Nashville-based craft brewery Tennessee Brew Works and Chicago-based Turner Häus Brewery have partnered to celebrate Black History Month and the craft brewing community with the release of their collaboration beer, Gazelle Hazy IPA. The Double India Pale Ale, now available at Tennessee Brew Works, honors Olympic legend, Tennessee native and Tennessee State University graduate, Wilma “The Gazelle” Rudolph.
Gazelle Hazy IPA is an 8-percent, ABV Double India Pale Ale that utilizes preeminent hops, including Waimea, Strata, Idaho 7 and Cashmere. The IPA is dominated by citrus and tropical fruit notes. Like all Tennessee Brew Works beers, this label was created by a local artist, Tennessee State University Professor, Sam Dunson. The label depicts Erika Motley, also a track star, and symbolizes the impact Rudolph has made with generations of athletes.
Tennessee Brew Works and Turner Häus Brewery will present a virtual event on Feb. 27, Jazz + Brews. The two breweries will “Celebrate Community Through Craft Beer” with a Virtual Tasting Experience and Panel Discussion examining “Diversity in the Adult Beverage Manufacturing Industry,” moderated by Eric Holt, Professor of Belmont College and co-founder and president of Nashville’s Lovenoise. The event will feature live jazz sets from Marcus Finnie + Friends, in conjunction with the Nashville Jazz Workshop.
Jazz + Brews includes a curated, take home box, complete with a Tennessee Brew Works X Turner Haus Gazelle Hazy IPA 4-pack, a new home baked Slim + Husky’s artisan pizza, a commemorative pint glass, and Urbaanite Nashville City Guide Vol. 1.
The virtual event includes live jazz sets and a fireside chat with Chicago’s Steve Turner and some of Nashville’s spirits business leaders, including Tennessee Brew Works’ President and Founder, Christian Spears, Stacey Thomas of Stacey Wines and Jason Ridgel from Guidance Whiskey.
Jazz + Brews Event Details
Jazz + Brews is a live virtual event on Feb. 27, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can pick up their curated boxes at Tennessee Brew Works on Friday, Feb. 26, from 12 pm – 7pm, or on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tennessee Brew Works is located at 809 Ewing Ave. in Nashville.
Tickets for Jazz + Brews are $40 per person. The online stream (private link) will be sent the day of event.
“Brewing beer is a form of creative art,” says Steve Turner, CEO and co-founder of Turner Häus Brewery. “Collaboration with other artists is a very important part of the creative process, but, moreover, this particular collaboration showcases how diversity in this country can and should be celebrated collectively to create something epic.”
“We are honored to work with Steve and his team on this historic hazy double IPA. This beer was particularly special to us, so we are using some distinguished hops, pulling out all the stops!” said Christian Spears, founder and president of Tennessee Brew Works. “It has been an absolute pleasure working on this project with Turner Häus Brewery. The tagline, “Celebrating Community Through Craft Beer,” truly encapsulates this collaboration, which will be the first of many. Our Jazz + Brews event will be an important conversation for our industry, as well as our customers.”
“I am always proud to see Nashville entrepreneur’s come together to support one of our own. Turner has all the right ingredients for success in his newest venture Turner Haus Brewery…great product, passion to innovate and a plan to grow. The successful launch of the Gazelle Hazy IPA is just a start. I feel it is important, as a fellow black business owner, to pay it forward in all that you do as well as honor those that came before you. Turner does just that with this series,” said Eric Holt, event moderator and managing partner at Lovenoise.