Hexagon Brewing Company



October 2018

10/10
Peace Paint Love Painting Party at Hexagon Taproom 6-8p
Join us for a fun night of creativity as Peace Paint Love provides step-by-step instruction of this beautiful Fall Landscape. Class and supplies is $35. Sign-up at peacepaintlove.com.

10/12
IPA of the South Release & Knox by Night at Hexagon Taproom 7:30-9p

Come out an enjoy a new IPA featuring all New Zealand hops while you listen to the raunchy musical stylings of The Knox By Night Band, Knoxville's only comedy band, as they once again bring their unique blend of musical and sketch comedy to the Taproom. 

10/14
Knox Brewtails 2018 at The Press Room 3-7p
Knox Brewtails pairs local breweries with craft cocktail creators to go head-to-head with other teams in a beer cocktail competition. We are excited to be paired with Palmer Mason from Craft Accommodationss!

The event is a cocktail competition, so only people ages 21+ can purchase tickets and attend. Attendees will need a valid government-issued ID to gain entry along with their tickets. Designated driver passes are available at the door for a suggested $10 donation to the nonprofit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For more info visit: https://knoxbrewtails.com

10/14
Rec'D Putting League at Hexagon Taproom 4:30-6:30p
Rec'D is a new start-up in Knoxville aiming to provide alternative group exercise activities, starting with a bi-weekly putting league on Sundays. Our outdoor space offers a wide variety of putting options, from shots through trees to elevation changes. Expect a mix of shots with rotating singles and doubles, A/B format. Scores will be kept all season with some prizes at the end, and 100% player payout throughout.  Sign-ups begin at 4:30 p.m., with play beginning at 5 p.m. $5 buy-in with 100% payout each outing. 

10/17
KFAB Trivia at Hexagon Taproom 7-9p
Come one, come all to feminist trivia! Your favorite local feminists will be asking all kinds of social justice questions for you to win prizes from Hexagon. As always, bring a team or come on your own and they'll match you up!

10/19
Live Music: Heidi Gilson & Sarah Ann Roberts at Hexagon Taproom 7-9p
Start off your weekend with Heidi Gilson & Sarah Ann Roberts playing the Taproom! Josh Smith will open the show. It's going to be a great time!

10/21
Sundress Poetry Reading at Hexagon Taproom 2-3:30p
This month's reading features outstanding poets and writers Lindsey Alexander, Alicia Cole, and Pamela Murray Winters. 

Lindsey Alexander is a poet and writer from Louisville, KY. She lives in Oak Ridge, TN with her husband and dog. Her book, RODEO IN REVERSE, is the 2017 winner of the New Southern Voices Prize, selected by Sean Hill.

Pamela Murray Winters’ first full-length collection of poetry, THE UNBECKONABLE BIRD, was published by FutureCycle Press in 2018. Her poems have appeared in Fledgling Rag, Gargoyle, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Gettysburg Review, Beltway Poetry, and numerous other journals and anthologies. She received an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and was awarded a 2017 Maryland State Arts Council grant for her poetry. She’s a lifelong Marylander but a new resident of Bowie.

Alicia Cole is a writer and artist in Huntsville, AL. She's the editor of Priestess & Hierophant Press, the interviews editor of Black Fox Literary Magazine, and an intern for 256 magazine. Her work has appeared in Split Lip Magazine and was selected as Longform's Fiction of the Week. She’s also appeared in the Brain Mill Press series “Makers on Making,” and Crack The Spine, among other publications. She lives with her husband, three animals, and five plants, loves coffee, plants, tattoos, animals, and art. She/her, she’s twice-exceptional, autistic, bisexual, genderfluid, a survivor, and a practitioner of non-normative religions.

10/24
Pumpkin Carving & Handmade Market at Hexagon Taproom 6-9p
On the 4th Wednesday of the month, we have a fun Ladies Night planned with 3 new local vendors setting up to sell their wares in the Taproom. It's the perfect way to cap your Hump Day, while supporting local artisans and entrepreneurs!
  • Hunny Hush - Etched hand drawn pieces. Hand stamped. Bracelets. Earrings. Necklaces. Wraps. One of a kinds
  • Wonderland Bath - Locally made, small batch, vegetarian-primarily vegan, natural bath and beauty products.
  • Zuparoo - Home of Sweater Kitties! Eco-friendly Art and Vintage Fun!
For October we will have pumpkin carving as well! Pumpkins are $5. We provide the setup. You come enjoy some tasty food and eats, carve your pumpkin and enjoy the Handmade Market!

10/25
Bikes & Brews MTB Ride at Hexagon Taproom 6p
Join Trek Women's Advocate, Lisa Mueller, for a fun evening riding the mountain bike trails at Sharps Ridge! You'll ride from the brewery to Sharps Ridge and put in about 5 to 10 miles, depending on the group's ambitions, and then head back to the brewery for refreshments. Riders get $1 off beers! 

10/25
Pints & PAWS at Hexagon Taproom 5-9p
Come join us after work for Pints & PAWS, a fundraiser benefiting Knox PAWS (Placing Animals With Seniors). $1 from each Hexagon beer or Gypsy Circus cider sold will be donated to Knox PAWS. There will also be an information table set up for those who want to learn more about the Knox PAWS program, t-shirts for sale, and a donation bin collecting pet food and pet supplies for our Knox PAWS cats and dogs. 

The Knox PAWS (Placing Animals With Seniors) is a unique program that has a dual purpose: It provides low-income adults age 60 and older an opportunity to adopt a pet as a companion and provides homeless pets an opportunity to live in a loving home instead of a shelter. Knox PAWS matches eligible seniors with adoptable pets. Research indicates that pets improve seniors’ physical, emotional, and mental health. The Knox PAWS program started in late 2004 when the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) Office on Aging partnered with the Young-Williams Animal Center to match senior pets with Knox County seniors. The Knox PAWS program participants must be 60 years of age or older, a resident of Knox County, income eligible and live independently in a pet-friendly environment. Pets adopted by Knox PAWS participants are given an initial medical exam, vaccinated, given a microchip, and are spayed or neutered before a placement is made.

10/26
Haunted Barrel Halloween Comedy Variety Show at Hexagon Taproom 8:30p
If beer and belly laughs is your thing, and you give bonus points out if Halloween is involved, have we got the show for YOU!  True Grit Comedy presents the Haunted Barrel Halloween Comedy Variety Show. Featuring stand-up comedy from Kris Bell, Tre Pack, Jared Pearce, Rowan Young, and Michael Sayne - LIVE MUSIC from The Knox By Night Band plus dancing, a costume contest, and more! Hosted by Beth Tomkins. // Costume contest entry fee $5, prize valued at $50! // Come out and be a part of a magical time. // Sponsored by Cricket Wireless.

10/27
Brewers Co:Lab Whiskey and Beer​​ at  PostModern Spirits​​​​​​​ 12-3p
What happens when four breweries & one distillery work together??? You get COLLABORATIVE GENIUS & four unique beers & whiskeys! PoMo hooked up with Alliance Brewing Co, Crafty Bastard Brewery, Hexagon Brewing Co. and Elkmont Exchange to turn beer into whiskey, and they are calling these SPECIAL RELEASES the Brewer's Co:Lab! 

All four breweries are releasing four special collaboration beers on Friday Oct. 26 and PoMo is releasing all four of the unique whiskeys on Saturday Oct. 27. Then Sunday they're capping it all off with a special brewer cocktail contest at PoMo! It is sure to be an AMAZING weekend of Malt Based Adventures! Get your Brewer's Cocktail Competition tickets here --> https://squareup.com/store/PostModernSpirits

10/28
Rec'D Putting League​​​​​​​ at Hexagon Taproom 4:30-6:30p
Rec'D is a new start-up in Knoxville aiming to provide alternative group exercise activities, starting with a bi-weekly putting league on Sundays. Our outdoor space offers a wide variety of putting options, from shots through trees to elevation changes. Expect a mix of shots with rotating singles and doubles, A/B format. Scores will be kept all season with some prizes at the end, and 100% player payout throughout.  Sign-ups begin at 4:30 p.m., with play beginning at 5 p.m. $5 buy-in with 100% payout each outing. 

10/28
8th Annual Slow Food Pie Contest at Hexagon Taproom 5-7:30p
It may not feel much like fall yet, but the holidays will be here before you know it, and that means it's time for Slow Food Tennessee Valley's annual pie contest!

This year we're doing things a little differently. The pie contest has a Halloween theme, so it will be held Sunday, October 28th at 5 pm, and will include a costume contest as well as the usual pie contest. The fundamentals remain the same, however; whether you bake amazing pies or just like to eat them, this event is for you.

HOW IT WORKS: To enter the pie contest, simply bake a pie that contains at least one local ingredient. Making the crust yourself is not required, but will please our judges, as will using more than one local ingredient. Prizes will be awarded for best savory pie and best sweet pie, as chosen by our judges; all pies are also eligible for the audience favorite award. Votes for audience favorite are $1 each, and you can vote as many times as you like, so remember to bring plenty of dollar bills! To be eligible for prizes, pies MUST BE SUBMITTED by 5:30 p.m.

Guests are also encouraged to come in costume; we will have an additional audience favorite vote for best costume. Votes will be $1 each, just as they are in the pie contest, and the winner will be announced with the pie contest winners.

ENTRANCE FEE: a pie (one pie per individual/couple, please), or $7 per person

WHO IT BENEFITS: As has become pie contest tradition, proceeds from this event will benefit others, not SFTV. This year, our chosen beneficiary is the Eastside Sunday Market, a new farmers' market hosted by Tabernacle Baptist Church that seeks to bring good, fresh food to an underserved area of East Knoxville.

A FEW FINAL NOTES. Our gracious host, Hexagon Brewing Co., will of course have beer available for purchase, and hard cider as well; because they recently became a Gypsy Circus Cider Company Outpost, Hexagon now boasts a fine selection of hard ciders. And if you're wondering, the pie contest remains an all ages event; this venue is very much family friendly.

As always, we strive for zero waste events, so please bring your own place setting (plate, silverware, napkin). Questions? Message us on FB or email us at info@slowfoodtnvalley.com