Fresh off the silver medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival, Blackberry is only looking forward. Paying respect to the past while pushing the boundaries into the future. Up to now, a beautiful Belgian inspired saison has been king at Blackberry, with variations available for each season. The Summer variant being the recent GABF winner. Inspired by Belgium but ultimately inspired by the brewery's home in the mountains of Tennessee.
To call the farm beautiful is an understatement. One look at the green fields tucked in below wooded mountain sides and you're taken away to another time. A simpler time. Only, at Blackberry, the farmhouses are home to James Beard award winning restaurants, and now a brewery that produces beers rooted in that simplicity and beauty that make Blackberry such a wonderful place. Daniel became the head brewer at Blackberry after spending time brewing in Utah and Michigan and brought a wealth of knowledge with him to Tennessee to brew Belgian inspired beers in a brewery custom made to mimic the Belgian breweries the team at Blackberry admires.
Beer is an experience. Your surroundings often times influencing your impression of the liquid in the glass. At Blackberry, the surroundings are a great start to that initial impression. Fortunately, the beers follow through from start to finish. Beautiful in the glass - complex yet approachable on your palate - wonderful with food. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.