Blackberry Farm

Friends of the Farm

Blackberry Farm Brewery, Evil Twin and Allan Benton Collaboration

At Blackberry Farm much of what we do on a daily basis is driven, at its heart, by a rich collaborative spirit that permeates practically every aspect of life on the farm. Our farmstead artisans work in harmony with our chefs and culinary team, often months in advance, planning out the perfect fruits and vegetables to accentuate the changing seasonal bounty of East Tennessee that are then artfully prepared, plated, and served in the dining room with just the right pairing from our beverage team. We’re also fortunate to be able to welcome so many of our friends to the Farm to share their own passion and expertise with us through food and wine events, cooking schools, and enrichment classes.

In the same way, the creative energy at Blackberry Farm Brewery is driven by the same passion for collaboration: sharing knowledge, ideas, and passion to craft beers of the highest quality for the enjoyment of others. With this inspiration in mind, we were honored to welcome Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin Brewing to join us in early April for the brewing of our first collaborative beer. Our dear friend Allan Benton, of Benton’s Country Hams, graciously allowed us to age a portion of the malt and hops being used for this beer in his smoke house, permeating the grain with a rich, earthy hickory smoke character. With a wink and a nod to traditional European smoked beers, influenced and colored by the preservation heritage found in Southern smoke houses, and finished with a Belgian yeast strain, this beer straddles both the Old and New World as interpreted through inspired collaboration.