Yazoo brings brews, crowds to Market’s Winterfest

Winterfest at The Market at Washington and High brought friends and newcomers to enjoy good food, music and beer from microbrewery Yazoo Beer out of Nashville on Jan. 10.

Market beer consultant Todd White said a crowd turned out for the Sunday night event.

“It was great, absolutely great,” said White. “We had a really good turnout and had great beer and great food. We had smoked chicken and prime rib, mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli with kegs of Yazoo Beer out of Nashville. We had a really good time of food, fellowship and fun.”

White said he and Market manager Mike Adams also are doing private beer tastings, either in people’s homes or at The Market. “We’ll do private beer tastings and cater it and customize it to what you want,” he said.

The next community event is a beer tasting at the Market on Friday, Jan. 29. Cost is $20 per person. “We’re going to sample several winter beers,” White said. “We’ll have light and heavy appetizers, and the most important thing is it is a lot of fun and good fellowship.”

The Market at Washington and High are offering several special events to kick off 2010. There will be a Candlelight Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Market. Call Sister Cat’s Cafe at 865-980-7711 for information.

The Market will also cater a Dinner and a Show at Brackins’ Blues Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. There will be live Blues music by One Step Up and a three-course meal. Tickets will be available at Brackins’ Blues Club in downtown Maryville for $18 each, tax included. Seating will be limited. For more information, call Brackins’ Blues Club at 865-983-9800.

The Bishop’s Table: A Wine Tasting and Charity Benefit will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 at The Market. Sponsored by Richard and Michelle Bishop, this will be a wine and beer tasting event and charity auction to benefit New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center. Tickets will be limited. The cost will be $30 per person and $50 per couple. There will also be live jazz music.

White said he is planning a beer tasting in March in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. “We’re going to have a St. Patrick’s Day Fest in March,” he said. “We’ll have Irish keg beer and traditional Irish food.”

White said the popularity of beer tastings at the Market has grown. “Every beer tasting we have, we have veteran beer tasting-goers bring their friends,” he said. “We always have new people attend. It’s just a good way to experience new beers.”

For more information, call 865-977-8462.

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