The craft brew craze is as popular as ever in Knoxville. With Father’s Day fast approaching, we decided to put together a list of 5 of our favorite breweries in the area. From family friendly, to unique, and even adventurous; there is something for every Dad. Best part: all of these places will either ship or do takeout and curbside. Enjoy!

Schulz Bräu

Schulz Bräu

126 Bernard Ave

Knoxville, TN 37917

Ph: (800) 245-9764

Schulz Bräu Brewing Company specializes in authentic German lagers and ales and has some seriously delicious food on the menu! They serve beer at their on-site taproom, in their dog-friendly Beirgarten, and also distribute across Knox county and surrounding counties. 

One reviewer described it as, Best micro in ktown hands down! Maybe the whole state. The barrel aged beers are at level that they have no equal. The taste is something that’s so good if you have a bucket list, drinking this beer should be on it.”

The Must Try: Zwiebelkuchen and Maibock

Abridged Beer Company

Abridged Beer Co.

100 Lockett Rd

Knoxville, TN 37919

Ph: (865) 200-8059

This brewpub is built with the intention of sharing their love of beer, food, and time with family and friends. They strive to create a neighborhood hangout that is welcoming of all (it is even kid and dog friendly!) Located in a 1950’s era auto garage, the building provides a timeless industrial backdrop.

They brew all of their beer on site and work on creating a menu that encompasses as much of the craft beer culture as possible. They serve up everything from cutting edge brews to more traditional IPA’s.

The Must Try: Haute Couture Dollypop

Alliance Brewing Company

Alliance Brewing Company

1130 Sevier Ave

Knoxville, TN 37920

Ph: (865) 247-5355

Driven by their passion to brew quality beer, Alliance Brewing Company focuses on giving their patrons the best experience each visit. Community is at the heart of their business and they are dedicated to building and nurturing our community. They have what they call an Active Beer Culture – a commitment to the community that built them.

They are now offering your favorite brews to go! Crowlers make it easy to enjoy Alliance beers as you would in the taproom. Grab one or a three pack!

The Must Try: Cubano Coffee Brown

Crafty Bastard Brewery


Crafty Bastard Brewery

6 Emory Pl

Knoxville, TN 37917

Ph: (865) 333-4760

Now with a second location in Farragut, Crafty Bastard Brewery is a one of a kind experimental brewery. With a constantly rotating menu, you are sure to always find something new, delicious, local and quirky.

 They are an artisanal, small-batch brewery with deep roots in our community. With beers running from very traditional to highly experimental, there is something for every palate!

The Must Try: Blueberry Milkshake IPA

Blackhorse Pub and Brewery

Blackhorse Pub and Brewery

430 S Gay St

Knoxville, TN 37902

Ph: (865) 249-8511

One of the earliest Southeastern craft brew houses in the 90’s, Blackhorse Pub and Brewery has a simple mission: encourage community and connection through sharing delicious meals and handcrafted beers.

 Blackhorse is brewing standouts in every style for beer lovers to enjoy year-round.

 The Must Try: Blackhorse Lager

Want more? The Craft Beer Brewery Finder will help you locate small and independent craft breweries across East Tennessee and beyond. This is a great way to shop small and support our local businesses!