Building off the success of some of the country’s best beer festivals, the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week takes place April 1st to April 9th, 2016. (#TriBeer). Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week is an nine-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting the region’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening throughout the week. With the Tri-Cities doubling the number of breweries in a little over a year, this is one of the fastest growing craft beer regions of the country.
Tri-Cities boasts 10 local breweries & cideries; and averages more breweries per capita than 75% of the US cities. Depot Street Brewing Company, Gypsy Circus Cider Company, Holston River Brewing Company, Johnson City Brewing Company, JRH Brewing Company, Sleepy Owl Brewing Company, Studio Brew, Triple B Brewing Company, and Yee Haw Brewing Company along with more planning to open in 2016.
Tri-Cities has gained a craft beer reputation with an array of craft beer festivals, along with having two of the festivals being named ‘Top 5 Beer Festival in the US’ and ‘Best 7 Oktoberfests in the US’. The unique style of east Tennessee breweries and their quickly rising reputation as innovators in the Southeast, makes Tri-Cities the 2nd largest brewery base in the state of Tennessee, and the largest per capita. With the popularity of craft beer on the rise, Tri-Cities is poised to be the capital of craft beer tourism in Tennessee.