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Our brewery and tasting room is open 7 days a week & LOCATED at
903 Main Street in East nashville, tn.

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We set ourselves up specifically to be able to provide a dynamic selection of beer. Having a small brewing system supported by an army of fermenters and aging vessels means the next time you and your friends visit, there will be a new beer to try. It will allow us to experiment with all the new hop varieties (we like hops here), different yeast strains (we also are fond of yeast, we must keep it happy) and different processes. Our taproom is designed to be welcoming rather you're alone with a book or want a comfortable, fun, non-pressure environment for a large group. 



We set ourselves up specifically to be able to provide a dynamic selection of beer. Having a small brewing system supported by an army of fermenters and aging vessels means the next time you and your friends visit, there will be a new beer to try. It will allow us to experiment with all the new hop varieties (we like hops here), different yeast strains (we also are fond of yeast, we must keep it happy) and different processes. That said, we strive to continuously improve our beers, so you will likely see two or three beers on tap more often than not; Smith & Lentz is all about a dry, aromatic IPA and a German-Pils.

Food trucks/pop-ups


Sat      8/26                Roadhouse Grille (BBQ)

Sat.     9/2                  Roadhouse Grille (BBQ)

Th       9/7                  Smokin' Bowls (Ramen)

Sun    9/10                Chapman's II


Interested food vendor?  Hit me up at


First annual  pinewood beer derby

Join us Sept 10th at 5pm for Nashville's first annual Pinewood Beer Derby Fundraiser. That is right folks, Pinewood Derby cars just like boy scouts! Every brewery in town, as well as other participating businesses will be building their own cars and we are going to race them at the brewery after the Titans game. The track will be set up inside and contestants will be judged on the speed and style of their car. All of the proceeds will benefit Alive Hospice, a non-profit organization that assists families with end of life services. Scott from Chapman II will be with us as well serving up some delicious sandwiches. This event is open to the public and will be a great deal of fun! Come out and watch some of your favorite businesses in town race, and likely, drink too much!  Involved businesses:

Jackalope -Black Abbey-Yazoo-Southern Grist-Fat Bottom-Mantra Artisan Ales-Mayday Brewing-Tailgate Brewery-East Nashville Beer Works-Rock Bottom Brewery-Mill Creek Brewing Co.-The Village Pub-The Hop Stop-Butchertown Hall-The Pharmacy-The Flying Saucer-Craft Brewed-The Filling Station-Bounty Beverage-The Picnic Tap-Old Gas Station-Hops & Crafts-Rudies Seafood & Sausage-12 South Taproom-51 North Taproom-5 Points Pizza-Honky Tonk Brewery-Little Harpeth-Bearded Iris-New Heights-TN Brew Works-Czanns Brewery-Corsairs-Blackstone Brewery-Woodland Wine Merchant

oktoberfest party

Join us Sept 16th for Smith & Lentz 2nd annual Oktoberfest Party, tapping at noon! Just like last year, you'll be toasting 1 Litre Souvenir Steins: $20 filled with 2017 Festbier! $10 refills and you keep the glass. We will again grill beer brats on the patio. And hammerschlagen will return! Starting at 9pm, it's time to get weird at our Euro Discotheque party. Stay tuned for photographic examples of appropriate dance party attire.

Brew & View #9 (9/7 6:30pm Reservoir dogs, 8pm Pulp fiction)

Movies, free popcorn and delicious craft beer! That is what we are brewing up at Smith & Lentz taproom. Join us the first THURSDAY of every month for two back to back motion pictures with sound on our 120" projector screen. Admission is free. The movies are selected from our suggestion box each month.



Hayden Miles Worn and Withered series is a collection of small prints pulled from his sketch book "Most are digital prints of ink drawings. These were what was in the sketch book. I used to sketch everything before hand and then go over with pen but I decided to start with pen this time. If I screwed up a line I was stuck with it. Not only did that make me more cautious, it also made for more damaged looking characters and objects. Worn down and withered, something I never had any interest in depicting. Some drawings I had an idea of in my head. Some would start out as a squiggly line. The other pieces are all line cut prints."

Adam Hale has taken the Nashville local artist scene by storm with his explosive first series,“Disestablished,” in which the artist underscores a challenging view of the status quo of corporate America. This collection vividly depicts the whimsical “Bunny Man” characters that, although endearing, offer a sobering perspective of consumerism in our culture.While continuing to build the “Disestablished” series, Hale has simultaneously constructed his latest expression, a compilation of classic, Hollywood Monsters entitled “Misunderstood.” “I have always been able to relate to Monsters. Whether they are innocent or villainous, they often seem to get a lot of negative press. I imagine them as “regular folks,” like the same people you see in a high school yearbook. We can reflect on them as “good guys” or “jerks,” but ultimately we are relating to an aspect of ourselves. 


EVERY SINGLE WEDNESDAY exercise your gut with roaring laughter at our open comedy.  Sign up is at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.  Don't be shy!  Drink beer and tell some jokes.  Fly Boy's food truck will be here serving up that classically hip cuisine!





Kurt Smith

Kurt Smith’s affinity for craft beers developed early, after a family friend brought a six pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to Kurt’s Wisconsin home on a hot summer day. For Kurt, that first bottle of craft beer signaled a tasty alternative to the products of America’s mainstream brewers, seemingly crafted more to avoid offending, rather than to impress, their customers.

A few years later, while Kurt earned his degree at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, he came to recognize that the Twin Cities’ home-town brewers were accomplishing more than just making complex and interesting beers; they were also building and sustaining a sense of community. A semester in Prague further inspired Kurt’s dream to help foster a craft-beer culture in the United States and, as an outgrowth, to contribute to more vibrant, dynamic cities.

Later, while living in Austin, Kurt studied the science of beer making and became a passionate home brewer, often crafting three or more batches per week, in part to keep multiple yeast strains alive and happy. Kurt’s hobby not only took up more and more of his time; it also consumed an increasing share of his living space, with fermentation and serving refrigerators occupying the lion’s share of his 650-square-foot house.

Over time he learned to modify his brewing method to capitalize on Austin’s often sweltering temperatures by using summertime heat to incubate wild strains of Lactobacillus bacteria, useful in crafting sour beers. Kurt also volunteered regularly at local Austin breweries, where he noted the passion and collegial spirit shared among professional brewers and the regular customers who visited their tasting rooms.

Kurt eventually found his way to a more “traditional” job traveling to all corners of Texas and around the world as an environmental and risk consultant. However, he took advantage of the experiences there to develop management skills while being able to work towards something of his own. Still home brewing, he lugged corny kegs and gas tanks around to share the beer, friends and coworkers questioned his priorities for not making a living off beer. 

Eventually, Kurt met Adler Lentz, whose extensive experience in craft brewing perfectly complemented Kurt’s business acumen, and the two relocated to Nashville and formed the Smith & Lentz partnership.


Adler Lentz

Adler Lentz traces his love of brewing back to 2004, when, at the ripe age of 18, he embarked on a six-month adventure through Europe. While staying with family friends in Holland, Adler was introduced to the art of home brewing, and, with his first pint, was smitten by the chemical process that magically turned a mixture of water, grain, hops, and yeast into an infinitely drinkable beverage. 

Once he returned home to Wisconsin, Adler cultivated his home-brewing skills before he set out to build his avocation into a professional career, and he determined to learn about all aspects of the brewer’s craft. He began his apprenticeship as assistant brewer at a small brewpub in Milwaukee, where he learned the basics of commercial brewing.

From there he moved to San Diego, where, as a brewing equipment installer, he mastered the hardware side of the beer-making process. For years, Adler’s “installs” led him to points across the country—and even to a few foreign nations—where he built systems for start-up breweries ranging from modest neighborhood pubs hoping to serve their own customers to larger commercial ventures whose products would see regional, national and even international distribution.  

Eventually, Adler grew weary of the road and decided to set down roots so he could pursue a career crafting the beverages he had long facilitated from the equipment side of things. He accepted the position as head brewer for a startup brewery in Austin, Texas.

During his tenure as head brewer, Adler extended his expertise and honed his beer-making skills, particularly in the development of innovative recipes, cellaring techniques, and radical aging methods. His efforts bore fruit. The brewery’s craft beers grew in popularity and gained market share among Austin’s beer connoisseurs and won top honors at international brewing competitions.

Adler’s years in Texas paid other dividends as well, providing Adler with the know-how and confidence to launch his own commercial venture. In early 2014, he relocated to Nashville where he and business partner Kurt Smith established the Smith & Lentz brand



903 Main St.
Nashville, TN


M-W 4p-10p
Thur 4p-11p
F-Sat 12p-11p
Sun 12p-8p


We encourage walking, biking, alternative transportation (bus routes 26, 30, 56 drop near our brewery), uber/taxi, or carpooling. 
Parking is available in front of our building, as well as marked parallel and diagonal spots on our property adjacent to 9th Avenue.

Please do not park in private lots of other establishments.

If you park on neighborhood streets, please respect our neighbors. Do NOT block driveways or park in grass.

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