Great beer and fantastic food, all under one roof
Chattanooga Brewing Company’s backbone has always been its beer. Pilsner, IPA, Chickbock and Chestnut Street Brown ale are staples on a menu dedicated to its German-influenced roots. The beer speaks for itself—but their best-kept secret may just be the food.
The first things you notice are the silver fermentation tanks that tower over the bartender’s shoulder through the glass wall, reminding you that all of the beer is handmade and crafted. Every pint is made with fresh ingredients to produce an authentic taste.
To add to the staples, though, this summer brings a new option. In honor of Chattanooga F.C.—the team that plays directly across from the bar at Finley Stadium—a light Irish lager named after the team’s loyal fan base, the Chattahooligans, has been specially created for supporters to enjoy. And just to top things off, EPB has partnered with Chattanooga Brewing Company to live stream all away games exclusively on site.
While the beers largely remain the same, it’s the food that has been slightly tweaked. Traditional favorites like the Pretzel and Cheese and Chickbock Tenders still remain. And, thankfully, so does the Beer Cheese, which features throughout the menu. All the bread is still baked locally at Bluff View Bakery and the pretzels are made with spent grain (a brewing byproduct) to ensure perfect pub grub flavors.
A few new healthy treats have been added, as well. Vegetarian options such as Pita Chips and Hummus and a variety of flatbreads ensure that calorie-conscious diners don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying an extra pint.
With their beer now sold in over 70 stores throughout the city, Chattanooga Brewing Company has come a long a way from its modest beginnings. Now at a bigger location, the Chestnut Street brewers have ensured that it’s not just their beer that should be considered bar staples, but also their great food.