Take the stairway to hoppy heaven at Black Abbey craft beer brewery in Nashville, TN



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    There are so many reasons to add Nashville, Tennessee to your USA road trip. Today, we’ll only focus on one of these reasons: craft beer. Black Abbey brewery in Nashville, TN creates (not makes) some amazing brews. Check it out.

    The music and hops are aligned at Black Abbey Brewing. Rock music and Belgian-style and German-inspired beers is the perfect combo for me. They also do some nice barrel-aged versions by letting some brews age in Jameson casks. Unfortunately, we missed out on the barrel-aged versions during our last visit. But hey, there’s plenty of other great brews to taste.

    Tasting flight at Black Abbey Brewing
    Tasting flight at Black Abbey

    Info about Black Abbey Brewing Company in Nashville

    • Name: Black Abbey Brewing Company in Nashville
    • Address: 2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204, United States
    • Closest airport(s): Nashville International Airport (BNA). Get one of the rental car deals at this airport and 13 minutes later you’ll be at Black Abbey brewery. Nashville awaits.
    • Beer menu (in their words): “Created. Not Made. The Black Abbey brews similarly inspired ales in Nashville, Tennessee. These ales are creative, accessible and unique. They rely on 600 years of brewing tradition, starting with styles that Martin Luther himself might have enjoyed.”
    • Accommodation nearby: go for a craft beer tasting at this brewery and enjoy the surrounding area. Check out accommodation deals in Nashville, TN. This city has so much to offer, not just for craft beer fans but also for music fans so definitely stay a few days to take it all in.
    • More info: official website of this craft beer brewery in Nashville
    • More reasons to go there: great music, tasty beers, nice & tasty food options and friendly staff

    First impression of Black Abbey brewery in Nashville

    Black Abbey is a great place to spend a few hours when visiting Nashville, either as part of a city trip or just a road trip stop-over. The atmosphere at this brewery/taproom is cosy, fun and friendly. There is a good selection of beers on tap.

    Tasting the beers at this brewery in Nashville

    Where to start? Which beers to taste first. Our stairway to hoppy heaven in Nashville consisted of the following brews…. This is the tasting flight we created at Black Abbey.

    • Belgian Strong Dark (quadruple)
    • She’s No Lager, She’s My Weisse (wheat beer)
    • Jude (strong bitter)
    • The Special (dubbel)

    The Strong Dark and the She’s My Weisse were definite the favourite ones: scoring 4 out of 5 bottle caps or stars. Make sure to follow me on Untappd for more info about how the beers at Black Abbey were rated. And to keep up to date on our brewery road trip or other craft beer check-ins.

    Craft beer tasting at Black Abbey Brewing
    Craft beer tasting at Black Abbey Brewing

    High score: 8.5 out of 10

    Black Abbey also scored high on my list of favourite craft beer breweries in the USA. It is always great to see Belgium or German-inspired beers on the menu, especially craft beer fans from Europe that haven't tasted these styles in a while. We don’t see a lot of these beer styles in New Zealand. Therefore, I always drop in at breweries that have these styles on the menu. Black Abbey definitely didn’t disappoint.

    In fact, they are on my list to visit again in the (near) future as I would love to taste their barrel-aged creations. Something to look forward to.

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    He is the digital geek that started it all. First as DIY-OE, then as Travel.Geek.NZ. Dutch roots, Kiwi heart. His favourite countries to travel in can be found in Australasia, Europe & USA.

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