Bad Idea Brewing began in 2015 as a conversation between friends over the dinner table about opening a brewery and we knew we had a name when one of our wives said “This is a bad idea.” Since then, we’ve been working to deliver unique, high-quality craft beer to southern middle Tennessee – something we hope to continue to do as we build our brewery and taproom in Columbia, TN. Until the first quarter of 2019, keep an eye on our calendar of events, keep up with us on social media, and let us know what your next Bad Idea is.
New England style IPAs are the cat’s pajamas right now, with their hazy orange appearance, big hop aromas, and citrus-fruit flavors. It won’t be long until intrepid hop-hunters are just as hated in New England as the seasonal leaf-tourists. So go ahead let your taste buds take a trip to the north east and do some sight-seeing; it’s a bad idea.
Adjunct Appointment 101: Professor Nib Bean, BBA
Adjunct stouts are like adjunct professors – they aren’t around long but they usually make an impact. The first in this series of stout-by-appointment beers is Professor Nib Bea, BBA, an imperial stout aged over cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, and Four Roses bourbon barrel staves. Make sure you don’t skip this professor’s class – its a Bad Idea!
One Of Us A Berry; The Other A Liar
The second in our series of Milkshake style IPAs, this beer explores deep seeded issues. Why have we been lied to our entire lives? Why have we been calling the strawberry, an aggregate fruit, a berry for years and years? Regardless of whether or not it’s an imposter, it pairs well with kiwi, lactose, vanilla bean, and generous hoppings of mosaic, jaryllo, and galaxy. So go ahead and try and pass yourself off as something you’re not – it’s a Bad Idea.
Comfort Me Down South
A well balanced Amber Ale mellowed with untoasted white oak chips and Southern Comfort. So go ahead – relax with a malty, familiar tasting brew. Not finding comfort below the Mason Dixon – it’s a bad idea.
Unlike the fictitious ‘pharm parties’ your DARE Officer told you went on in college, this Pils Party is the real deal. Our Pilsner adheres to a simple malt bill and keeps in the tradition of noble hopping, with a few minor adjustments. So go and grab a handful of Pils Party – actually, don’t. It’s a liquid. That actually is a Bad Idea.
Fleeting Summer Dreams
The transition between Summer and Fall can sometimes be blurred in Tennessee. Regardless of how seasonally confused we become, we ready ourselves for colder days while thinking about our seemingly endless summer. This 100% Pilsen malt saison is brewed with dandelion leaves, singularly hopped with cascade, and finished with honey from Moss, TN. So go ahead and drink in these flavors before Fall. Not enjoying the waning days of Summer – it’s a Bad Idea.
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. Zac home brewed for over a decade and thousands of gallons later, he is continuing to explore new ingredients and fresh takes on familiar beer styles.
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.
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