TailGate Taps Murfreesboro for 8th Location

TailGate Brewery, a Nashville-based craft brewery with distribution across Tennessee, is bringing its imaginative craft beer and pizza to Murfreesboro. As the brewery’s eighth taproom, TailGate Brewery Murfreesboro will open this summer.

Independently owned and one of Tennessee’s largest craft breweries, TailGate Brewery’s diverse craft beer lineup includes everything from German Reinheitsgebot-inspired lagers to heavily fruited sours and IPAs. The brewery offers a fresh rotation of styles at its taprooms across Tennessee, and its core lineup of brews are available at retail across the state. 

“Murfreesboro has been the top-requested future location by fans of TailGate Brewery, so we’ve been working on finding the perfect taproom here for years,” said Wesley Keegan, TailGate Brewery’s sole owner and original founder. “To everyone who’s been asking for us: we’ve been working on it! Excited to finally share our plans with craft beer fans in Murfreesboro.”   

TailGate Brewery will renovate its new 5,000 sq. ft. Murfreesboro home at 210 Stones River Mall Blvd, formerly home to Coconut Bay Cafe, into an experience that will be familiar to fans of the brewery: a full food menu featuring its fan-favorite Detroit Style pies, 30 eclectic craft beers on draft, and an outdoor seating area overlooking Stones River. 

“Every TailGate Brewery taproom is unique to the neighborhood it’s in, and we expect this one to evolve to what the community says it should be. We’re excited for this to be a long-term investment in Murfreesboro. But it doesn’t matter what I think, it matters what the people of Murfreesboro enjoy in a craft brewery,” Keegan said. “It’s just up to us to be great stewards to the community.”

The team behind TailGate Brewery and its flagship TailGate Orange recently voted the brewery, which is heavily involved in the community and supports a number of rotating nonprofits every year, a 2023 Top Workplace. As TailGate Brewery expands, it maintains its commitment to its growing team, who enjoy 100% company-sponsored health benefits, industry-best wages, and a host of other benefits. According to Reginald Small, director of taproom operations, TailGate Brewery expects to welcome 30 team members with the opening of the Murfreesboro taproom. 

“You can tell people you appreciate them as much as you want, but we know that businesses can best show that appreciation by paying people great,” said Keegan. “It’s important that our guests know they’re supporting great wages, and a great workplace, with every TailGate beer they enjoy anywhere in Tennessee.”

While construction continues on the Murfreesboro location, fans can experience TailGate at seven other taprooms across Tennessee: Headquarters, Music Row, East Nashville, Germantown, South Nashville, Hendersonville and Chattanooga, as well as many bars, restaurants and retailers across the state. 

“We always say the best place to enjoy a TailGate beer is wherever you find TailGate beer,” Keegan adds. “Whether that’s a taproom, your local bar or restaurant, or package store – wherever you drink your TailGate beer, thank you for supporting us!”

Follow @tailgatebrewery or @tailgatebreweryboro on social media to stay updated on construction news and an opening date.

Photo courtesy TailGate Brewery

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