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Fall is the perfect time to try a local brew. See what’s on tap with our guide to some of Nashville’s best local breweries and distilleries.

1. TailGate Brewery

TailGate Brewery now operates three outposts around town, including its massive 26,000-square-foot headquarters located on Charlotte Avenue. The other two locations, Midtown and East Nashville, are smaller but feature the same small-batch ciders and craft brews, along with house-made pizzas, sandwiches and salads. Canine programming note: the main location includes a pet-friendly patio so feel free to bring your dog.

When you can tour: Tours are available at the Charlotte Pike location on Saturdays and Sundays. The 45-minute tours begin at 12:30 p.m. and run every hour with the last tour leaving at 4:30 p.m. Tours are $5 per person and include a guided tasting. Closed toe shoes are required.

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7300 Charlotte Pike


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2. Corsair Distillery

Though its origin stems back to Bowling Green, Kentucky, Corsair moved the majority of its operations to Nashville in 2010. Unlike other distilleries that just stick to spirits, founders Darek Bell and Andrew Webber added craft beer to its operations in recent years. And you’ll soon see a lot more of Corsair, as it embarks on a 117,000-square-foot production facility on Centennial Boulevard.

When you can tour: Both locations offer daily 30-minute facility tours followed by a guide-selected tasting of five spirits (at the brewstillery it’s four spirits and a beer). Public tours are $10.

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Headquarters: 601 Merritt Ave.; Brewstillery: 1200 Clinton St. Suite 10


3. Nelson's Greenbrier Distillery

Once one of the largest producers of whiskey in the U.S. prior to prohibition, brothers Andy and Charlie Nelson resurrected the family-owned business in 2014 with an outpost at Marathon Village. The distillery is once again producing small-batch Tennessee whiskies that established the brand in the 19th Century.

When you can tour: Tour and whiskey samples are available six days a week, with $11 tours every half hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

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1414 Clinton St.


4. Little Harpeth Brewing

Little Harpeth Brewing specializes in German lagers, paying tribute to beers of pre-prohibition Tennessee. Along with its brewing operations, Little Harpeth is known for its 600-capacity music venue with live music Thursday through Sunday.

When you can tour: Little Harpeth Brewing offers $10 guided tours through the brewery and taproom and includes a beer tasting and a free Little Harpeth beer-can glass. Tours are offered at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

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30 Oldham St.


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5. Black Abbey Brewing Company

Black Abbey Brewing has been a local favorite since it began serving Belgian-style beers in 2011. The 11,000-square-foot facility, along with its taproom called the Fellowship Hall, is designed to remind you of a chapter house at a monastery. And if you like spinning vinyl, mobile record store Heart of Vinyl usually pops up every second Saturday with several crates in tow.

When you can tour: They offer tours every Saturday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each guided tour is 30 minutes and includes tales of Black Abbey lore, a souvenir pint glass and one 16 oz beer of your choosing. Tours are $10.

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2952 Sidco Drive



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