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The Black Abbey Brewing Company

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402 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2952 Sidco Dr
Nashville, Tennessee, 37204-3710
United States

(615) 755-0070 | map

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Added by sommersb on 12-14-2011

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of randysthomas
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

It's a little bit south of Nashville central, but my wife wanted to visit Gaslamp Antiques and a few others so my treat in trade-off was a stop at the Black Abbey.

There was a food truck sitting outside with a short line, and inside it was set-up a little like a church with the beer behind the altar. There are five 8-person picnic tables over a concrete floor with few long pews by the front window. A wood frame "surround" keeps everyone "in the right place" while also acting as a kind of bar-rail, and determining where the line for beer is. There are reclaimed church lights hanging from the ceiling and stacked barrels by the brewhouse giving it a kind of an abbey feel. It's generally just a stark grey decor, but nicely done.

Being a small place it can fill up but my wife and I were able to grab a spot at a table, and enjoyed taking a look at the brewery even though nothing was going on. I was very tempted to try the food coming off the truck as it looked and smelled great, but we'd just come from lunch.

They had 8 beers on tap, with 2 of those being seasonal. I had the Rose and the Special, both of which were great, and if I'd had more time I'd have tried a third or fourth, but as it was we had to get back. Still, I felt the visit was worth it even though I was able to find Black Abbey beers in the city.

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Photo of MadEyeJay
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

My favorite Nashville brewery. Tasting room is not huge, but very cool. Open to the brewery, you get to see the barrels stacked everywhere. And the barrel aging program is producing some fantastic beers. Glad they are bottling these. Great place to have a flight.

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Photo of Buck89
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of denver10
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of funkydrumma
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

One of my new favorite breweries in Nashville. Carl and the crew at BA are knocking it out of the park on a regular basis. Their brews are tasty and the varieties they offer are refreshing. The vibe at the tasting room is very cool, with open views of the brewery's production area. Definitely get down there for a flight if you haven't already. It's tucked in behind 100 Oaks, but worth the trip.

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Photo of Sazz9
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of benloho
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Doublicious
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of thomasarose
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of wshell1
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of joeminter
4.92/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of a0lbudman
4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of harperman69
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

The tasting area is a little small but I really like what they have done with that space in keeping with the theme. Are you a hophead? This place isn't for you. However, they do some fantastic stuff with malt and yeast as they should with the latter if they are a Belgian style inspired brewery. Good people and good beers all around and IMO, one of the best breweries in Tennessee.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

The Black Abbey Brewing Company in Nashville, TN
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 402 ratings
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