How a new wave of craft breweries is fueling Nashville’s craft beer craze

A good gauge for those tap handles in Nashville is Austin Ray’s M.L. Rose Pubs, where both locations have shifted to exclusively serving craft beer on draft. “The number of local taps has grown exponentially in the last three years,” Ray says. “I think we had two or three Yazoo selections [when we opened]. And now, we regularly represent eight to 12 beers from six or more local breweries at any given time.”

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