The selection of beer was good, they carried alot of English beers and a pretty good number of United States Micro Breweries. The US Micros were were pretty fresh, but the English beers seemed to have sat on the shelves a little too long. If I am back in the area I would go back to the store and by the US Micros but I would stay away from the imports.

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Photo of BamaScholar
3.45/5  rDev -8%

Woody's is an OK location in the Cool Springs area for beer selection. Less than 6% ABV offerings are average only in availability. I haven't yet seen the higher alcohol offerings as I haven't been to the wine/liquor side of the store.

What is nice is the quality of help I've had in the past. They DO offer Yazoo growlers, and can do kegs of several craft options (harder to find kegs like Belhaven, Rogue, North Coast, and others). They can obtain most anything with at least three days notice.

Never had quality issues although some items are a wee bit dusty.

Bottles include common BA brewing co.s like Pyramid, Left Hand, Abita, Bridgeport, Sam Smith's, as well as things such as already mentioned.

Worth stopping by, esp. if you might be interested in cigars too. But, other stores in the area have rarer offerings and are more affordable (this shop is in a pretty "new money" part of metro Nashville).

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Photo of danielharper
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%

I guess this place doesn't get a lot of business from BA's, else I wouldn't be the first one to review it. I guess I can understand -- other places in the Nashville area are much nicer, and only a little bit further out.

Woody's Smokes and Brews is located right next to a large liquor/wine wholesaler with simply "Wine and Spirits" in large white letters above it. I'm assuming that the two businesses are interelated, as they were separated by nothing more than a glass wall in places, so I'm reviewing them as one.

First the high-alcohol side. If you're into good prices on decent wine, or if you need some liquor in high-quantity, this seems to be a really nice place -- big bottles of all types of liquers abound, so I guess it's a place where a lot of retailers get their supplies. The wine sections were cleverly marked with street-sign-like labels like "Merlot Ave" or whatever, which aided the presentation of the entire store.

The beer selection, however, was not nearly as nice, as with an entire liquor superstore worth of space, all the high-gravity beers were on two four-foot, five-shelf bookcases, and they were fairly loosely-packed, at that. I was hoping to find some St. Bernardus Abt 12 and some other Belgian Ales, but they mostly carried bocks and IPAs, with a few Belgians and barleywines mixed in. I did get a couple of Chimays, an Old Crustacean (they had both the 12oz bottles and the larger bottles, but I opted for just a small one for tasting purposes), Stone IPA, Ayinger Celebrator, and Delirium Nocturnum. I was buying for a friend, as well, who wanted a few bottles of the DN, and it turned out they only had three in stock, necessitating a trip to another liquor store to buy what we needed. The prices were about the same as I found in other places, and the selection was okay, but I was really hoping for a bit more variety.

The "beer" side, the place actually called "Woody's Smokes and Brews" had a sort of warehouse feel with bare brown walls and metal/pressboard shelving. The place had a strong aroma of cigars since they have a smoking lounge upstairs, so if you're sensitive to smoke you may need to skip it. They had an okay selection, with the Bridgeport IPA, Stout, and ESB in the front and a selection of mainly Flying Dog and Rogue in the back, with a number of bomber singles for sale as well. Some of these were in a cooler in the very back, with more just along the side of the wall non-chilled. They had plenty of stuff that I couldn't get in Alabama, but they didn't really have as great a selection on a lot of stuff than what I can get here, and certainly not as wide as some of the other beer stores in Nashville.

Another caveat is that, at the time of day that I went in, traffic was really, really heavy. I'm sure that three p.m. on a Saturday isn't exactly their slowest period, but I was really amazed at the difficulty pulling in and out of the place -- I think it was really just a whole lot of hassle for not a lot of beer.

Decent place, with fairly good prices, but I think I'll stick to some of the other stores in the Nashville area in the future.

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Woody's Smokes & Brews in Franklin, TN
Place rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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