Thanks to Lauren Miller of Moxley Carmichael for writing this guest post. –Mary Ellen Brewington.
Fat Bottom Brewing: The name is playful, bold, maybe a little irreverent. It gets a Queen lyric stuck in my head (Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin’ world go round … ), and that’s fine by me.
It also epitomizes in many ways what I have come to love about the culture of the craft beer movement – be different and celebrate what you are as an independent, creative business; have fun; and take risks.
This fall when my husband, John, and I were headed to Nashville to attend a wedding, we were looking for a Friday night activity. We both enjoy a good beer, and we had learned about Fat Bottom Brewing when Cherokee Distributing Company brought the brews here to East Tennessee.
We’ve found that visiting a craft brewery is a great way to experience something local in a new city. Nashville, for us, wasn’t completely new, but that’s what made the relatively young brewery even more appealing. After visiting many of our state capital’s famous landmarks and tourist sites in the past, we were excited to venture off the beaten path.
Fat Bottom did not disappoint: friendly staff; a cool, comfortable vibe – thanks in great part to the brewery’s distinctively cheeky (no pun intended) branding; and most importantly, great beer on tap. Fat Bottom does craft beers right, with a selection of brews featuring flavor profiles that are distinctive from your average sixer from the beer cooler – they promised us a few unique twists – but still had us finishing each glass with an exhale of “Ah!”
They delivered on Fat Bottom’s promise of “bolder, sexier beer.”
If you have the opportunity to visit East Nashville, we recommend you stop and grab a pint (or two or three) at Fat Bottom’s taproom. In the meantime, here’s a glimpse into our experience at this great brewery. And look for Fat Bottom products around Knoxville. You can enjoy the best part – the beer – without leaving town.