Unwind with friends after the Awards Ceremony and get your goodbyes in at one of our closing event venues, generously sponsored by Fujitsu. Have a drink on us and get a glimpse of Nashville’s brewery and distillery scene before you begin your journey home.
So what’ll it be?
This year, Ignite attendees will be able to choose from two different venues. Attendees will be able to partake in a whiskey tasting and tour at the famous Corsair Distillery! Whiskey not your thing? Take a tour of the Jackalope Brewing Company’s facility and try out a few of their mythical beers. Light snacks will be provided at each venue.
These tours are free for all Ignite attendees.
Corsair’s innovative and adventurous spirits have won over 800 medals at national and international spirits competitions.
Founded by Nashville natives, Derek Bell and Andrew Webber, Corsair Distillery was the first craft distillery to grace Nashville since the Prohibition Era. Their spirits have been praised in publications like Food and Wine, Saveur, Imbibe, Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate, The Atlantic, Time Out New York, and Maxim.com.
On the tour you will be able to check out their brand new fermenters and mash cooker, three condensing stills, a custom-made 800 gallon Vendome pot still, whiskey bottling line, and barrel warehouse. In addition to this, you can hang out on their outdoor decks or enjoy a drink at the bar for spirit tastings and cocktails.
Tour includes a tasting of five craft spirits, chosen by your tour guide.
Jackalope Brewing Company
Finding a mythical Jackalope creature in the wild might only be slightly more difficult than coming across truly great beer. Luckily, the bar that shares the namesake offers some of the best craft beer that Nashville has to offer!
Originally a brainchild of two friends, Bailey Spaulding and Robyn Virbal, Jackalope Brewing Company was built with a mission: create a craft brewery that puts out delicious, creative beers while being an active force in the community. Jackalope opened their brewery doors on May 21, 2011, and the Jackalope team has been working nonstop to accomplish their mission ever since.
In 2013, Jackalope became the first Nashville craft brewery to can its beer. They distribute throughout Middle Tennessee, as well as Chattanooga and Memphis, and maintain a commitment to quality beer and community, all while having a little bit of fun.
Tour includes a pint glass, a tour of the brewery, and four samples of Jackalope brews.
Shuttles will begin leaving the conference hotel immediately following the Ignite 2019 Awards Reception. If you’d like to come with us, make sure you let us know ahead of time by checking ”yes” to the Closing Event attendance on the registration form. Those interested can expect a formal RSVP confirmation a few weeks before the event.
We hope you’ll come have a drink on us before your journey home!