Hap Motlow, of the legendary Jack Daniel family from Lynchburg, TN, used to tell his friend Harry Lipman, “To make great whiskey, you gotta make great beer.” As the first distributor of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey after the repeal of prohibition, Harry passed this lesson down through the generations of Lipmans, who still remain in the beverage alcohol business to this day. Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beers honor the friendship these two men shared over a half-century ago. It can been seen in the care we take in brewing every batch, and tasted in every satisfying drop. Cheers to great friends and great beer!
It was a win-win situation for the United States Federal Government, which collected 258 million dollars in alcohol taxes after the repeal. Beer for the people!
Great Friends, Great Beer
Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beers is a tribute to Hap Motlow, of the legendary Jack Daniel family, and Harry Lipman, a patriarch of the Middle Tennessee wholesale company that still distributes Jack Daniel’s products.
Haps on Taps! Market Debut
Craft beer lovers had the first opportunity to taste Hap & Harry’s on tap when it was first released at “Taste of Music City” in Nashville. Robert Lipman and his daughter, Margaret, were among the first to raise a glass.
Grand opening of Music City Taps at Bridgestone Arena
Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beers, along with Yazoo Brews, were the first locally brewed craft beers available at Bridgestone Arena. The Music City Taps bar, located near Section 119, is legendary for serving up fresh cold beer to the hundreds of thousands event go-ers every year.
Bottled & Brewed
Hap & Harry’s was originally bottled at Yazoo Brewery in Nashville under terms of a contract agreement. As the craft beer business began to boom, Hap & Harry’s needed more space to brew
Cans are all the Craze
Previously only available in kegs and bottles in three major regions of Tennessee (Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville), Hap & Harry’s debut 12oz cans of Tennessee Lager and Tennessee Ale.
Brewery Means Business
As the Hap & Harry’s brand grew, the space and equipment required for brewing grew too. Hap & Harry’s moved operations to a new facility comprising of 27,000 square feet in The Nations.
A True Classic
The Hap & Harry’s team grew by one with the purchase of a 1949 Chevy 3600. Similar to the care and effort that is put into beer making, Pops quickly evolved from a summertime project to part of the Hap & Harry’s family.
Cheers to Collaboration
A special collaboration between two Nashville originals: Grammy award-winning artists Kings of Leon and Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beer. The two partnered to produce a limited-edition release called Revelry, an Amber Ale.