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TailGate Brewery Opens in East Nashville

811 Gallatin Road Nashville TN 37206

The full-service taproom has 24 taps, plus canned beers & growlers to go

The restaurant offers a gourmet pizza menu, along with sandwiches, salads, appetizers & desserts

Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

TailGate Brewery is all ages.

Established 2007; put down roots in Nashville in 2014.

TailGate Beer is a craft brewery in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s the largest brewhouse in the state, with a team passionate about brewing small, experimental batches, and canning award-winning products for distribution in Tennessee.

TailGate was founded in 2007 in San Diego, CA and relocated in 2014 to make Nashville its international headquarters. Since then, the brewery has grown from a 3 barrel system to a 50 barrel system, allowing for the three core can varieties to be joined by small batch, limited release craft beer. Releasing two new experimental and seasonally appropriate beers every week, as well as a specialty release hazy IPA program.. TailGate’s two taprooms boast up to 30 different brewed-on-site beers, and house made cider. Produced and distributed only in Tennessee, the brewery also cans year round releases for distribution across Tennessee in small and large retailers.


All of TailGate’s beers are brewed with a "beer first" philosophy, meaning that no matter how experimental the flavors get, the beer itself shines through. We source our ingredients locally when possible and work with local farmers to make sure nothing goes to waste.

TailGate Brewery has three core beers that are available in six-pack cans year round: Peanut Butter Milk Stout, Naked Statue Golden Ale, and Southeast IPA.

TailGate Brewery staff enjoys the art, science, and fun of creating new recipes. Their brewery antics – they do like to have fun, after all – result in two new beers in the taprooms every week. Styles range from traditional easy drinking ales, monster IPAs, sour beers, barrel aged, and seasonally appropriate beers. Inspiration comes from the staff, customers, and seasonal flavors. At any given time there are 30 different beers, all brewed in house, on draft at the Nashville tasting rooms.

TailGate also releases limited run 16oz cans, with a focus on hazy NE IPAs in 2018.

TailGate Brewery’s beers are available in small and large retailers, restaurants, and craft beer locations in Tennessee. Though in the US it’s a Tennessee-only beer, TailGate Brewery exports a specialty portfolio to the UK.

In 2018, TailGate Brewery launched TailGate Cider Company as a small batch pilot project. It’s currently poured exclusively at TailGate’s taprooms in advance of a core lineup coming to market.


TailGate Brewery has adopted a major craft beer market mindset for its taprooms. It was the first Nashville taproom to open its doors seven days a week, it offers the largest Mug Club membership in the state with exclusive access and discounts, and it offers a complete, scratch-kitchen food menu at both taprooms. TailGate Brewery locations are open to all ages, all the time.

TailGate Beer Headquarters and Brewery 7300 Charlotte Pike Nashville TN 37209

Following a major expansion, the 26,000 square foot facility, which sits on 7.5 acres, includes a 50 bbl brew house and the capability for 60,000 bbls annually.

Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

TailGate Brewery Music Row 1538 Demonbreun Street Nashville TN 37203

Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

TailGate Brewery Music Row opened in December 2016 in the popular Demonbreun Hill area. They serve a rotating roster of their award-winning craft beer on 50 tap handles, plus guest brewery features. The location includes a three-barrel brewing system and is home to TailGate Cider Company.

TailGate Brewery East Nashville 811 Gallatin Road Nashville TN 37206

Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

TailGate Brewery East Nashville is the third active brewery & taproom for the company. They serve TailGate’s award-winning craft beer on 24 tap handles. The East Nashville brewery houses TailGate’s new experimental wild fermentation brewing system.

THE LOOK TailGate Beer is known for its unique, slightly irreverent artwork, which can be seen on murals on the buildings, throughout the interior, on tap handles, and on beer cans and packaging. Founder Wesley Keegan & art director Drew Lord brainstorm images and themes that often capture recognizable Nashville topics in a humorous light. Core staff members often make cameos on the artwork, too.

THE FOOD TailGate Beer developed a gourmet pizza menu to meet customer demand and complement their beers. Available at all locations, the menu includes classics like caprese & meat lovers, plus playful offerings like Sriracha chicken and lasagna pizza. Pizzas come in eight, 12, and 16-inch sizes, and customers may also build custom pies. The menu is rounded out with pasta, soup, sandwiches, appetizers and salads.

THE EVENTS TailGate Beer has a knack for hosting the best events and parties. ‘Paint by Pint’ nights hosted by art director Drew Lord, Friday night movies outside on the lawn or inside the brewery, and TailGate Yoga are among the monthly events offered. Annual events are hugely popular, including fireworks in July, Pumpkin Fest in the fall, Ugly Christmas Sweater party, and the Ball Drop Bash on New Year’s Eve. Both locations are official #Predsapproved watch spots for Nashville Predators hockey games. TailGate Brewery Music Row is an official pub partner of the Nashville Soccer Club.

THE FOUNDER Wesley Keegan is founder and brew master of TailGate Beer, a craft brewery based in Nashville, Tennessee. Wesley built TailGate Beer from an idea to an award winning, international, multi-million dollar business before 30 years old. Wesley coaches and speaks to entrepreneurs and business professionals of the realities of building a business, relocation, the craft beer industry, the tailgate industry, hospitality, digital brand development, and media management.


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