If you are looking for a new craft beer to try around Nashville, then Turtle Anarchy’s wide variety of quality beers is a good place to start. They have been open for just over a year and 100 restaurants, bars, pubs and markets in middle Tennessee already have them available.
This is quick start for a company with a name that summons the story of a slow, but steady finish for the wise turtle. (Yes, it was actually a tortoise, but they are both unhurried right?)
Turtle Anarchy is on tap at places in the area like The Listening Room Café, The Beer Sellar, M.L. Rose, Saffire, 12 South Taproom & Grille, Dan McGuinness, Woody’s and Kimbro’s.
You can also pick up a growler at Whole Foods, Pucketts, Stones River Beverage Mart, Craft Brewed Market or Bearden’s Beer Market.
Many local cigar shops carry Turtle Anarchy’s craft beers too. There is Cigar Station Smoke & Ale, and Franklin Cigar.
When you walk into their taproom it is obvious that owners and brothers Mark and Andrew Kamp, as well as brewmaster, Mike Kraft are serious about beer. The locals say that you will always see one of them there. They might be talking with the couple finishing up the pizza they brought in, or they might know someone in the group of college graduates playing a friendly game of cards.
One of them will most likely be at the bar, a modern slab of concrete, always lined with several people and glasses of rich looking beer.
The taproom in Franklin is simple. They don’t serve food, so treat it like a picnic without the ants and sweat; and the beer stays nice and cold. Two large chalkboards and the colorful tap area are the only decorations in the place. Yet it all works, just like the hot chili peppers in one of their stout collection.
Their beers are creative and unique, which is probably why they so quickly covered the mid-state. They have three signature ales including Another Way to Rye, a spicy red India Pale Ale. Aurumglass is a golden-style ale with strong malt and orange peel. Their Portly Stout contains three dark malts and provides the basis for their tasty and deep 50 Shades of Stout rotating collection.
Turtle Anarchy just added Pretty Fly for a Weiss Guy, a hefeweizen for spring and summer. Not too much banana and a citrus feel that puts them in the running in yet another category.
Owner Andrew Kamp and his partners get the names for their great beers from the music they love. As for why they named their business Turtle Anarchy he replied, “We like to think of it as a slow revolution; converting people to craft beer one at a time.”
The Turtle Anarchy taproom is located in Franklin at 216 Noah Drive, Suite 140, Franklin, TN 37064. They are open Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Turtle Anarchy is a great choice for local craft beer if you are visiting Nashville or live in the area. Give them a try and tell them the usedview.com sent you.