New High Gravity Product Offerings

As of January 1, 2017, the legal definition of beer changed in Tennessee. Beer is defined defined by its alcohol content, which is also known as gravity. For those who don’t know, gravity is the measure of the density of a substance in comparison to the density of water. So what classifies a beer as high gravity? That’s a great question.

What defines at beer as high gravity varies from state to state. There are two ways to measure alcohol percentage. You can measure beer by its alcohol by weight (ABW) or its alcohol by volume (ABV). Before the laws changed in Tennessee, the ceiling for alcohol content in beer was 5% ABW or 6.25% ABV. Now, beer can be defined as having up to 8% ABW or 10.1% ABV. So what does this mean for you? Again, another great question!

Instead of only being able to buy high gravity beers and beverages at liquor stores, you can now purchase these products at your local grocery and convenience stores as well. Additionally, there are even more delicious products to choose from on top of the brands you already know and love. Cherokee is proud to add these products to its already diverse portfolio of beverages it distributes across the 52 counties it serves across Tennessee.

Cherokee’s expanded product offering includes many new single serve items such as Clubtails Premium Cocktails, Four Loko, Steel Reserve Alloy Series and Redds Wicked as well as craft beer like Ballast Point Sculpin, Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin and Dogfish Head 90 Minute. Be sure to pick up one of these new high gravity products and try the many others listed below.

Craft Packages

  • Ballast Point Sextant
  • Chimay Blue & Red
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood
  • Highland IPA
  • Lagunitas Maximus
  • Sam Adams Rebel Rouser & IPA
  • Sierra Nevada 4Way IPA, Sidecar, Torpedo, Tropical Torpedo
  • Stone Delicious IPA, Go 2 IPA, Ruin IPA
  • Yee-Haw Big Hoppa & Velvet Charmer


Single Serve

  • Four Loko
  • Icehouse Edge
  • Johnny Bootlegger
  • Mike’s Harder
  • Olde English HG800
  • Redd’s Wicked
  • Smirnoff Spiked
  • Sparks
  • Steel Reserve Alloy Series