Drinking craft beer is a great way to support local breweries—even better than leaving baskets of money in front of their doors once a month. Support your community with this Groupon.
$45 for one ticket to the Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, August 10, at 1 p.m. (a $50 value)
- Entry to beer festival
- Souvenir glass
- Unlimited craft-beer tastings
- One voucher for an upper-bowl ticket to a Predators home game, which will be picked up upon arrival at Craft Beer Festival<p>
Choose from the following games:
- Preseason game against the New York Islanders on Sunday, September 22, at 5 p.m.
- Preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, September 24, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, October 10, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, October 15, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, October 17, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m.<p>
Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival
On Saturday, August 10, the inaugural Nashville Predators Craft Beer Festival welcomes hockey fans and beer aficionados alike to a five-hour sampling session that showcases breweries from near and far. Visitors are entitled to unlimited tastings poured by more than 40 vendors, from Tennessee breweries such as Czann’s Brewing Company and Hap & Harry’s to further-flung beer-making mainstays that include New Belgium, Blue Moon, and Lagunitas. Rather than spending the event’s profits on gold-plated benches for the Predators’ locker room, proceeds from the event benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation and their efforts to support non-profit programs throughout Middle Tennessee.
On October 7, 2000, the Predators opened the season with a two-game series against the Pittsburgh Penguins just outside Tokyo, Japan. The series drew the largest crowds ever to witness hockey in the nation’s history.
But just two years prior, Nashville was the new kid on the NHL block. One of the final pieces of a massive expansion effort during the 1990s, the Predators became the 27th franchise in NHL history when they skated to a 1–0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on October 10, 1998. Like many new organizations and racehorses with four left hooves, Nashville stumbled out of the gate, missing the playoffs in each of its first five seasons. That futility came to a sudden halt in 2003-04, when the Predators made their first of four straight postseason appearances. The Predators continue their hot streak with a second consecutive shutout on Thursday night (Feb. 14, 2013) against the Coyotes, as they skate toward another fourth straight payoff appearance (their 8th in the last 9 seasons).