The skinny on New Year beer resolutions

Posted on January 6, 2012 by Mary Ellen Brewington Many of us dedicate the month of January as a time to rewind holiday indulgences. We resolve to exercise more and consume less – especially of the sugar plum sweets variety. With a commitment to make several small changes during the long, cold months of winter, we’ll be jazzed up like … Read More

Home for the holidays

Posted on November 11, 2011 by Mary Ellen Brewington Thanksgiving is the official kickoff of the holiday season. The five weeks between November 24 and January 1 will be full of fireside celebrations and spontaneous, friendly neighbor drop-ins. There’s an opportunity for a party at any moment. Cherokee Distributing wants you to be the perfectly prepared host with libations and … Read More

Cheers to the ladies!

Posted on August 26, 2011 by Mary Ellen Brewington Today is Women’s Equality Day, set to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote as well as call attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. As a woman working in the beverage industry, I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years including more … Read More

A toast to good ole Dad

Posted on June 14, 2011 by Mary Ellen Brewington The third Sunday in June is the perfect day to hang out with Dad, and there’s no better way to spend a sweltering East Tennessee afternoon than by cracking open a cold beer. This Father’s Day, celebrate your patriarch while sippin’ on a seasonal summer brew or with a cooler packed … Read More

A tasty tour of Sierra Nevada Brewery

Posted on May 31, 2011 by Mary Ellen Brewington Sierra Nevada Brewery is the Walt Disney World for brew junkies. Several weeks ago On Tap encouraged readers to take a “brew-cation.” A few of us from Cherokee Distributing Company took the idea across the country to visit our friends in Chico, California. As we pulled into the parking lot covered … Read More

Take a summer brew-cation

Posted on May 17, 2011 by Mary Ellen Brewington As temperatures warm, we’re starting to think about sunny weekend getaways and fun summer road trips. But, sometimes it’s hard to figure out a fresh vacation plan that won’t break the bank or be a bore. Did you know there are many breweries around our region that are less than a … Read More

Refreshing beverages come in recyclable containers

Posted on April 21, 2011 by Mary Ellen Brewington We love to share our favorite beverages with you here at On Tap. We hope that we’ve inspired you to try a new beer or serve a festive beverage at your last social gathering. But, on Earth Day, we’re wondering: Once the drinks have been drunk, what are you doing with … Read More

East Tennessee-brewed beer taps into Knoxville

Posted on February 2, 2011 by Mary Ellen Brewington Cherokee Distributing is thrilled to announce that we’ve brought beers by Depot Street Brewing of historic Jonesborough, Tenn., to the greater Knoxville area. Depot Street Brewing, established in 2004, is a craft brewery located in Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town, about eight miles southwest of Johnson City.

Beer Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 15, 2010 by Mary Ellen Brewington Counting down the days to Christmas can be filled with excited anticipation or dread, depending on how far along you are in your holiday shopping spree. Many of us struggle with what to give those we love, especially those who seem to have it all. Give the beer lover on your … Read More