Nashville, Tennessee – Tennessee Brew Works is celebrating the “King of the Forest,” the American chestnut, with the release of their seasonal beer, King Chestnut, an American brown ale brewed with real American chestnuts, available this Friday, October 28, 2022.
KING CHESTNUT STYLE: American Brown, ABV: 5.60%, IBU: 28
DESCRIPTION: A silky smooth brown ale rich in toasted nut flavors and real American chestnut flavors. It pairs beautifully with braised or smoked meats, large pots of chilli and generous slices of pumpkin pie.
In the early 1900’s approximately 98% of America’s chestnut trees were destroyed by a devastating plague. Previously, the American chestnut was considered the king of the forest as it was the dominant tree in the Tennessee forest. In the oak family, the wood looks like oak but was soft and worked like pine. It was rot resistant and was used to build cottages, barns, and fences. As the mountains became settled, the tree became important for railroad ties, power poles, and furniture. When felled, the tree replaced itself with dozens of shoots, some of which became trees again. Perhaps its most important role was producing food for wildlife and humans, as it dropped tons of sweet, edible nuts each fall.
Arborists and plant pathologists have been working to bring the chestnut back to the Appalachia region for over 100 years. Research groups including foundations, universities and government agencies have worked together to create unique opportunities for the tree’s return to its rightful place in the forest. In the fight against chestnut blight, the American Chestnut Foundation has developed chestnuts that are ready to be tested in the forest.
Join Tennessee Brew Works to support the goals of the American Chestnut Foundation by providing research funding to fight chestnut blight. A tasting of King Chestnut Ale will remind you to help bring back the king of the forest.
This beer will be available on Friday, October 28th in keg and 12 ounce can 6-packs and cases at the Tennessee Brew Works Taproom, 809 Ewing Ave, Nashville and throughout the Nashville, Clarksville, Chattanooga, Cookeville and metropolitan area Knoxville will be available areas after that.
ABOUT TENNESSEE BREW WORKS
Tennessee Brew Works is an independently owned craft brewery that opened in 2013 with the goal of creating quality craft beers that pay homage to the land, traditions and culture of Tennessee.
Tennessee Brew Works proudly introduced Tennessee’s first whole grain beers in 2018 with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Our All-Tennessee Grain State Park Blonde Ale is the official beer of Tennessee State Parks and benefits the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy for the preservation of the state’s 57 state parks.
We brew beers with integrity, using only high-quality natural ingredients and sourcing them from local farms whenever possible. We cater to those who appreciate the difference. Tennessee Brew Works is owned and operated by people in Tennessee. Our motto: “We work hard to create high-quality craft beer that Tennessee is proud of. Our culture values family, friends and community and we hope you will be a part of it.”
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