Maryville, Tennessee’s 3rd annual Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival is taking place Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th, 2017. This is an event that beer lovers won’t want to miss! Mark your calendars and make your way to Maryville to enjoy this two-day festival — or plan a week-long trip and explore all that this historic East Tennessee town has to offer.

A Festival That’s More Than Just Drinking

     

Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival isn’t only about tasting all kinds of delicious, local beers (although, we wouldn’t complain if it was only that). This festival features an exploration of how beer is made, as well as the unique processes these breweries use to create their beloved craft beers.  

The Science and Agriculture of Beer

Are you interested in learning about the chemistry of beer? How about the sustainable practices these local breweries implement when it comes to agriculture and production? Well, you’re in luck! This is “A Celebration of Fermentation” after all. From the hops to the barley, wheat, fruits, and more, you’ll get to explore how key ingredients make their way from the ground and into the beer in your glass.   

Don’t Forget About Live Music

     

What better way to enjoy the summer than to kick back with a refreshing beer and some of the best music to roll through town. After you’ve learned more about one of your favorite drinks, sway to the tune of a live band or two. The music lineup has yet to be announced, but anticipate something great.     

The Lineup of Breweries

     

With 22 craft beer breweries in the lineup for 2017, you’re sure to find a new beer you can add to your list of local favorites! Check out the breweries below.  

  • Bluetick Brewery
  • Blackberry Farm Brewery
  • The Casual Pint
  • Balter Beerworks
  • Saw Works Brewing Co.
  • Last Days of Autumn Brewing
  • Wiseacre Brewing Co.
  • Depot Street Brewing
  • Blount County Home Brewers
  • Crafty Bastard Brewery
  • Tennessee Brew Works
  • Balter Beerworks
  • Yee-Haw Brewing Co.
  • Schulz Brau Brewing Co.
  • Fanatic Brewing Co.
  • Calfkiller Brewing Co.
  • Gold Fusion Brewing
  • Hexagon Brewing Co.
  • Mill Creek Brewing Co.
  • The Pretentious Beer Glass Co.
  • Tri-Hop Brewery
  • Wild Heaven Craft Beer

Attending the Main Event

Friday, June 23rd

Friday night kicks off with the Hops in the Hills Craft Brew Crawl & Poker Run from 6-10 p.m. At each brewery on the crawl, you’ll collect a card and build your poker hand for a chance to win great prizes. The night begins at The Casual Pint – Maryville, where you’ll receive your wristband for the evening and the first poker card of your hand. Below are each of the stops for the crawl:

  1. The Casual Pint – Maryville
  2. Barley’s Taproom
  3. Switchback Tavern
  4. The Public House on High
  5. Brackins

You can stay at each stop for as long as you’d like, and a bus will be running throughout the night for your convenience.

Tickets for the Brew Crawl & Poker Run are $15 per person.

Saturday, June 24th

The main events of the Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival are taking place from 5-9 p.m. The festival is located along the streets of downtown Maryville.

Tickets are $50 per person and $60 the same day of the event, so act now for a deal! A ticket to the event on Saturday includes all the beer sampling you can handle, food, and a commemorative t-shirt and glass.

Parking

Free parking is provided for all of the Summer on Broadway festivities.

  • Sam Houston Lot – Off Church Street, between Maryville Housing and Click Funeral Home
  • Public Parking Garage – Off Harper Ave
  • Public Parking Surface – Off Harper Ave
  • Maryville First Baptist Church – Off Lamar Alexander Parkway
  • Municipal Parking Garage – Off Church Street, across from Ruby Tuesday
  • Daily Times Parking Surface – Off McCammon Ave
  • Maryville Municipal Building – Off Broadway Ave

Look for the Summer on Broadway parking signs.

Hops in the Hills Brew Week

If you’ve decided to make a week out of your Maryville visit, you’ll want to know about the Hops in the Hills Brew Week, which precedes the main event. Monday through Thursday before the festival, local breweries in Maryville will be celebrating with prizes, games, and live music.

Monday: The Casual Pint- Maryville

Tuesday: Barley’s TapRoom

Wednesday: Public House on High Street

Thursday: Brackins Blues Club

We’re Closing Out Summer on Broadway
Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival is happy to be the closing event of Maryville’s Summer on Broadway, happening throughout the day on June 23rd and 24th. Summer on Broadway events include the Maryville Farmers’ Market, Big BBQ Bash, the Napa Know How AutoFest, the City of Alcoa’s FreedomFest, and an event from Smoky Mountain DockDogs. Be sure to check out these awesome gatherings before coming over to the Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday. It’s the best way to end another successful Summer on Broadway in the historic Maryville, TN.      

To learn more about Blount county and what they have to offer, visit their official website Blount Partnership or view their Facebook page.