I was recently in Nashville, TN and decided to find a local brewery that I could visit. Turtle Anarchy was instantly recommended to me, and being completely unaware of it’s existence, it was the perfect choice. I had no expectations going in, which is always the best. Sometimes making uninformed decisions about what booze to consume is a great idea, but usually not. (Case in point, the one time my friend decided to buy and drink a pack of Steel Reserve. Is that even beer?)
Turtle Anarchy was located in an industrial area and in a somewhat of a odd location for a brewery. Apparently, in Williamson County, if the brewery is not also a restaurant it is required to be located in a industrially zoned area. This is common in the Nashville area. Which is unfortunate for Turtle Anarchy, because they have great beer and should be in a more prominent local.
When we entered, we were greeted by the most awkward employee. The inside had several picnic tables constructed of iron pipe with wood tops and the floor was a stained concrete. It had a very industrial vibe. I ordered a sampling of the ten brews they had on draft. I enjoyed tasting the entire line up but the stouts are what caught my attention. In particular, the 11th hour on NITRO was supremely smooth. This is their flagship stout infused with vanilla beans. It has a chocolatey and roasted hops aroma with a sweet vanilla finish. It’s a solid stout.
Overall, it was a great decision to visit Turtle Anarchy. Next time I’m in Nashville, I would love to stop by for a refill of my growler!