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Over 80 percent of the breweries represented at Saturday’s Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza are within 200 miles of Johnson City. Attendees could taste brews from places as large as Ballast Point Brewing Company or as small as Johnson City’s own Little Animals Brewery.
A Saturday St. Patrick’s Day this weekend should make for a busy night at the pubs and breweries in downtown Johnson City offering specials throughout the night.
In Johnson City’s JRH Brewing production facility Thursday morning, local beer makers celebrated the spirit of collaboration and the industry’s women by starting a new brew.
Kegs from a popular Asheville brewery started shipping to the Tri-Cities last month, but local craft beer drinkers and makers are split on whether to toast its arrival.
An economic force has been brewing over the last decade.
Within a matter of weeks, a new downtown Johnson City business will begin serving hundreds of craft beers inside the old Tennessee National Bank.
In the two years since opening in an historic downtown Johnson City railroad depot, Yee-Haw Brewing Co. has grown by hops and bounds.
A new craft beer market opening in a former bank in downtown Johnson City now has a name and an approximate opening date.
It was nearly four years ago when Johnson City Cardinals General Manager Tyler Parsons and Johnson City Brewing’s Eric and Kat Latham sat down inside a tap room and discussed forming a collaborative craft beer.
Over 3.8 million 12-ounce bottles.
“The breadth of beer that’s going to be offered is going to be unlike anything you’ll be able to get at a grocery store or anywhere else,” Jenkins said.
Some of the best brewers in the area are taking advantage of loosened state regulations allowing them to produce beer with higher alcohol content to make a higher-gravity Tripel beer, a first of its kind in the area.
The three-person team will start in Northeast Tennessee’s farthest corner on Jan. 24, heading out on an epic three-week journey to 76 breweries in the state.
Dick Nelson and Chris Cates have been brewing up a business plan for almost a year now to rearrange their downtown Johnson City businesses’ locations.