California craft brewery Tailgate Beer announced yesterday that they are planning to move to a 7.3 acre property on Charlotte Avenue. According to the announcement on their website, Tailgate will be turning a former Moose Lodge into not only a brewery, but also “a craft beer hall, picnic, tailgate, and event space as soon as possible. We’re converting what once was baseball diamond into an acoustic-music-only, outdoor concert venue. We’ll be gardening hops and working with local artists on murals in and around the property.” states the announcement.
Tailgate moves to Nashville from San Diego, where it was founded in 2007 by Wesley Keegan while he was still in college. The brewery boasts two beers – Blacktop Blonde and Session IPA – as year-round releases, and a rotation of seasonal beers as well. Tailgate cans the Blonde and the IPA, and release the seasonals in keg only: perhaps we’ll be seeing these on tap around town before long. Upcoming releases according to their website include: an Imperial IPA, an Imperial Pumpkin Ale, an Imperial Breakfast Stout (Imperial Stout for breakfast? These guys have their priorities straight!), a Belgian Quad, and the ubiquitous Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.
Tailgate plans to hire a new, local brewmaster and to open the picnic grounds at the new site by August.
Welcome to town! ~ phirx