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. You can find us these days at 510 N Garden Street, in our new home with Ollie & Finn’s sandwich counter.

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

The Team

Zac Fox

Zac Fox

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

Beers & Events

Private Events

Ever want to have an entire brewery to yourself (and maybe 10-30 of your friends)? Don’t let your dreams just be dreams! Contact us at cheers@badideabrewing.com to find out how you can host your next birthday, rehearsal dinner, graduation party, or other special event at the taproom!