Puckett’s Gro. restaurants have a new beer offering produced at Nashville’s oldest craft brewery, Blackstone Brewing Company. The Helles style Lager will be featured as the “Puckett’s Brew” and is being distributed to the restaurants this week. It is the first lager that Blackstone has introduced to the market on this scale.
Several Blackstone beers have long been staples on Puckett’s Gro. menus, and their continual popularity inspired Claire Crowell, chief operating officer of Puckett’s parent company, A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., to pursue an even greater partnership.
“It was important to me that we find a quality beer that was not only crafted in our region, but also extremely accessible to our guests.” Crowell said. “The Helles Lager is a great bridge beer for people looking for something light and easy, but it's also well crafted. Lagers like this are an art, and there is little forgiveness for error like there is in more boldly or robustly flavored beers like IPAs or porters.”
The Helles Lager is light, with low bitterness and a crisp and pleasant malty flavor. Solinksy said his team settled on this recipe because it is well balanced and doesn’t have too strong of a flavor. This beer will pair well with just about anything on the menu, which makes it an easy sell when eating BBQ and fried chicken at Puckett’s.
The Helles Lager will be available on draft only at Puckett’s Gro. Restaurants in Franklin, Nashville, and Columbia, and will not be sold in stores.
For more information, go to www.puckettsgrocery.com.