Free beer samples at Horton Park Saturday

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tennessee State Parks invites the public to a launch party for the new Tennessee Brew Works’ State Parks Blonde Ale on September 16, 2017, at Henry Horton State Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendees 21 and older will have the chance to sample the beer during the Step Back in Time Festival. Samples are free, and bottles of the craft ale will be available in the park restaurant and bar. The annual event features music, craft and food vendors, storytellers, and reenactors.

The launch party is one of several statewide celebrations to raise awareness of the partnership between Tennessee Brew Works and the Tennessee State Park Conservancy, a newly formed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

“Our goal is to spread the word about this great partnership, and great beer, to communities across the state,” said Brock Hill, Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. “Tennessee Brew Works and Tennessee State Parks have combined our mutual appreciation for local craft brew, spectacular landscapes and the great stories of our state. A portion of the sales of the State Park Blonde Ale will go to the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy, our non-profit partner, and will help preserve and protect our state’s natural and cultural assets.”

Tennessee Brew Work’s State Park Blonde Ale is light, crisp American blonde session ale with subtle floral notes, created with high quality grains and hops. In addition to the launch parties, the beer is available in select retailers in Tennessee.

The Tennessee State Parks Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit partner of the Tennessee State Parks system. The organization is dedicated to making Tennessee State Parks better by raising funds from corporations, foundations and individuals for educational programs, health initiatives and special park projects.

Tennessee Brew Works is a startup company that began over a home-brew session. The craft brewery ultimately celebrated their first professional brew in August 2013. Tennessee Brew Works is 100 percent owned and operated by people in Tennessee. They are guided by their motto: “We work hard to create high quality craft beer that makes Tennessee proud. Our culture places importance on family, friends, and community, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.”

Henry Horton State Park is located in Chapel Hill, Tennessee.