Scenic City classic brews up its best for the holidays
Big River Grille & Brewing Works will be Chattanooga’s holiday hot spot this season. The brewery will continue to brew up their award-winning beers—while adding in some festive surprises to pair with the great food and inviting atmosphere.
For more than 20 years, Big River has paid homage to 19th-century bygone days, where riverboats brought the finest bounty from the heart of the country to cities on the coast via the Mississippi and Tennessee rivers. Grains and fresh produce were offloaded to consumers and breweries alike to change the culinary landscape. This rich heritage of bringing fresh seasonal ingredients together to create satisfying regional cuisine, lagers and ales continues to flourish at Big River.
When you step in the door at Big River—either the Broad Street or Hamilton Place location—you instantly step into an All-American feel-good food place. The afterwork crowd is social and good-natured, drinking hand-crafted beers at the bar and sharing platters of appetizers fresh from the kitchen and the wood-burning oven.
And yes, that smoky, slightly savory smell awakens your nostrils right away as your eyes and ears take in the sights and sounds of people who have stopped time to have a good brew and chew.
They have a wide selection of pizzas that will make your taste buds salivate. The pepperoni, sausage, and mushroom pizza that comes from the wood-fired oven retains the smoke and has slightly charred bubbles of dough that are crisp against the melting cheese and savory meats.
The nachos come to you as a huge board platter of chips covered in blended cheeses with black beans, tomato, onion, jalapeno (and your choice with or without chicken) served with salsa and sour cream.
With scrumptious, made-from-scratch in-house fare to nosh on, ’tis the season for being merry in the brewery. Look for these upcoming special brews in the December month:
On Dec. 3, Big River Grille & Brewing Works will ring in the holiday season from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a tapping party. Featuring Yule Fuel, a delicate black lager with hints of unsweetened chocolate and coffee, the brew will be paired with tasting samples and live music, all at the downtown Broad Street location.
Winter’s Nip, a seasonal favorite, will be returning. It is an Einbecker-style lager bock, known for its rich malt and warming finish.
And new to the party, Big River Grille & Brewing Works is proud to introduce Blood Orange Cream Ale—a new twist to an old American light ale, made modern with the addition of blood oranges.
Come enjoy classic hearty American fare with a new holiday brew and start the season merry and bright! (Open 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving; open 4 p.m. Christmas Day.)
Spread the joy and find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at www.bigrivergrille.com.
Don’t forget to book for your holiday party! Contact Heather Couey, firstname.lastname@example.org, (423) 802-6768.