NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee brewers are ready for the national spotlight. On Wednesday, March 15, twenty brewers from across the state, all members of the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild, gathered at Black Abbey Brewing to brew the commemorative beer for the upcoming 2023 Craft Brewers Conference.
The national event is headed to Nashville in May, with brewers from across the country in attendance, putting the Tennessee craft beer scene front and center. This year’s commemorative beer, Tri-Star Blonde, is a blonde ale made with 30% Tennessee-grown products including barley and corn.
This beer is just one example of the brews that support the Guild’s Farm to Tap partnership with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, which promotes the use of locally grown ingredients in craft beer.
“Tri-Star Blonde captures the essence of Farm to Tap and the Guild,” said Sharon Cheek, Guild executive director. “From using Tennessee-sourced ingredients, to bringing brewers together from across the state, this ale spotlights our highly collaborative industry.”
Tri-Star Blonde also has the distinction of being brewed by an all-women team of brewers, this beer’s ingredients were donated entirely by industry partners including Hopsteiner, Prairie Malt, Country Malt and Riverbend Malt.
Graphics and digital can printing were provided by DigiCan. More than 12,000 cans of the Tri-Star Blonde will be provided to CBC attendees at the conference in May.