Knoxville's beer week in full swing

Knoxville's beer week in full swing

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Knoxville's craft beer week is giving people in the community a chance to try out different craft beers. The week long celebration offers discounts, tastings, and other specials. Knoxville's craft beer week is giving people in the community a chance to try out different craft beers. The week long celebration offers discounts, tastings, and other specials.
"I love beer because I'm a canadian. All canadians like beer," said Maggie Greff of Knoxville. "I love beer because I'm a canadian. All canadians like beer," said Maggie Greff of Knoxville.
By CAMERON TAYLOR
6 News Reporter


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knoxville's craft beer week is giving people in the community a chance to try out different craft beers. The week long celebration offers discounts, tastings, and other specials. 

6 News spoke with craft beer enthusiasts who are having a good time this week trying out some new brews. 

"I love beer because I'm a canadian. All canadians like beer," said Maggie Greff of Knoxville. 

Greff now lives in Knoxville and considers herself a dark craft beer drinker. On Tuesday, she enjoyed a brown ale from local brewery Saw Works. 

"The local beers, I think, are very good. I think people should support local beers," said Greff.  

Like many others this week, Greff is participating in Knoxville's beer week. Several restaurants and bars across Knoxville are taking part in the week long event to celebrate craft beer.

That means discounts, giveaways, and beer dinners. It's the first year for some bars like Hops and Hollers in North Knoxville. 

More online: Knox Beer Week Events

"I love the brew week. Whatever brings more people out to appreciate good beer more often is good with me," said Charles Ellis of Hops and Hollers.

Others like Twisted Mike's are veterans to the event, but believe this week brings more attention to breweries in the area. 

"To have a beer that's brewed here in Knoxville, it's huge to us," said Mike Hunt of Twisted Mike's.

East Tennessee craft beer enthusiasts agree this week is about expanding their palettes and for Greff, it's another opportunity to enjoy her favorite brew. 

"It means I can choose the beer that I like the best, right here," said Greff. 

Other businesses are getting into the craft beer fun this week as well. Downtown's "Nothing Too Fancy" is selling special t-shirts throughout the week and on Saturday's "brewfest" at the Southern Railway terminal.

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