Since 2010, we are a team of Nashville residents, led by our chair, Bill LaFollette, with a dream of bringing to our Donelson community an event that will enable avid beer and wine aficionados to enjoy sampling craft, seasonal and micro beers, and a variety of wines in the beautiful grounds of Two Rivers Mansion in our community.
One of the earliest and best preserved of the early Italianate houses in Middle Tennessee and part of an 1100-acre plantation located on fertile, rolling land between the Stones and Cumberland Rivers. Two Rivers Mansion was purchased by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in 1966, the fourteen-acre tract, which includes the mansion is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Overall since the beginning of the Festival (originally Tennessee Beer Festival in 2010, and evolving to Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival in 2015) we have given over $450,000 to charities in the Donelson Hermitage area. The charities that received donations were Two Rivers Mansion, Exchange Family Center, Fifty Forward Donelson Center, Gateway Project of Donelson, Buchanan Log Home, Leadership Donelson Hermitage, Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce, Holy Rosary Academy and Bambini Montessori.
Respective photos immediately above show 2018 checks being presented to left to right: Holy Rosary Academy, Donelson Gateway. Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce.
The Black Abbey Brewing Company – The Black Abbey Brewing Company was founded in 2013 in Nashville Tennessee. We take an artisanal approach to beer, crafting unique and approachable ales from the highest quality ingredients. From our belgian-influenced blonde and abbey ale to our coffee-infused porter and american style pale ale we focus on beers that are delicious, quaffable and refreshing. We hope that you enjoy getting to know our brotherhood of beers and look forward to sharing our brewing vision with you over a pint!
Czann’s Brewing Company – Czann’s Brewing Company has a catalog of several ale recipes that are available year round and seasonally. The Brew Masters overall approach to designing each beer is to strike a balance between solid malt flavor and hop bitterness. Base and most of the specialty malts are supplied by Franco-Belges, one of the largest malteries in Europe. Rather than just adding bitterness, German and American hop varieties are selected to add to the overall flavor of each beer. And finally a clean yeast strain allows the flavor contribution from each ingredient to stand out in every glass. Czann’s is an old family name. Pronounced “zons” the name draws on my German and French ancestry.