Eight American Craft Breweries Collaborate On Exclusive Beers For This Year’s Craft Brewers Conference

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Collaboration Nation brews will pour throughout Nashville the week of CBC.

In honor of the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) being hosted in Nashville, TN by the Brewers Association, Nashville-based craft brewery Fat Bottom Brewing is partnering with industry-leading breweries and suppliers to host Collaboration Nation, a collective brewing effort that will feature limited-edition beers from each participating brewery, created specifically for the CBC-focused Collaboration Nation project.

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This annual exclusive release project intends to continue the industry spirit of camaraderie and collaboration by using beer as a medium for impacting positive change in our communities. Each specialty brew will be crafted by the participating breweries and Fat Bottom’s brewing team with the tools and resources provided by the participating suppliers. The beers will be served at Fat Bottom’s taproom and key accounts across Nashville throughout the conference, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to a charity of each brewery’s choice.

“I fell in love with the craft beer industry for a few specific reasons: the fact that you never know everything about your craft, the abundance of benevolence and damn good beer,” said Drew Yeager, Brewmaster at Fat Bottom Brewing. “Only with the help of all the amazing people involved are we able to celebrate all of those aspects in one project.”

Keeping true to the essence of collaboration that inspired this unique partnership, Fat Bottom Brewing will be hosting multiple “Brewers Days” leading up to the conference, where participating brew masters and suppliers will meet at the Fat Bottom brewery to discuss and create their unique brews. These Brewers Days will facilitate new industry friendships and continue to strengthen the culture of sharing knowledge, ideas and quality throughout the industry.

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Participating Breweries

  • Arts District Brewing Co. – Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Brewery Vivant – Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Dark Sky Brewing – Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • Foothills Brewing Co.- Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Goodwood Brewing Co. – Louisville, Ky.
  • Gun Hill Brewing Co. – Bronx, N.Y.
  • Monday Night Brewing – Atlanta, Ga.

The conference-long initiative will be kicked off with a May 1 st release party at The Cambria, a hotel and restaurant inspired by the style, sound and Southern hospitality of Tennessee, located just steps from the Nashville Convention Center. This event will be open to both badgeholders and the public, and representatives from each brewery will be on site to discuss the process.

About Fat Bottom Brewing

Since its opening in 2012, Nashville-based Fat Bottom Brewing set out to make beers that are bigger and more flavorful than what one can find his or her local bar. Its mission was to provide brews with a universal appeal, based on a wide variety of styles from around the world. In the beginning of 2017, Fat Bottom moved to a new, state-of- the-art, 33,000 square-foot facility that allowed it to create at a higher capacity than ever before, bringing the market even more beer full of flavor and personality, without skimping on consistency and quality.


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