|there's nothing better than drinking local beer & cider outside on a sunny day in Portland|
|t-shirt at the Nashville Visitor Center|
|posted by the entrance to Yazoo Brewery|
|Mt Juliet Beer Co has a great selection of craft beers|
|samples of Fat Bottom beers|
Grand Ole Opry. After some debate, I decided to take them to Hog Heaven, next to Centennial Park. After a brief driving tour of Music Row, I dropped them off and headed south to Franklin to meet up with my dad & step-mom at another new brewery.
|my new friends from Toronto, Andrea & Lori|
Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company. We had all gotten to know the brewmaster, Mike Kraft, when he worked at Cool Springs Brewery and I was anxious to try his latest creations. Once again, I ordered samples of everything they had on tap (three year-round beers plus several seasonals): Another Way to Rye, Aurumglass, Portly Stout, Infidelis Helles Ale, Card A Mom, Down With The Coconut). These were by far the most interesting and flavorful beers I drank the entire week!
|tasters at Turtle Anarchy|
|more beer at Mellow Mushroom|
|music on the square|
|Irish food & beer at McCreary's|
|my step-mom Debbie is greeted by a Shar-Pei at the dog show|
|Andrea took this photo of me (dreaming of going to all of the beer bars on this map) at Jackalope|