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Inside This Issue Chattanooga's Women Brewers ............. 16 Bar & Nightclub Directory .................... 19 Lass & Lions .......................................... 23

Splitz Bar & Grill ................................... 24 Barley Bottleshop & Taproom .............. 25 Sugarlands Distillery ............................. 26



By Jenn Webster


Pulse contributor

NCE UPON A TIME, BEER WAS A CRAFT PRODuct, made by the same women who grew the oats, wheat, corn—even pumpkins—they brewed it from. Medieval nuns and housewives brewed beer; so did goodwives in colonial America. As production became more centralized, men took over as brewers. In some areas, women were forbidden to join brewers’ guilds (though they might work in breweries owned by their sons or husbands).

With the craft beer movement, women again play a strong role in beer-making, and changes have come even in the last decade. As recently as 2013, The Atlantic wrote, “Even though plenty of home brewers are women, there is still skepticism about their roles when it comes to business.” Today, though, the atmosphere has changed. In Chattanooga, women are central to the beer community—brewing as well as, of course, drinking.

BEER PIONEER When craft beer took off in the mid1990s, Teresa “T.C.” Sentell was well positioned to start on the ground floor. She started bartending at Big River Grille & Brewing Works in 1995, but by 1999 her persistent questions led to a job in the brewery. Her work ethic paid off with

a head brewer position—though if you ask her what she does, she’ll simply answer, “I’m a brewer.” T.C.’s day is one of hard work. She starts early, adjusting the proper temperature in the kettle to “mash in,” or add the milled malt to hot water to create mash. “When the temperature in my kettle is right, my brew day starts,” she says. “I open up the gates and milled malt comes into my kettle and I’m committed. I’ve gotta brew this beer at this point.” The next hours pass in a flurry of activity. “I spend time to convert starches into sugars and get the hops added in,” she says. “I’ll start at 8 a.m. and by noon we’ll be at a point where I have the kettle filled with wort and hops are being added to it. Then by 2 p.m. Clay (Big River’s


T.C. Sentell, photo by Richard Park

other head brewer, Clay Gentry) is about to send it to the fermenter. After it goes to the fermenter, we start cleaning.” T.C. reckons a brewer spends 85 percent of her time cleaning. “We go through everything the beer touches once we’ve done the boil process,” she says. “We use caustics, acids and sanitizers in the tank, the vats and the hoses to fight

any kind of bacteria we can think of. It’s very serious.” Cleaning may be the biggest challenge in brewing, but it’s not the only one. When T.C. first became a brewer, she encountered hostility from men in the community—for instance, at events men might overlook her to ask questions of her male assistants. “My assistant would say, ‘I don’t know all that, she’s the one with the


Pilot batch being sparged in our 25 gallon pilot mash /lauter tun at Moccasin Bend Brewing Co.

answers',” T.C. recalls. “The man would look at me, turn his back to me, and keep asking the assistant the same questions, to where I’d have to get over in his face to answer him. That doesn’t happen much anymore… “I had to live through the time where it wasn’t as accepted to be a female brewer but you know, I just keep doing what I love. I’m a grandmother now, but I can run circles around these young guys still.” T.C.’s challenges have been more than matched by her achievements, such as creating good beers and seeing people enjoy them. And, she loves her work. “There is something to learn every day,” she says. “It makes life worthwhile, asking, ‘What am I going to learn today?’ And it’s really neat to come up with a recipe, to brew it, and then to serve it and see people actually drinking and say, ‘This is good!’ That was my recipe!”

BUILDING A WOMEN’S BEER COMMUNITY Women brewers have flourished in tandem with women drinkers. Sandy Hunt, formerly tasting room manager at Moccasin Bend Brewing Co., now hosts beer dinners and produces Brick House Brews, a line of

“It’s really neat to come up with a recipe, to brew it, and then to serve it and see people actually drinking and say, ‘This is good!’ That was my recipe!” small, experimental batches whose proceeds are devoted to charity. “We thought it would be a good way to do small batches and explore what kind of beers we can brew, and also how we can give back,” she explains. “It’s brewed by women, for women.” Brick House Brews’ charities are small and local, from breast cancer support services to housing for people fleeing domestic abuse. “[The community has] been really receptive,” Sandy says. “People, especially women, really like the idea that there is something for them. I’m not going to brew a light lager or a cider every time. It’s going to be different things.” More widely, Sandy sees breweries and taprooms, her family’s and

others across the city, as “an environment where women feel safe. They can have a beer and they don’t have to worry about being hit on. It’s a very laid-back vibe.” Sandy compares her process of beer creation to cooking. “Cooking is science and art,” she says. “It’s the same way with distilling and wine-making to a degree. You think, ‘It’s just beer,’ but you can get really creative with beer.” That creativity extends to using beer in cooking or selecting foods to go with a beer with, Sandy adds. A host as well as a brewer, she thinks about serving and pairing her beers, as well as making them. “I come from a family of re-

ally good southern cooks,” she says. “My mother was always experimenting in the kitchen, saying, ‘Here, try this,’ and so that’s kind of,”—she illustrates—“I brewed a mojito IPA because I had a mojito lager at one of our festivals. I got to thinking, this is citrusy, I can do an IPA, because I can find a citrusy hop that’s not super-bitter, that’s really aromatic. I can do this!” Different approaches to beer creation combine so many factors—a brewer’s personal history and experience, what she learned from master brewers she studied with, and her own process of inspired improvisation or meticulous design. Sandy, for instance, is from a family of cooks but came to brewing through her husband, who has made beer for many years. Gender is just one element of the creative process, something that may be all-important to one person and all-butmeaningless to another. Still, there are some commonalities. Women brewers may tend to speak of their work as a craft, rather than an art or science. Craft, whether it’s quilt-making or woodcarving, tends to be intuitive and developed through apprenticeship, practice and experience, rather than formal study and lab-style experimentation. “Men like a lot of gadgetry,” Sandy jokes. “My husband (Moccasin Bend’s owner Chris Hunt) likes the engineering aspect of it. For instance, he’ll buy a special washer for something, whereas I’ll do the job with a brush, soap and water.”

SCIENCE AND CRAFT Though she, too, describes her work as craft, Melanie Krautstrunk, owner, along with her husband Joel, of Hutton & Smith Brewing Company, evidently delights in the devices she handles every day. A hydrogeologist by trade, Melanie planned to work in water resource management, then took a career detour into beer as she and her husband turned a craft into a business. “We visited Chattanooga for 10 days in 2013 and decided to move here,” she continued on page 18



Hutton & Smith, photo by Melanie Krautstrunk

says. “Downtown, people were supporting locally owned businesses and restaurants. There was craft beer in town, but room for more breweries to be successful.” Hutton & Smith joined a growing community of craft brewers in Chattanooga. Big River’s brewers mentored the new business, for instance. Now, Melanie’s glad to see OddStory open within walking distance. “It’s good to have two breweries on one street,” Melanie says. “People can take a beer tour. If you have enough breweries, it becomes a destination.” T.C. has evidently blazed a trail for women brewers in the city, though she claims it’s just the changing times. At any rate, Melanie says, she’s received only a warm welcome from the beer community. Her only difficulty as a woman in business has been with people outside the beer world—men who ask for the owner when they want to talk business. “They go over my head and call Joel after they’ve spoken with me,” she laughs. “He just refers them right back.” Walking through her equipment, Melanie points out the water storage tank, where Chattanooga city water is purified via carbon filters, UV and 18 • THE PULSE • JULY 27, 2017 • SUMMER DRINK GUIDE • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM

reverse osmosis. “Water is overlooked in brewing,” she says. “[Our process] lets us add an extra layer of quality.” But despite the science involved, Melanie describes hard work, rather than science, as the prime requisite for a prospective brewer—man or woman. “It’s tedious, hard work with lots of scrubbing,” she says. “Many more hours than home brewing.” Still, she says, she has a great time. When she has an idea, she says, “I just want to get my hands on it. I’m going to put in a dash of this and that and see what happens!”

DRINK ME! If you crave a draught of Chattanooga craft beer in the next week or two, see what our women brewers have on tap for you. At Big River, look for Strawberry Saison. They’ll also be tapping a porter aged in Chattanooga Whiskey barrels. At Moccasin Bend, the last Friday in July will bring a Brick House Brews event for charity, featuring Sandy Hunt’s Xtabey Chocolate Milk Stout. And if you go by Hutton & Smith, ask for the Promenade New England-style IPA, named after a favorite climbing location in Vermont.

Bar & Nightclub Directory 1885 Grill 3914 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 485-3050 3rd Deck Burger Bar 201 Riverfront Pkwy. (423) 266-4488 Abuelo’s 2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-7400 Acropolis Mediterranean Grill 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-5341 AGM Restaurant & Lounge 1622 Dodds Ave. (423) 508-8107 Alan Gold’s Discotheque 1100 McCallie Ave. (423) 629-8080 Alleia 25 E. Main St. (423) 305-6990 American Wings 4011 Brainerd Rd. (423) 475-6212 Amigo Mexican Restaurant 5794 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-5435 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8049 1906 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-9928 3805 Ringgold Rd. (423) 624-4345

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6701 Hwy. 58 (423) 710-8970 Applebee’s 5606 Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-9203 401 Market St. (423) 826-4996 356 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-8353 2342 Shallowford Village Rd. (423) 499-1999 Aretha Frankensteins 518 Tremont St. (423) 265-7685 Back Inn Café 412 E. 2nd St. (423) 265-5033 Bar Louie 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-4155 Barley Chattanooga 253 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 682-8200 Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599 Beef O’Brady’s 5958 Snow Hill Rd. #100

(423) 910-0261 Big Chill & Grill 103 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 267-2445 Big Don’s Bar & Karaoke 306 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 755-0041 Big River Grille 222 Broad St. (423) 267-2739 2020 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 553-7723 Bluewater Grille 224 Broad St. (423) 266-4200 Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Dr. (423) 622-0122 Boccaccia Restaurant 3077 S. Broad St. (423) 266-2930 Bonefish Grill 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175 Bourbon Street Music Bar 2000 E. 23rd St.

(423) 475-5118 Brewhaus 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490 Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878 Buffalo Wild Wings 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 5744 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-3338 Cancun Restaurant 1809 Broad St. (423) 266-1461 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-9970 Charlie’s Restaurant & Lounge 8504 Dayton Pike (423) 842-9744 Chattanooga Billiards Club 725 Cherry St. (423) 267-7740 Chattanooga Billiards Club East 110 Jordan Dr.

(423) 499-3883 Chattanooga Brewing Company 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958 Chili’s 408 Market St. (423) 265-1511, 5637 Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-0376 1921 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-6319 123 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 877-4344 Christy’s Sports Bar 3469 Brainerd Rd. (423) 702-8137 Clyde’s On Main 122 W. Main St. (423) 362-8335 Community Pie 850 Market St. (423) 486-1743 Conga Latin Food 26 E. Main St. (423) 201-4806 Den Sports Bar & Lounge 1200 E. 23rd St. (423) 475-6007 Diamond Billiard Club 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 877-5882 Diamonds & Lace Showbar (Babes Sports Bar)


115 Honest St. (423) 855-1893 Dos Amigos 3208 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 495-1802 Easy Bistro 203 Broad St. (423) 266-1121 El Meson 2204 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 894-8726 248 Northgate Park (423) 710-1201 elmesonchattanooga. com Eleven and H20 Bar DoubleTree Hotel 407 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5150 Feed Table & Tavern 201 W. Main St. (423)708-8500 Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 2107 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 308-1090 Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-9898 Five Bar 200 Manufacturer’s Rd. (423) 777-4120 Flying Squirrel Bar 55 Johnson St. (423) 602-5980 Frothy Monkey 1400 Market St. (423) 680-6343 Fuji Japanese Steak & Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899 5437 Hwy. 153 (423) 531-3183 Full Moon American Burger & Bar 61 N. Market St. (423) 521-6666 Gail’s 2555 Harrison Pike (423) 698-4123 Georgia Winery 6469 Battlefield Pkwy. Ringgold, Ga. (706) 937-9463 Good Dog 34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175 Hair of the Dog Pub 334 Market St. (423) 265-4615 Harley House 3715 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-7795 Heaven & Ale 304 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 602-8286, 9431 Cambridge Square Ln., Suite 101 Ooltewah, TN Hennen’s Restaurant 193 Chestnut St. (423) 634-5160 Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd.


(423) 499-8668 Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 5035 Hixson Pike (423) 875-0473 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-0404 IL Primo 1100 Hixson Pike (423) 602-5555 I’m Game 110 Jordan Dr. (423) 394-0390 Images Showbar 6005 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8210 J. Alexander’s 2215 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 855-5559 J & J Lounge 2208 Glass St. (423) 622-3579 JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 362-5695 Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint 818 Georgia Ave. (423) 682-8198 Jay’s Bar 1914 Wilder St. (423) 710-2045 Jefferson’s 618 Georgia Ave. (423) 710-1560 Jimmy D’s Sports Bar & Grill 3901 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-2624 Kanpai of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 800-8193 La Altena 314 W. Main St. (423) 266-7595 615 Commercial Ln. (423) 877-1447 8644 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-9047 La Fiesta Mexican Grill 8523 Hixson Pike (423) 843-1149 Lakeshore Grille 5600 Lake Resort Ter, (423) 710-2057 Lamar’s Restaurant 1018 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-0988 Las Margaritas 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 756-3332 4604 Skyview Dr. (423) 892-3065 3100 Cummings Hwy. (423) 825-0304 7015 Shallowford Rd. (423) 553-8686 Lawrence’s Lounge 1201 E. 37th St. (423) 867-0079 Leapin’ Leprechaun 101 Market St. (423) 777-9097 Local 191

191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 Logan’s Roadhouse 2119 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-4339 3592 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-2948 504 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-4443 Lookout Winery 11848 Highway 41, Guild, Tn. (727) 499-8974 Lupi’s Pizza Pies 406-A Broad St. (423) 266-5874 2382 N. Ocoee St. (423) 476-9464 5504 Hixson Pike (423) 847-3700 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-4104 9453 Bradmore Ln. (423) 602-7499 Maggie G’s 400 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 757-7722 Marsha’s Backstreet Café 5032 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-7911 Mary’s Lounge 2125 McCallie Ave. (423) 493-0246 Matilda Midnight 120 E. 10th St. (423) 267-7866 Mayo’s Restaurant & Lounge 3820 Brainerd Rd.

(423) 624-0034 McHale’s Brew House 724 Ashland Terrace (423) 877-2124 Mellow Mushroom 205 Broad St. (423) 266-5564 2318 Lifestyle Way (423) 468-3737 Memo’s 430 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 267-7283 Mexiville 811 Market St. (423) 805-7444 Mexi-Wing VII 5773 Brainerd Rd. (423) 634-8899 Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant 3029 Rossville Blvd. (423) 805-4443 Mike’s Hole in the Wall 538 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 475-5259 Mitch’s Sports Bar 2555 Harrison Pike (423) 698-4123 Moe’s Original BBQ 221 Market St. (423) 531-6637 Mojo Burrito 3815 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-6656 1800 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-6656 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 296-6656 Molcajete Mexican Restaurant 6231 Perimeter Dr. (423) 760-8200 Mountain City Club 729 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5584 Nick and Linda’s 4762 Hwy. 58 (423) 386-5404 North River Pub 7001 Middle Valley Rd. Suite #101 (423) 385-8918 O’Charley’s 5301 Hixson Pike (423) 877-8966 2340 Shallowford Village Dr. (423) 892-3343 Odd Story Brewing Co. 336 E. MKL Blvd. (423) 682-7690 Old Chicago Pizza 250 Northgate Mall (423) 877-3450 Outback Steakhouse 501 Northgate Mall (423) 870-0980 2120 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 899-2600 P.F. Chang’s 2110 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 242-0045 Pickle Barrel 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103

Pin Strikes 6241 Perimeter Dr. (423) 710-3530 Poblano’s Mexican Cuisine 551 River St. (423) 490-7911 Porkchops Bar & Grill 6727 Ringgold Rd. (423) 296-2571 Porter’s Steakhouse 827 Broad St. (423) 643-1240 Provino’s 5084 S. Terrace Plaza (423) 443-4927 Public House 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 Raw Bar & Grill 409 Market St. (423) 756-1919 Regan’s Place 1518 Market St. (423) 803-2535 Rodizio Grill 439 Broad St. (423) 777-4999 Rumors 3884 Hixson Pike (423) 870-3003 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 2321 Lifestyle Way (423) 602-5900 Sekisui


1120 Houston St. (423) 267-4600 Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500 Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. (423) 757-9464 Sky Zoo 5709 Lee Hwy. (423) 521-2966 Slick’s Burgers 309 E Main St. (423)760-4878 Sluggo’s 501 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 752-5224 Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill 2225 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 893-7850 Sofa King Juicy Burger 1743 Dayton Blvd. (423) 490-7632 Southern Burger Co. 9453 Bradmore Ln. (423) 825-4919 Southside Saloon and Bistro 1301 Chestnut St. (423) 757-4730 Southside Social 1818 Chestnut St. (423) 708-3280 St. John’s

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1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 Sticky Fingers 2031 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 899-7427 420 Broad St. (423) 265-7427 Sushi Nabe of Kyoto 110 River St. (423) 634-0171 Sweet Basil 5845 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-8836 T.MAC 423 Market St. (423) 267-8226 Taco Mamacita 109 N. Market St. (423) 648-6262 Taconooga 207-A Frazier Ave. (423) 757-5550 8174 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 475-6192 Taco Roc 6960 Old Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001 Taqueria Jalisco 1634 Rossville Ave. (423) 509-3430 850 Market St.

(423) 362-8056 T-Roy’s 2300 Glass St. (423) 629-8908 Teasers Bikini Bar & Grill 1401 E. 23rd St. (423) 622-6734 Terminal Brewhouse 6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090 TerraMae Bistro 122 E. 10th St. (423) 710-2925 Terra Nostra Tapas & Wine Bar 105 Frazier Ave. (423) 634-0238 Texas Roadhouse 7016 Shallowford Rd. (423) 899-8293 The Backstage Bar 1400 Market St. (423) 629-2233 The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St. (423) 362-5070 The Blue Plate 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 The Brew & Cue 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9402


The Casual Pint 5550 Highway 153. Suite 103 (423) 800-5990 The Comedy Catch 1400 Market St. (423) 629-2233 The Chop House 2011 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-1222 The Dwell Hotel 120 E. 10th St. (423) 267-7866 The Foundry Chattanoogan Hotel 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3775 The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. (423) 468-4192 The Meeting Place 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 The Office Inside City Café 901 Carter St. (423) 634-9191 The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055 The Social 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 Tipoff Sports Bar & Grill 830 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-2900 Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St. (423) 265-5033 Totto Sushi & Gril 330 Frazier Ave. (423) 508-8898 Tremont Tavern 1203 Hixson Pike (423) 266-1996 Tupelo Honey 1110 Market St. (423) 779-0400 Underground 2503 Westside Dr. (423) 485-3873 Universal Joint 532 Lookout St. (423) 468-3725 Urban Stack Burger Lounge 12 W. 13th St. (423) 475-5350 Wine Down 9431 Bradmore Ln., Ooltewah, Ste 109 (423) 531-9463 Ziggy’s 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711


Lass & Lions


ass & Lions Tennessee Distillery is an undoubtedly creative establishment. Those with a palate for spirits know that, whatever shape the bottle may be, the contents are often similar to the last bottle of vodka they opened. But, Lass & Lions is different. This craft brand prides itself on being the first spirit producer in the world to create a line of flavored vodka through infusing functional herbs. In fact, CEO Danette Newton is a biomedical engineer with an expert knowledge in botanicals, giving her the perfect background to work with functional herb infusions. These herbs are all-natural and give each drink a distinct taste and color, which is unlike any spirit before it. Lass and Lions’ spirits are made small-batch to bring out the flavor and quality of each bottle. The spirits are distilled and filtered six times, and the vodka is made with pure Appalachian Mountain spring water sourced from the local re-

gion. Then, Lass & Lions infuses herbs into its spirits using a highlyguarded and perfected herbal infusion process that is stable and sustainable—not an easy feat using real herbs or botanicals. Opening a bottle of Lass & Lions’ vodka doesn’t just guarantee the consumer a great drink, it provides a vodka-drinking experience that transcends alcohol and basic flavors. Bottles such a Desire, Rush, and Unwind are infused with herbs that are widely known to possess functional properties. Also, the wax dipped tops are scented to reflect the flavor profile of each herbal blend. Since opening, Lass & Lions has had a tremendous reception and will soon be looking for a larger facility and adding employees as the market demands their products. Vodka drinkers looking for a new way to enjoy spirits and to learn more about Lass & Lions should attend Lass & Lions’ launch party at Southside Social on August 2nd. THE PULSE • SUMMER DRINK GUIDE • JULY 27, 2017 • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM • 23


Splitz Bar & Grill


in Strikes may seem like just a bowling alley, but step through its doors and prepare for more activities, food, and drinks than you can possibly imagine. Boasting 24 bowling lanes, 50+ arcade games, a two-story laser tag arena, and bumper cars, there’s not much to be missed at Pin Strikes. But did you know along with the kid and adult-friendly games and lanes is a full service bar? Being 21 gets you access to the perks of Splitz Bar & Grill and the outdoor patio to sip your favorite drinks and enjoy a wide variety of American fare (pizza, nachos, wings—pair them up with one of their summer specials like a $10 frozen Malibu fishbowl filled with any frozen drink of your choice). They feature daily specials such as $2 Mimosas and $3 Bloody Marys on Sundays, and $3 pints of PBR on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Whiskey and Wings Wednesday is a great time to stop by if you’re


feeling spicy for some Fireball, or want to indulge in a pitcher of Bud Light and 20 traditional wings for just $24.99. Splitz Bar & Grill is a full service bar: beer, liquor, wine, sangria, you name it, they’ve got it. The bar includes five televisions showcasing sporting events (depending on the season, of course) as well as a 102” projector screen often rented for watch parties, corporate events, and even wedding receptions. Yep, you can rent the bar and indulge in all its amenities, including a full catering set up in the bar area. It may be a few months away but time flies, so it’s worth mentioning that Pin Strikes will be hosting an after party to follow up Literary Ink’s Harrry Potter-themed tattoo convention on March 9th. Live music and a Harry Potter inspired drink menu will be available, so mark it on your calendars now!


Chattanooga Barley S

ome people like to drink socially, and some people like to drink in the comfort of their homes. Either way, new craft beer taproom, Barley, has something for everyone. Built from the ground up by hand, Barley’s ambience is one of relaxation and familiarity. Perhaps it is because almost the entire building was made with repurposed materials. Almost everything, from the bar top to the colorful shutters and the creative shelving, has been repurposed and revitalized. Everything about Barley contributes to a cozy atmosphere that allows for fun socialization but also makes each drinker feel like he or she is right at home. While Barley’s wood might be repurposed, its

drinks are not. With 64 constantly rotating craft brews that are local, regional, and from places historically recognized for their beer, Barley offers a different beer for every different mood and personality. Barley also offers a variety of bottled beers, just to add to their variety. Barley is great place to go after work or on the weekends to just relax and feel good about life, but it is also a great quiet space that allows for office work or studying. Barley is even dog friendly, so guests can enjoy the quiet, a beer, and man’s best friend. If guests are looking to host a party or fund-

raiser, Barley also has a rental room that boasts the same awesome atmosphere as the rest of the taproom. This event space also gives customers the chance to bring in food and support neighboring restaurants, a quality that Barley insists upon and is proud of. Barley is truly a unique and beautiful space with a great atmosphere and selection of beers. Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date on what is going on, and be sure to visit them.



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estled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sugarlands Distilling Company is home to a unique lineup of award-winning spirits. Sugarlands Distilling Co. opened its doors in March 2014 and has welcomed over three million visitors in the downtown Gatlinburg distillery in the last three years. At the distillery, visitors can taste a seasonal line-up of Sugarlands award-winning spirits as well as take a behind the scenes look at the Still House. In addition to free daily tours, they offer premium, private experiences for visitors who want to survey the intricate details that make the downtown Gatlinburg distillery truly shine. Participants are also given the opportunity to taste the final products in a private setting with friends and family. The downtown distillery is the highest rated distillery experience in the U.S. Only Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland has more five-star reviews internationally; the Gatlinburg distillery is also ranked as the #1 “Thing To Do” in Gatlinburg, according to Adding to the list of offered activities, Sugarlands Distilling Company is hosting an outdoor and music festival September 28 through October 1. The festival boasts four days of live musical performances, endurance and fishing competitions, craft cocktails and regional

brews. Showcasing an Americana lineup with hints of bluegrass, outlaw country, rock, blues, and swing, there will be a set for every music lover to enjoy. Festival-goers will dance the night away with the Travelin’ McCourys and Jeff Austin Band present the Grateful Ball and take in the views of the Smoky Mountains as they listen to The Hard Working Americans along with 26 other bands. The beauty of the National Park can be discovered by foot or on two wheels. Cyclists of all levels can partake in the once-in-a-lifetime ride through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s famed “Spur”. Or, if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can participate in one of four foot races including a downhill dash, two 5ks, and a trail run. Competition registrations include weekend entry into the festival. While providing music and fun for festival-goers, Sugarlands MountainFest will also be giving back to the local community through a partnership with Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Tremont Institute delivers experiential learning for youth, educators, and adults through programs that promote self-discovery, critical thinking and effective teaching and leadership. “The Tremont Institute is thrilled to continue our partnership with Sug-


arlands Distilling Company,” says Dr. Jen Jones, The Tremont Institute president, and CEO. “Two years ago, their MoonShare grant helped us get more kids active in nature. And their September MountainFest will benefit local nonprofits, which further demonstrates their commitment to our community.” Sugarlands MountainFest is sure to provide memories in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that you’ll never forget! Tickets and competition registrations are available at

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Rustic, industrial-chic moonshine maker offering indoor and outdoor tours, tastings and live music. Sugarlands Distilling Company 805 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN (865) 325-1355


The Pulse » Summer Drink 2017  

Chattanooga's best way to find out what to drink and where to drink it.

The Pulse » Summer Drink 2017  

Chattanooga's best way to find out what to drink and where to drink it.