Sure, you can hit up the dive bars and Honky Tonk Row to grab a beer — or, you can put down the domestic beer and hit up beer havens dedicated to Nashville brews. The best of the local breweries (and beer emporiums) in Nashville:
A local brewer whose brew house is located on Division St. The taproom is open Wednesday through Saturdays and you can often find one of Nashville’s many food trucks in the parking lot serving dinner. Brewery tours are available on Saturdays.
910 Division St.; Nashville, Tenn. 37203
This craft brewery is an active member of the Nashville community, making great beers for the local Nashville bar and restaurant scene. Brews include Rompo, a red rye ale, Thunder Ann, an American pale ale, and Bearwalker, a maple brown. The taproom is open for people to come drink and learn about the brews, on Thursday – Saturday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon - 4 p.m.
701 Eighth Ave. S.; Nashville, Tenn. 37203
Don't let the fact that there's more than 12 locations in six states. (If you mention the word "chain" around them, you may as well get a beer in your face!) This family of brew pubs, including one in Nashville, boasts an abundant selection of more than 200 craft beers with as many as 80 of those brews on tap. That means many as 20 of those taps are dedicated to local breweries, allowing for customers to enjoy and support brewers in their area. Loyal customers, or true beer lovers, also love participating in the Saucer's UFO Club, which allows members (called "Beerknurds" ) to track the beers they've sampled. After tasting 200 different beers — with no repeats — they receive a plate in the Ring of Honor, which hangs on the walls of the Saucer for all to see.
111 10th Ave. South, #310; Nashville, Tenn. 37203