Meet Riverbend Malt House at the 2023 Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America

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NASHVILLE, TN Participants at the 2023 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) are invited to meet the Riverbend Malt House team at Booth 2333 at BrewExpo America where they can sample malt and learn more about the Asheville, North Carolina-based malting operation. This year’s conference will take place from May 7 to 11 at the Music City Center located at 201 Rep. John Lewis Way South. 

On Wednesday, May 10 catch Riverbend Co-Founder Brent Manning on the Building an Educational Beer Festival panel with Sharon Cheek of the Tennessee Brewers Guild, Matt Leff of Rhizome Productions Inc., and Nate Underwood of Harding House Brewing for a discussion about the Farm To Tap (FTT) campaign and festival series.

“Having CBC so close to us this year offers an exciting opportunity to connect our customers and our malt to the entire industry,” says Riverbend Malt House Co-Founder Brent Manning. “Craft malt from the Southeast has come a long way since the last time this event was held in Nashville. Every night we’ll be in a different spot highlighting different beers made with our malt and I couldn’t be more excited! Whether you are into lagers, smoked beers, or just want to get a taste of Southern terroir— we’ve got you covered.” 

Conference attendees and Nashville locals are invited to this lineup of events that Riverbend has in store to celebrate its Southeastern brewery customers during CBC week. 

Contact Emily Hutto at with media inquiries about Riverbend Malt House, or about media credentials for the Southern Lager Invitational. 


Funk Fest at Yazoo Brewing Company

Saturday, May 6; 12 – 5pm

This celebration of wild, sour, funky, and saisons (with a few crazy meads and delicious lagers) will feature Octatonic, a collaboration between Russian River, Allagash, Jester King, Green Bench, Bootleg Biology, Riverbend Malt and River Drive Cooperage will be available online and in the Taproom. Yazoo Brewing, Russian River Brewing Co., Allagash Brewing, Jester King Brewery, Green Bench Brewing, River Drive Cooperage, Bootleg Biology, and Riverbend Malt House. The beer spent twelve months aging on oak before blending and dry hopping. “It has been an honor to work with these fine folks and guardians of funk I look up to daily,” says Brandon Howard of Yazoo and the Embrace The Funk website. Thanks for trusting me with conducting this symphony of beer as we head into CBC.”

Tickets to Funk Fest are available here


Southern Lager Invitational at Harding House Brewing Co.

Sunday, May 7; 7 – 10pm 

Bootleg Biology, Harding House Brewing Co., and Riverbend Malt House have engaged the South’s leading tastemakers to craft their expressions of ‘Modern Southern Lager’ to kickoff the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) at Harding House Brewing Company in The Nations neighborhood of West Nashville. 

Harding House and several other craft breweries in the South are currently fermenting lagers made with Riverbend malt and unique yeast strains from Bootleg Biology—  including ARL: The Southern Lager Yeast— to serve at this innovative beer showcase that all CBC ticket holders are welcome to attend. Get the full brewery list here


Tennessee Grain Happy Hour at TennFold Brewing

Monday, May 8; 3 – 6pm 

TennFold Brewing will host a happy hour featuring $5 beers made with Tennessee grown grains at their tasting room on Monday afternoon. Beers on tap will include Crawdad Hole Lager released for the occasion, as well as selections from Common John Brewing and Soul and Spirits Brewing. Find details here


Asheville In Nashville at Fait La Force Brewing Co. 

Monday, May 8; 4 – 8pm

Head to Fait La Force Brewing for a special evening of cross state lines camaraderie featuring guest taps from Burial, DSSOLVR, Zillicoah Beer Company, Leveller Brewing Co., and Archetype Brewing. The evening’s festivities are presented by us and several other sponsors: Beer Marketeers, ProBrewer, Bounty Bev, Alpha Brew Ops, Stout Tanks & Kettles, Flottweg and CPE Systems. The Michael James Jackson Foundation will give a presentation at 4pm. More information is available here


Friends Of East Nashville Beer Works Collab Event at East Nashville Beer Works

Monday, May 8; 5 – 9pm

This collaboration event will showcase all the team brews East Nashville Beer Works has done this year leading up to CBC. The full list of collaborators can be found here.


Camp Rauchbier at Barrique Brewing Co. 

Tuesday, May 9; 4 – 10pm

Riverbend is also a proud sponsor of Camp Rauchbier at Barrique Brewing. Don’t miss the stellar lineup of smoked beers, Cabin Attic eats, Pints & Panels popup, and a recording of the This Week In Rauchbier podcast by John Holl. Find the brewery list here