Chattanooga’s newest brewery opened in mid-June of 2015 with four flagship beers on tap: Rope Gun Rye, Igneous IPA, Paleontology Pilsner, and Porterledge, a roasty coffee Porter.
Since they opened their doors they have created 19 different styles that have been received with enthusiasm from the Chattanooga craft beer community. Some unique offerings have included Hadrian’s Harvest Ale, brewed with hops grown in the owner’s home hop yard, as well as Diatomaceous Dry Stout, aged in a Chattanooga Whiskey barrel for five weeks.
Hutton & Smith Brewing Company was formed by husband and wife team Joel and Melanie Krautstrunk, and now operates with a four-person crew. The couple moved to Chattanooga from Las Vegas for the sole purpose of opening the brewery.
Reading the beer list, noting the décor, and tasting the craft brews, taproom guests can appreciate their passion for making great beer, and running a comfortable and friendly establishment with a geology and climbing theme. Free geology field trips are offered monthly departing from the brewery and tour the local geologic features.
Patrons visiting the tap room have plenty of variety with 12 beers on tap at any given time, including two nitrogen pours, several of which rotate on a regular basis. Hutton & Smith currently has the only Crowler machine in Chattanooga! Their staff can fill and seal a 32 oz. can while you wait. The Crowler cans keep their tasty brews fresh for weeks, and travel well.
Hutton & Smith brews all of their beers at 431 E. MLK Blvd., where intimate brewery tours are available during business hours. Come by and enjoy a pint served up by the brewers themselves Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from Noon to Midnight.