Tennessee Beer

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Today in 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

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State_Tennessee

Tennessee Breweries

Tennessee Brewery Guides

Guild: Tennessee Brewers Guild (TBG)

State Agency: Tennessee Department of Revenue

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  • Capital: Nashville
  • Largest Cities: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville
  • Population: 5,689,283; 16th
  • Area: 42146 sq.mi., 36th
  • Nickname: Volunteer State
  • Statehood: 16th, June 1, 1796

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  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 19
  • Rank: 29th
  • Beer Production: 4,114,564
  • Production Rank: 19th
  • Beer Per Capita: 20.5 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 38.8%
  • Cans: 55%
  • Kegs: 5.7%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.14
  • Per Case: $0.31
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $4.29
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $4.29
  • 17% wholesale tax for use of the counties and municipalities

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $15,107,865
  • Direct Impact: $1,069,412,196
  • Supplier Impact: $474,906,880
  • Induced Economic Impact: $975,718,114
  • Total Impact: $2,520,037,191

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sun: 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. Hours of alcohol sale can be modified by local jurisdictions if approved by the alcohol control commission.
    Off Premises: 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Mon–Sat
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: Wine is only sold in liquor stores. Sales of liquor are limited to on-premises in restaurants on Sundays. Beer above 5% ABW / 6.3% ABV must be sold in liquor stores. Open container law only applies to drivers, not passengers.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

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