Franklin Brewery moves beer production to Murfreesboro


After creating and serving culinary-inspired beers in Franklin for four years, Mantra Artisan Ales moved their beer production to Hop Springs in Murfreesboro.

What started as a side project for former Cool Springs Brewery head brewer Derrick Morse has now grown into a global beverage company with three separate brands that have grown beyond Franklin’s location.

Starting September 1, Mantra Artisan Ales will be moving from its Franklin space to focus entirely on the new 83-acre beer park and new state-of-the-art brewing facility in Murfreesboro known as Hop Springs. As part of the move, Mill Creek Brewing Co., of Nolensville, will take over the space, expand its tap room presence to the Franklin area, and use the additional brewing capacity as a test kitchen for experimental beers. and specialty. The move marks the opening of Mill Creek Brewing’s third valve room and second production facility and will make it the only distribution production brewery operating in Williamson County.

Since its inception in early 2015, the Life is Brewing team has expanded its small craft brewery to include three different beer brands (Mantra Artisan Ales, Steel Barrel Brewing and Humulus Project) and two locations, including Franklin Location and Hop Springs. .

Morse shared more about the decision to move Mantra to Murfreesboro on Facebook: “With a heavy heart, we have decided to close our Franklin site. After many sleepless nights on the decision. The entire LIB team decided to move our sour beer production to Hop Springs to consolidate our efforts at the new Murfreesboro site. This means we will be shutting down the Mantra faucet room in conjunction with moving all sour beer production to Hop Springs. “

The creation of Mantra began with a partnership with celebrity chef and restaurateur Maneet Chauhan and her husband Vivek Deora, who are still part of the parent company, Life is Brewing Bev Co. Life is Brewing CEO Mark Jones was one of the driving forces behind the expansion of the new complex located on the John Bragg Freeway between Murfreesboro and Woodbury which includes hiking trails, disc golf and big plans for more activities.

“We are very happy with how the community has already embraced this facility since we opened our doors and we are excited to continue to host more events and provide more good times to people across central Tennessee. . “

The Life is Brewing team behind the scenes at Mantra will now transition from the original 15-barrel brewing system to an all-new, state-of-the-art 60 barrel brewing system capable of brewing over 125,000 barrels per year . Executive Vice President of Sales Jay Martin said, “The difference between these two breweries is more than just capacity. The new installation will allow us to maintain a constant flow of our offers throughout the year on the market as well as to get back to experimenting with new beers that will be offered in the tasting room and in the next beer gardens during the MTSU football matches. “

About Life is Brewing and Hop Springs

Life is Brewing is a craft beverage and consultancy company founded by the team behind Mantra Artisan Ales that brews culinary-inspired and true sour beers under the Mantra Artisan Ales brand, clean beers true to style under the Steel brand. Barrel Brewing, and experimental IPAs under the Humulus Project brand. Steel Barrel Brewing in Hop Springs is now open with tap-room hours seven days a week and a series of events and concerts take place each week. Hop Springs ins located at 6790 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro TN 37127. www.hopspringstn.com


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