Tennessee Beer Run to spotlight 76 craft breweries

Calfkiller Brewing in Sparta, Tennessee, is one of the stops on the TN Beer Run.

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Calfkiller Brewing in Sparta, Tennessee, is one of the stops on the TN Beer Run.

Tennessee is rich with craft breweries and Zack Roskop — known affectionately as Bus Brew Guy — is determined to prove it to the masses beginning on Jan. 24 by leading the TN Beer Run through the state.

Spanning a total of 1,400 miles to 76 breweries through to Feb. 13, Roskop will be manning a minibus with orchestrated stops in different regions of the state.

Some of the stops are more well-known — Chattanooga, Knoxville, Franklin, Gatlinburg, Nashville, Memphis — and others not so well-known — Bristol, Lancing, Sparta, Tullahoma.

Each of the carefully selected breweries have a "unique product and unique story" and Roskop and company wants to showcase the stories in live time.

The public is welcome to join Roskop and his four-person team at parties scheduled at various stops (check their website for details). And beer fans can also see some of the tours as they are broadcast on Facebook Live.

Craft beer aficionados can follow along with the TN Beer Run when it launches later this month via their website, www.thetnbeerrun.com/ or their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thetnbeerrun/.

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