Beer for Bikes!

I first became aware of Jackalope Brewing Company in 2010, when a friend told me a women-owned brewery was opening in Nashville and was selling memberships. We got the level 2 membership: $250 bought us three pints and a growler per month for a year, plus an invite to the annual member’s party. We enjoyed our monthly beers at their Den taproom located at 701 8th Avenue South from their opening in May 2011 through April 2012. Jackalope quickly became a huge success. Jackalope was the first Nashville craft brewery to start canning their beers in 2013, and they opened a second taproom, the Ranch located at 429B Houston Street in August 2018. Over the years, we’ve attended numerous events at Jackalope, including a beer and cheese pairing at the Den and some of the monthly fundraisers at the Ranch. For the fundraisers, Jackalope allows the charity to hold a party and 20% of the proceeds from a certain beer that month are donated to the charity. These fundraisers are a big part of their mission to “build a craft brewery that put out delicious, creative beers while being an active force in the community.” 

When I approached Jackalope about sponsoring Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project, they were happy to help. Along with providing beer for team meetings, group rides, socials, races, and other events, Jackalope was a bronze-level TWCP sponsor in 2018 and 2019. We’re thrilled Jackalope has continued to sponsor our team over the years. For many of us on the team, post-ride beers are part of the cycling lifestyle. I can still taste the cold can of Lovebird (Strawberry Raspberry Wheat) I drank immediately after an extremely hot Rockabilly Criterium race in Jackson, TN, and the can of Snowman (Mocha Stout) I drank after an extremely cold Cyclocross race in Whites Creek.

–Maureen Sanderson

 

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