A Beer Guide to Chattanooga: Chattanooga Brewing Co.
Chattanooga Brewing Company initially opened in 1890 under the name Conrad Giese & Company. The brewery operated until 1915 when prohibition forced it to close up shop. The rights to the name "Chattanooga Brewing Company" were purchased in 2006 and after researching various home-brewing techniques, they sold their first kegs to Tremont Tavern in 2010.
This is one of those companies that I have had the pleasure of watching grow over the past several years along with the city itself. Chattanooga Brewing Company first re-setup shop on Frazier Avenue on the North Shore, operating mainly as a brewing facility and a place to get a nice growler filled.
Now days you can find Chattanooga Brewing Company down on the Southside, at 1804 Chestnut Street, right across from Finley Stadium. Which has kind of made them the official beer for the Chattanooga Football Club and The Chattahooligans, even inspiring the Chattahooligan Lager.
The location also serves a slew of delicious eats, all cooked to order. But Chattanooga Brewing's location isn't fantastic for just its' patrons. It's also huge. They have an enormous setup currently with 7,500 sq ft and more than a handful of brewing tanks with even more room to expand. Chattanooga Brewing Company isn't going anywhere anytime soon.