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Cool Springs Brewery
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 32
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
600A Frazier Dr
phone: (615) 503-9626
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped in for beers on a Tuesday when they opened at 11.
Stop #395 on my world brewery tour.
Important to note the their head brewer (recently?) came from Twisted Pine Brewery in Boulder. The owner of Cool Springs recruited him and has given him creative license to do what he wants. Very adventurous for the mid south. He's doing some very nice hopped pale and IPA's. He's also a big Saison fan and had a black Saison which was pretty good (not a huge fan of roaster malt Saison's). My favorite was the American Pale hopped with Cascade, Centennial, and Citra. The IPA had Falconer's Flight which I'm less of a fan of.
Had a flight with Kolsch, Berliner Weiss (with raspberry and watermelon syrups), Amber, Pale, IPA, Stout, and Black Saison.
Bartender was super nice and did her best to describe the beers. Brewery is right next to the bar and I spent 20 minutes during my visit chatting with him.
Well worth the short drive down from Nashville to Franklin.
10-02-2013 14:53:51 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place needs new reviews given they have a new brewmaster. Liked the atmosphere, up to date furnishings with a small stage with a Simon and Garfunkel type playing. Staff seemed very attentive and enthusiastic and the pizza was above average.
Now to the good part. The brewer seems to be very experimental with a ginger hop bomb available with 152 IBUs. I showed up too late for their amber that was running through a Randal filled with bacon and cocoa nibs. Had their espresso stout and everything seems solid.
09-22-2012 20:49:00 |
More by harperman69
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$
Cool Springs is located in a strip mall near Franklin TN. The inside is very open and has a sports pub feel. They have a smaller bar near the TV's.
I was there on a Tuesday night and the service was poor. While I was greeted at the door, the bartender took forever to get me a beer. Again, could have been a bad night.
The beer itself was okay. I liked the fact that they were doing Alt's and Kolsch's. However, they were average. Since it was TN, I know they have to cater to the Macro crowd. However, having several Macro's on tap was oof putting.
Overall, I would not reccomend this place. If lived in Franklin, I'm sure I would visit this place. However, for an out of town business traveler I think you can find better choices in downtown Franklin or Nashville.
04-06-2012 13:37:21 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
Tried this brewpub since I was in the area for early Christmas shopping and I am always on the lookout for local brewpubs.
As other reviewers have noted the floor plan is open with brewing equipment in view and a sports pub atmosphere. These are all fine with me, but the noise level was too high and the live entertainment did not fit the acoustics of the room.
The website does list several interesting sounding brews but there were only four listed on the beer menu and one of them was not available. I tried both the Porter and their Jackhammer Ale, which was listed as a German Maibock style beer. I really wanted to like and enjoy both of these beers but found them both to be lacking in flavor and depth. The thought "weak and watery" came to mind for both beers.
The website also said they served a New York style pizza which is my favorite style of pizza. Again they seemed to fall short as the dough was way too thin (more like a flat-bread) and slightly undercooked.
On the plus side, the service was outstanding and the prices were very reasonable.
As another reviewer pointed out; they don't seem to have faith in their own brews. This is the first brewpub I have ever been in that also had Miller Lite on tap!
Overall, if you like good pizza and good beer, this may not be the place for you. I may have visited them on a bad night, but I will not be returning.
11-20-2011 05:15:37 |
More by gerite
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$
The atmosphere was pretty standard. Nothing special but still sort of neat having a brewery here in Cool Springs.
The beer was decent. Not the best Ive ever had but certainly good. I tried the IPA and I was impressed. I like the fact that its local.
The service was pretty standard. Staff is friendly and caring. They seemed to make sure we had a good visit. They didn't seem to have the selection that I was looking for but they did have a few.
The menu looked decent, however I did not eat as I ate previously. The price wasn't unreasonable either.
Overall, I am really glad to have a place like this here in Franklin. I think we could use some more beer friendly places in town and hopefully someday we will have more. But for now, I am happy. Thanks CSB!
04-10-2011 23:43:19 |
More by TheZakOne
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
CS has a very open floor plan, with brewery equipment in site. There is a huge sports bar vibe, interupted only by the scent of brewing beer. While I don't mind macros being sold at a brewpub, it did bother me that they have macro specials. Have some faith in your own brews!
While the website lists several brews, they seem to only have four on at a time. They also carry the basic macros and micros. I only had the pale ale, which wasn't all that great.
The service was good, the server checked on us frequent enough without being annoying.
Got the lunch buffet. Decent food, but nothing outstanding. While I would do it again, I would never suggest going there again.
04-03-2010 03:22:08 |
More by JamesS
Cool Springs Brewery in Franklin, TN
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