Bearded Iris Brewing

Bearded Iris BrewingBearded Iris Brewing
Bearded Iris BrewingBearded Iris Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

101 Van Buren St
Nashville, Tennessee, 37208-1719
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beardedirisbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.07
Beers:
244
Ratings:
4,243
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.32
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
65
pDev:
7.64%
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Rated: 4.36 by not2quick from Missouri

Aug 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2022
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Rated by IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Mainly a NEIPA-type place with some other items on tap. Did not notice food options.
Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Cool place. Inside has open view of the brewery and smells like hops and malt. There is a pool table and tables and a bar area to order beer. The outside has a nice patio with tables and a food truck. Selection is mostly IPAs. Worth a stop.
Mar 04, 2022
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Reviewed by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
Fairly decent selection of beer styles. Mostly hoppy-stuff, and many of their IPA’s are great. An occasional big stout available. This place gets packed in the evenings, and because of that, service can be a bit slow.
Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
An odd spot tucked into an industrial zone north of downtown, the space is itself somewhat schizophrenic, with a classic bar set up in what feels more like a room converted from a warehouse building, and a deck that is lovely, except for the harsh, spare manufacturing zone over which it looks. All of which is secondary to the friendly staff, nice crowd, and lived-in feel of the space. The beer is exactly what you'd expect from Bearded Iris, if you know their work. Lots of NEIPAs, a smattering of other options, but so many options to explore that I walked away with an embarrassing number of 4-packs that I proceeded to haul home for consumption over the following weeks. The beer, in the end, is king, and it delivered in spades. I'd come here regularly if I were local, and know I'll be back again.
Oct 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Eman17 from Illinois

Aug 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Jun 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jun 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jun 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.45 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

May 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Billxxxx from Alabama

4.94/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
A mecca for NEIPA (and IPA's in general) lovers in the southeast. I love to go there so that I can stock up on good fresh IPA's. A visit there is a religious experience.
Apr 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by jophish17 from Georgia

Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by khargro2 from Tennessee

May 29, 2020
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Reviewed by adrianholt from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
No doubt, the very best Nashville has to offer, as far as brewery and quality goes. Do yourself a favor and stop by. The Germantown area in general is cool as well.

^^^^^^^^^^
Dec 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.31 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Oct 03, 2019
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Rated by jft944 from Tennessee

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Serious beer brewers with a great future!
Oct 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.54 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Sep 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3
This is one of the coolest production taprooms I think I've ever been in. Strewn about seating under large, functional chandelier surrounded by unique wall art capped off by a cool backdrop to the bar in a large old-meets-new decorative portrait frame for the taplist.

A long separate bar top faces the production area, where a DJ was mixing some tunes while we were there. The lights were set low and the DJ had some projectors in case anyone had ants in their pants, and the brewing area was also dimly lit. It's both simultaneously mellow and high energy hip. There's also a fairly sizeable outdoor patio if you'd like to further mellow out in the Nashville heat, where the music is also pumped out to.

The tap list was almost entirely dominated by variations on IPA, but for a pilsner and a kettle sour. I've never been too floored by any beer of theirs I've gotten in trades, and that held true during my visit as well. The quality is all right, they just don't seem to be hitting their potential as far as flavor profiles.
Aug 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
The spot generating the most buzz from the Music City. I happened to get to the taproom minutes before a mob of people, coming in for a can release. In the few minutes before I was overtaken by the swarm, I loved the quirky feel of the taproom. The beer is really, really quality. I wish I would've picked a different day to stop by. I feel like I didn't get to really enjoy all this place has to offer.
May 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.05 by DudMan from New Jersey

May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.68 by MTucker519 from Ohio

Mar 27, 2019
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
Stopped at the brewery on our way back from Cincinnati. A bit hard to find but definitely worth the effort. The service was outstanding, friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the vibe very much. Great beer people.

The beers I had were great, very high quality. Will go back when I can.
Mar 14, 2019
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Reviewed by BEER88 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Visited for their three anniversary party/release. The staff rocks and were super chill and friendly. They actually bought doughnuts, coffee, and brought out heaters for everyone who waited in line in the elements. They controlled the line and accommodated as best they could. The draft selection was on point and the ambiance was something I really enjoyed. I will absolutely visit again when in Nashville.
Feb 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by MarkEmbler from Tennessee

Jan 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.41 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jan 23, 2019
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Reviewed by GregDBoston from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Chill vibe, with help and advice at the bar (no table service when I was there). Cozy atmosphere, with tables, couches and a pool table. Ten or so beers available for tasting, half and full pours. Growlers, 4-packs and march for takeaway.
Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by Walty102 from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.01 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Oct 24, 2018
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Large warehouse production facility with back section set up as tasting room. Small bar seat 10, 4 or 5 tables inside - along with a pool table, and about 20 picnic tables outside. 8 beers on tap, all solid... friendly service. Rainy day when I was there; looking forward to returning.
Oct 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by TheBrewsky from California

Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Jul 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.61 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75
A quirky little place, a production brewery first with a small tap room area it seems to me. There is a pool table inside, and a more extensive beer garden; it was a tad warm on a Saturday mid-afternoon when we were there, but there was hardly anyone outside. A handful of tables and at most a dozen seat bar.

Admitted, they are an IPA-driven brewery, but selection-wise, there were under but around ten offerings - all but one pastry stout was an IPA or APA. All the IPAs were fairly similar and all but I think one was in the NE vein. Now, they do the style decently enough (though I found most of them had a oat/flour/malt aspect to them that dull the hops more than I'd wish).

Service was decent - helpful and friendly, fairly attentive. being a production brewery without much going on outside on our visit, the vibe was a more subdued "come and try our wares" kind of vibe. This is fine enough, but I wonder if there's other, more interesting times when the outside is more happening.
Jun 21, 2018
Bearded Iris Brewing in Nashville, TN
Brewery rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 4243 ratings