The name ‘Tanasi’ comes from a Native American village located in eastern Tennessee during the 1700’s. It is the namesake for the state of Tennessee. Some believe it means 'meeting place'. Tanasi Brewing & Supplies Owner and Head Brewer Clinton Sallee said, "That is Tanasi Brewing & Supplies – a meeting place for all to feel welcome. We also want to show our love and respect for Tennessee, the people, as well as the area’s rich Native American culture."
Mr. Sallee recently moved to Chattanooga from the Tampa Bay area. He purchased the business formerly known as the Brew Market & Beer Garden, rebranding as Tanasi Brewing & Supplies. Mr. Sallee is an Army veteran and while stationed in Tennessee, fell in love with the state and always wanted to return. During many trips to Tennessee over the years, he narrowed in on Chattanooga for many reasons – a few being the vast availability of outdoor activities, the friendly people, and a real sense of community. Since moving here and now having taken over the business, he has been overwhelmed with the kindness and support from the community.
Mr. Sallee has been home brewing since 2011, and a professional brewer since 2014 where he was head brewer at two breweries in Florida. During his career, he has brewed over 600 batches, with over 180 beers in his portfolio. He enjoys traveling the world and learning about different brewing styles. He specializes in traditional German and American beer styles and is working to get all 10 taps filled with Tanasi Brewing’s own beer brewed on site. He is also adding hard seltzers to the lineup.
Tanasi Brewing & Supplies is the only home brew supply store in Chattanooga. They supply all the necessary supplies to make your own beer, as well as wine. Mr. Sallee said he also enjoys helping people create their own personalized recipes and walking them through the process. With a tap room, brewery, home brew supply market, outdoor beer garden & enclosed dog park – Tanasi Brewing & Supplies has something for everyone, said Mr. Sallee.
The location is also the home base for the newly formed Chattanooga Urban Brewers Guild Home Brew Club. They meet on the second Sunday of each month to go over educational topics and will start doing group brew days soon.
Tanasi Brewing & Supplies is open for business Thursday through Sunday right now, with the hopes of increasing the hours of operation in the future. At the direction of the Hamilton County mayor, it is following the COVID mask and other mandates but have plenty of space inside and outside to spread out for social distancing. It is located two miles from downtown Chattanooga, right across from the river. The location is popular with bicyclists and hikers taking advantage of the Riverwalk. There is an entrance directly across the street from its location.