We are now allowing on-site consumption in both our beer garden and our taproom. We ask that you continue to practice social distancing and give your neighbors space. We are continuing to offer all of our beers ‘to-go’; see our full menu on Untappd¬† and visit our online store for take-away beer.

About Us

Bad Idea Brewing began in 2015 as a conversation between friends over the dinner table about opening a brewery; we knew we had a name when one of our wives said “This is a bad idea.” From that date on, we’ve been working to deliver unique, high-quality craft beer to southern middle Tennessee.

We officially opened the doors to our brewery and taproom on September 7, 2019, in Columbia’s Arts District as the first on-site brewery in city/county history.

No flagship beers. No investors. No board of directors. No barriers to exploring our creativity. #CraftedInColumbia

Beers & Events

The Team

Zac Fox

Zac Fox

Zachary Fox, MS, Co-Owner & Head Brewer, fell in love with everything craft-beer after drinking Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch in 2006 and he never looked back. A decade+ of brewing, and thousands of gallons later, he is continuing to explore new ingredients and fresh takes on familiar beer styles.

Todd Rode

Todd Rode

Todd Rode, MBA, Co-Owner & CFO, has over 15 years of finance, operations, marketing and sales experience in products and services environments.¬† Todd dipped his toe into craft beer and hasn’t looked back. As our resident beer-savant-in-training, Todd brings a unique point of view that we could not do without.