Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30 pm Battlefield Bee Honey Beer @ Crafty Bastard Downtown (6 Emory Place, 37917)
It's that time of year that feels like the 4th of July and Christmas simultaneously. Life is moving fast, but let's grab a drink to celebrate the close of Tennessee summer and beginning of fall (Tennessee second summer).
If you joined us at our Backyard Beekeeping talk in June, you might remember that we harvested honey from the Battlefield Farm bees. Since then, Crafty Bastard owner/brewer (and familiar Green Drinker) Aaron McClain has been hard at work brewing the honey into a delicious beer for us to try. This braggot-style beer (lovingly called Show Me the Honey 3.0) provides unique notes of floral mango and a late whirlpool hop addition enhances the fruitiness - all while maintaining a crisp, dry finish.
So come test out the Battlefield Bee's honey beer, learn how Aaron made it, and revel in the cooler months of fall ahead. See you there!
Owner Aaron McClain began homebrewing over a decade ago and aspires for all his beers to be surprising, unexpected, locally sourced, and really damn good.
After years of traveling, Aaron - a high school math teacher turned brewer - wanted to create not just a brewery, but a community space in his own neighborhood that supported local art, music, and provided a space for friends to gather.
Crafty Bastard creates both traditional and mischievous beers, carefully crafted with locally sourced ingredients, mad science, and a middle finger to the mundane. Their original location and production brewery is located in that magical area between Downtown Knoxville and the Fourth & Gill neighborhood.