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.” Since then, we’ve been working to deliver unique, high-quality craft beer to southern middle Tennessee via beer festivals and beer-centric events. We officially opened the doors to our brewery and taproom on September 7, 2019, in Columbia’s Arts District.
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.