Tennessee Aquarium’s inaugural Fish & Sips craft beer event

Check out the aquarium after hours while enjoying craft beers.

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The after-hours event will include beer samples from seven regional breweries.

Photo by Doug Strickland via Tennessee Aquarium

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Have you ever thought how nice it would be to explore the Tennessee Aquarium with fewer crowds and a beer in hand? Let’s just say we definitely have, and good news — you can do just that at the inaugural Fish & Sips event on Saturday, July 22.

This event is an adults-only, after-hours event where you can take a stroll through the aquarium’s River + Ocean Journey buildings to see its furry and finned residents while sampling beers from local and regional breweries. Bonus: You can even see some of the nocturnal animals which are rarely seen during normal operating hours.

Enjoy 10 four-ounce beer samples from the breweries that will be stationed at various exhibits. Folks will also receive a swag bag (which includes a Stanley stainless steel tumbler) + access to complimentary Coca-Cola products and live music on the aquarium’s outdoor pavilion.

The Edwin Hotel, which is sponsoring the event, will offer complimentary pimento cheese biscuit bites + additional food for purchase will be offered by spots like Puckett’s, Food Works, and Ben & Jerry’s — a full menu to come.

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All proceeds from the event will benefit the aquarium.

Photo by Doug Strickland via Tennessee Aquarium

Participating breweries

  • Naked River Brewing Co.
  • Oddstory Brewing Co.
  • Hutton & Smith Brewing Co.
  • SweetWater Brewing Co.
  • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
  • Chattanooga Brewing Co.
  • Cherry Street Brewing

Event rules

  • You must be 21+ to attend and must bring a valid ID for entry.
  • The last admittance will be at 8:30 p.m. + the last pour at 9:15 p.m.
  • There will be no re-entry to this event.
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed.

You can read the full list of terms + conditions online.

Sounds pretty fin-tastic, right? Space is limited so make sure to purchase your tickets promptly. Tickets will go off sale at 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 (subject to selling out).

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