Hexagon Brewing Company

September 2018

Metal Night at Hexagon Taproom 7-10p
It's Metal Night at Hexagon! Grab a cold brew and join us outside for music on the dock featuring: Shadowed Self, Belfast 6 Pack, and This Ends Now.

Knox by Night at Hexagon Taproom 8-10p
Come out an enjoy 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 fantastic Hexagon Brewing. 

Knox Brew Tours Collab Release at Hexagon Taproom 6-8p
Tour No. 1,000! collaboration beer (#6 of 11 collabs to celebrate the occassion) is going to be an unforgettable pint with the Knox Brew Tour crew! Join us as we release the Braspberry, a blueberry and raspberry wheat ale, in honor of KBT's Zack Roskop, and his ability to pump up a crowd and get them dancing! Speaking of dancing: it's going to be a Ladies Night dance party, so come on by for a little JT and $1 off pints for the ladies!

Hexagon and Horseshoes Happy Hour at Union Jacks 5-8p
Come out and throw some horseshoes at a classic Knoxville bar! $5 entry to play in the horseshoe tourney with all cash going to the winning team! Hexagon pints will be $3 during happy hour!

Jared Hard Live at Hexagon Taproom 7p
Join Americana Singer/Songwriter Jared Hard as he welcomes you into the weekend with his solo guitar and vocal music, inspired by John Prine, Josh Ritter, John Denver, Amos Lee and more.

Pesto Festo at The White Barn at Cruze Farm 5-10p
Slow Food Tennessee Valley is hosting their 11th annual Pesto Festo will be Saturday, September 15th at 5 pm at the new White Barn at Cruze Farm. Pesto Festo is a multi-course dinner, pesto contest, and silent auction that celebrates and supports local food & local talent. This year's dinner will be prepared by local chef Joey Edwards. As always, Hexagon Brewing Co. will provide beer tastings and Old City Java will provide after-dinner coffee.

But the evening begins, of course, with the pesto contest; this is a chance for guests to let their talent (and basil) shine! To enter, bring a pint of your best pesto in a container you don't need returned; entries are due by 5:30 pm sharp. Prizes will be awarded for the "best traditional" and "most creative" pestos (judged categories) and "people's choice" (audience vote). All guests are of course encouraged to participate in the blind tasting for the People's choice award. For rules and judging criteria, please visit http://slowfoodtnvalley.com/upcoming-events/pesto-contest/

Throughout the evening there will be a silent auction featuring great items from local businesses and restaurants. Proceeds from this year's auction will go toward the new micro-grant program for farmers, artisans, and individuals who want to promote good, clean, fair food for all.

Tickets are $50 for non-members and $45 for SFTV members. Get them here:

SAFTA Poetry Reading at Hexagon Taproom 2-3:30p
This month, SAFTA is hosting three poets from Vanderbilt University: Lisa A. Dordal, Carlina Duan, and Sophia Stid. 

Lisa Dordal (M.Div., M.F.A.) is the author of Mosaic of the Dark (Black Lawrence Press, 2018) and teaches in the English Department at Vanderbilt University. A Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets University Prize and the Robert Watson Poetry Prize, her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Best New Poets, Ninth Letter, Cave Wall, CALYX, The Greensboro Review, Vinyl Poetry, New Poetry from the Midwest, and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. 

Carlina Duan hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and currently lives in Nashville, where she is an MFA Candidate in Poetry at Vanderbilt University. Her debut poetry collection, I WORE MY BLACKEST HAIR, was published by Little A in 2017, and received a Finalist Award in the Little A Emerging Writers Contest. Her poems can be found in Black Warrior Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. She is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Nashville Review. Carlina works on watering her plants every day. She has a sweet tooth. 

Sophia Stid is a writer from California. Currently in the MFA program at Vanderbilt University, she has received fellowships from the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Lannan Foundation. She is the winner of the 2017 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Image, Beloit, Nimrod, Ninth Letter, DIAGRAM, Haydens Ferry Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among others.

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! 

Hexagon Handmade Market at Hexagon Taproom 6-9p
On the 4th Wednesday of the month, we have 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!

SoKno Oktoberfest at Baker Creek Bottoms 10a-6p
Celebrate Oktoberfest on September 29th, 2018 from 10-6. General Admission is $5 and a limited number of of VIP tickets will be available. The "SoKno" Oktoberfest is an experience you won’t want to miss. South Knoxville is a vibrant, up-and-coming area, with growth coming from all directions. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Legacy Parks Foundation - a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring "that our community enjoys exceptional recreational opportunities, natural beauty and open spaces, and that those assets exist for generations to come..." 

Ticket and more info: https://ablackbearaffair.com/sokno-oktoberfest-2018/