Nashville Post: The Food Biz
Garr’s Beer Co. unveils red ale in cans
Franklin-based Garr’s Beer Co. is now offering packaged product in various Middle and East Tennessee retail establishments.
The craft beer company, which has its various beers brewed at the facility of Huntsville, Alabama-based Straight to Ale Brewing Co., is offering its Red Jam red ale in six-packs (pictured) in upwards of 60 retail establishments, according to Garr Schwartz, owner of the brewing company. It will be offered year-round.
Schwartz, who is using Nashville-based Lipman Brothers Inc. for distribution, said he is looking to...
...can upwards of at least five more beers in the near future. He is not disclosing the terms of his arrangements with Straight to Ale and Lipman Brothers.
“One of the best things about canning for people in the Bible Belt is that they don’t have to suffer the ‘walk of shame’ that occurs from clinking bottles being rolled out for trash collection at the curb — after a ‘very modest’ house party,” Schwartz.
Schwartz began offering his beers on tap in Nashville bars in July, with The Filling Station in 12South the first to carry the brews. He is known, in part, for having co-founded SoBro-based Tennessee Brew Works with Christian Spears. Schwartz left TBW in early 2015.
Schwartz said he is planning eventually to hire both full- and part-time employees.
Read more about Garr’s Beer Co. here courtesy of Post sister publication Nashville Scene.
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1/10/2017 02:08:06 pm
My 8 year old said what is "Gary's Beer?" So, I had to tell her another long ND story about a guy back in '88. Happy New Year buddy! I hope all is well with the Schwartz's and Garr's Brew. I see you got cans. Hell. Yeah. I need to order a new GB t-shirt, cuz I'm still getting huge these days. On that note, what about the collared GB shirts with logo on the back? Wish I could take a road trip and head out your way to catch-up. Maybe this fall if my daughter goes to college out that way, holy crap! Take care Garr.
3/4/2017 08:17:45 pm
The craft brew bug hit me about 10 years ago, but lately it has felt a bit less exciting - a bit corporate in many areas. Low and behold I spied a basil--lemon on tap in Pigeon Forge, TN on tap at a beer joint. I was impressed. Two weeks later I find canned Garr's beer in a supermarket in Franklin, TN. ---- Red Jam.
3/4/2017 08:29:20 pm
Thanks Doug! With true sincerity I thank you for your vote of confidence. My basic goal is to brew unique beers that taste great, are good with food, and are highly drinkable. I can brew the perfect IPA, but why chase a trend that everybody else is doing?
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