On Friday, June 23rd, the evening before the main events of Hops in the Hills, you won’t want to miss the Hops in the Hills Craft Brew & Poker Run, provided by Knox Brew Tours. If you’re around for the evening, this event will give you an opportunity to visit some of the best bars in Maryville and to try the great craft brews that they serve.

There are five stops on the brew tour which will be taking place from 6-10 p.m.

Stop 1: The Casual Pint- Maryville

The Casual Pint – Maryville, has a selection of 22 craft beers from local Tennessee breweries to those across the nation. If you’re looking to stock up on your favorite brew, they have growlers and bottled craft beers so you can build your own 6-pack.

Stop 2: Barley’s Taproom

Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria offers an extensive list beers — 70 on tap, with selections ranging from big beer to craft brews. They also have a variety of options in bottles. Enjoy your drinks with small bites such as Beer Cheese & Chips, Gravy Fries, or Fried Green Tomatoes — or go for a full-on meal with one of their signature pizzas.

Stop 3: The Switchback Tavern

The Switchback Tavern is a craft beer experience that’s sure to stand out amongst the rest. This is because The Switchback Craft Beer Tavern is located in the sister store of Little River Trading Company, Cycology Bicycles. Where else in Maryville can you grab a beer while perusing an outdoor and bicycle shop? This is perfect for those who love enjoying a beer and the great outdoors!

Stop 4: Public House on High

Public House on High offers 12 different craft beer drafts as well as more options in bottles and cans.

The Tennessee Brewing Companies They Feature Include:

  • Mantra Artisan Ales — Franklin, TN
  • Bearded Iris Brewing — Nashville, TN
  • New Heights Brewing Company — Nashville, TN
  • TailGate Beer — Nashville, TN
  • Calfkiller Brewing Company — Sparta, TN
  • Blackberry Farm Brewery — Walland, TN

They also serve craft beers from North Carolina to California. Stop in and enjoy one of their featured beers in their cozy atmosphere.

Stop 5: Brackins Blues Club

With live blues music three nights a week, Brackins Blues Club provides patrons with plenty to enjoy — not to mention their extensive craft beer and food menus. Brackins is the fifth and final stop on the Hops in the Hills Brew Crawl & Poker Run. End your tour with dancing and maybe even a game of pool!    

Attending the Craft Brew Crawl & Poker Run


Don’t miss the opportunity to make your way to these five happening spots in Downtown Maryville. For just $15 you can be a part of the Hops in the Hills Craft Brew Crawl & Poker Run on Friday, June 23rd from 6-10 p.m.
You will pick up your wristband for the evening at stop one, The Casual Pint – Maryville, as well as your first Poker card, should you choose to play. Collect a card at each location to build your hand for your chance to win prizes! A Knox Brew Tours shuttle will be running throughout the evening for your convenience and safety.

To learn more about Hops in the Hills, visit the official website or Facebook page