Updated October 22, 2010
Yazoo Brewery Relocates; Corsair Distillery moves into Yazoo's Old Location
Yazoo Brewery Co. relocated from the old Marathon Motor Works factory to 910 Division Ave., just behind the Icon condominium tower. "We outgrew our space and wanted to find a building we could purchase," said Linus Hall, who launched the brewery with his wife, Lila.
"We really like the neighborhood, and it's fun to see more and more lights coming on at night in the condos. So we think we will have a built-in neighborhood around us that hopefully will enjoy our beer."
The new site has about four times as much space, 18 taps pouring six different Yazoo beers, free Wi-Fi and a patio.
Corsair, an artisan distillery originally based in Kentucky, has moved into Yahoo'z old location on Clinton St. It opened shortly after the law changed to allow distilleries.
About Yazoo - Yazoo Brewing began as just a dream, stoked by years of homebrewing in the basement. Linus and Lila Hall moved to Nashville from Mississippi in 1996, with Linus going to work as a tire engineer for Bridgestone and Lila as a curator for the Parthenon. Trying to make tires more round proved to be less fulfilling than making great beer, so with the encouragement of Lila, Linus quit his job, got a business degree from Vanderbilt and a craft-brewing education through a course at the American Brewer's Guild, and did an internship under Garrett Oliver at Brooklyn Brewery. Linus found a used 10 bbl brewing system from a brewpub in Iowa that had gone out of business, and went to work restoring a corner of the old Marathon Motorworks building for their brewery. Yazoo Brewing opened for business in Oct 2003, and quickly gained an enthusiastic local following. For more information, please visit http://www.yazoobrew.com.
About Corsair - Corsair is a small craft spirits company with a distillery in Bowling Green, KY and new location in Nashville, TN. Corsair makes very small batches of spirits – just a few cases at a time – in their pot stills. Everything’s done by hand, from production to bottling. View more information by visiting http://www.corsairartisan.com.