Brewery and taproom projected to open Spring 2024

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. – (September 13, 2022) – Tennessee Brew Works is pleased to announce the expansion of their brand with a new Tennessee location, Lenoir City Barrel House, boasting a second manufacturing facility and a community focused, family friendly taproom.

Tennessee Brew Works’ Lenoir City Barrel House is projected to open spring 2024. Situated 30 minutes outside Knoxville, the city is informally known as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. The future home of Tennessee Brew Works is a 21,000 square foot, former fire station located at 200 East Depot Street in the center of Lenoir City.

Lenoir City Barrel House’s primary focus will be brewing and sharing old world and contemporary mixed fermentation beer styles, fermented in a range of wood tanks, stainless steel vessels, and oak barrels. In addition, the brewery will showcase experimental, historical, and small batch specialty beers, to include ales and lagers, as a significant part of annual production.

Head Brewer Matt Simpson brings decades of professional brewing experience to lead construction of the esoteric brewery. “I have wanted to build a brewery like the Lenoir City Barrel House for over 20 years,” said Simpson. “Imagination is not in short supply at Tennessee Brew Works; it is exciting to finally showcase our knowledge of wild and sour beers. We will extend the limits of modern brewing while paying homage to old world beer styles and techniques.”

Lenoir City Barrel House will be community focused, notably utilizing the built-in courtyard for indoor and outdoor family enjoyment. It will feature similarities to the Nashville location, focusing on beer-centric food with cuisine inspired by, and often utilizing Tennessee Brew Works craft beer in recipes. With an expanded kitchen, the Barrel House taproom will also provide an even greater array of food offerings, a commissary kitchen for catering services and more menu possibilities to coincide with a large private event space.

“We are excited to bring a unique and family friendly experience to Lenoir City,” said Alex Leibow, Tennessee Brew Works executive chef. “Staying true to our mission, we are focusing on sourcing local ingredients, creating a strong working relationship with the community, and ultimately delivering the best of Tennessee and craft beer in our culinary creations.”

The Lenoir City Barrel House will also serve as a live music venue, presenting musical performances from the area and beyond.

Tennessee Brew Works is an independently owned and operated craft brewery that opened in 2013.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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