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A new downtown Johnson City coffee shop has been approved to sell beer.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Johnson City Beer Board voted Tuesday night to grant a new downtown business its beer license.

Blue’s Brews began as an Airstream serving hot beverages like coffee, but the business will now have some colder and harder options.

Blue’s Brews opened its new brick-and-mortar location at 109 Cherry Street. Prior to its grand opening celebration on Saturday, the owners had applied for the license to offer more choices to customers.

Beer taps stand at the ready inside Blue’s Brews new location. Photo: WJHL

“Why don’t we just

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Three hundred beer crates form furnishings of Fatface Coffee shop

Bottle-green beer crates are stacked to construct a long counter and matching stools in this pop-up coffee shop in Shenyang, China, designed by architecture practice Baicai.

Installed in the city’s Window Gallery for a month, the pop-up shop belongs to local cafe Fatface Coffee. Its interior makes use of 300 beer cases to create a central bar and stools with cork seat pads.

Interior image of a person sat at the counter at Shenyang cafe Fatface coffee
Shenyang’s Fatface Coffee pop-up uses beer crates as furniture

Shortlisted in the small interiors category of the 2022 Dezeen Awards, the design hopes to merge Shenyang’s love of beer with its emerging coffee culture.

“Shenyang is a

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Honeybee coffee shop expanding with West Knoxvill beer brewery

Norris Hill is an avid consumer of Knoxville craft beer, not a creator.

But since starting Honeybee Coffee in 2017, he has envisioned a brewery as part of his business model. He just needed to find the right brewer.

Enter veteran home-brewer Steve Dedman who showed up unannounced at Hill’s South Knoxville coffee shop in February 2020 to introduce himself and his vision.

“Basically, we had an entity in search of a brewery and a brewery in search of an entity,” Dedman told Knox News. “And we just got together, and it worked out really well.”

Hill is re-branding the

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Maplewood’s Tapped Features Self-Pour Beer, Wood-Fired Pizzas, Appetizers and More | Food

In Maplewood, Tapped officially reopened in May, featuring a self-pour system with up to two dozen taps, from which guests can sample as much or as little of locally focused selections of craft beer, wine and cider as desired.

The zymurgic oasis, which debuted in 2017, comes from St. Louis natives Ryan and Lindsay Reel. Beyond the self-pour system, Tapped features canned cocktails, as well as a wood-burning oven, and a full kitchen and offers pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches and more.


The dining/drinking area seats roughly 50 guests and features a wall full of

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