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THE NFL DRAFT (BEER) GUIDE

GETTING A TASTE OF DRAFT HOSTNASHVILLE'S CRAFT BREWERY SCENE

JACKALOPE BREWING CO.

BEAR WALKER

MAPLE BROWN ALE

This caramel-colored brew is infused with maple syrup, a nod to the brewmaster's Vermont roots that shines through. Strong hops balance out the sweetness.

NEW HEIGHTS BREWING CO.

NAVEL GAZER

STOUT—IMPERIAL/DOUBLE

With a 9.25% ABV and 85 IBU, this dark imperial stout—with a toasty aroma and dark chocolate notes—isn't so much a beer to crush but rather one to savor.

NASHVILLE BREWING CO.

ORIGINAL LAGER

BAVARIAN HELLES

This traditional lager, made with German grains and hops, is bright and approachable, an easy drinker for a summer day listening to some country.

BEARDED IRIS BREWING

EVER CLEVER

DOUBLE DRY-HOPPED IPA

The fresh, floral aromas come bursting through in this slightly citrusy double IPA. But don't be fooled: This creamy, drinkable beer packs a serious punch (8.5% ABV).

FAT BOTTOM BREWING CO.

WALLFLOWER

SPRING SAISON

This fruit-forward seasonal beer, offered from March to May, pours pink-orange and carries notes of pear, giving it a refreshing sweetness that covers a 6.4% ABV.

EAST NASHVILLE BEER WORKS

BRUT WILLIS

BRUT IPA

This crisp and dry IPA is aptly named: It pours like champagne and delivers a crowd-pleaser. Muted flavors and a clean finish means it goes down easy, an ideal ballpark drink.

NO JOKE

In addition to some of Nashville's most sublime food, Rolf and Daughters serves some of the city's finest—and funniest-named—cocktails. The theme of the current drink menu, explains bar manager Shane O'Brien, is "What a Person Says When He or She Wins the Lottery." Drinks include "How Are We Related?" and "Let's Move to Barbados." Our favorite, though, is "Is This a Joke?" If beer isn't your thing, try this incredibly well-balanced concoction.

INGREDIENTS

1 oz Chattanooga 1816 Reserve Whiskey

.75 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Banane

.5 oz Cruz Conde sweet vermouth

.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

.5 oz cinnamon syrup

DIRECTIONS

Shake for 15 seconds and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with shaved nutmeg.