Matt Leff is a fan of a challenge. After spending time in Portland and Atlanta, he was also a fan of great craft beer. So when he moved to Nashville and discovered there was one large beer festival (and yet such a larger universe of beer out there), he knew his next challenge: the East Nashville Beer Festival. In only his second year, it looks like he’s established a winner. This year’s tickets sold out in under an hour. (Leff intentionally keeps the festival at a scale that will allow everyone to enjoy the day). The beer list looks exciting and the festival has expanded to a week full of activities.
When he approached Flat 12, told us the story of how he developed the festival out of a sincere desire to make something great happen in his neighborhood, we were on board. All the buzz points to an exciting weekend. The brewers will jet (packed tightly in a van or maybe Josh’s Cube) down there on Friday. They’re really looking forward to it. If you’re attending, come by and say ‘hi’ to the guys.
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