Xul Beer Co. won. In Knoxville it won the Best Beer Festival in the United States. How can you make it number 1

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Xul Beer Company has been on the road to expansion, expanding its downtown taproom to take over the space previously occupied by Geezers and Opening a second space in Hardin ValleyIn addition to attracting the attention of beer lovers due to its content PB&J mixtape Fruitful sour.

Now, Xul is on her way to gaining national recognition, this time for the Kill the Lights beer festival. Kill the Lights is one of 20 beer festivals vying for the title of best in the country in a USA TODAY People’s Top 10 Picks vote.

“It’s absolutely amazing,” said Bentley Blackshear, co-owner and director of brewing operations. “We feel good about being on that list and thinking about the best beer festival. For us to be neck and neck with the Great American Beer Festival (in Denver, Colorado), it’s crazy.”

Blackshear confirmed Kill the Lights will be back this year; It is scheduled for October 26.

“Beer festivals not only provide attendees with the opportunity to sample many types of brews (sometimes rare and one-offs), but they also allow beer enthusiasts to meet their favorite brewers, taste food pairings, and learn all about beer and brewing,” the States wrote. United States of America Today.

Xul fans can vote once per day until voting ends at noon on February 26. The top ten winners will be announced on March 8. Kill the Lights is in fourth place as of February 2.

Kill the Lights is for those who like their beer festivals, the survey says.

“Started in 2022, this event brings together more than 60 different breweries in one place, with tents set up in the parking lot and warehouses,” USA Today said, adding that Xul “provides the music, food, and all the beer cheer needed to make this one of those events.” “Home for serious beer geeks seeking to drink the best of the best.”

Liz Kellar is a reporter for Tennessee Connect. Email liz.kellar@knoxnews.com.

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This article originally appeared on the Knoxville News Sentinel: Knoxville brewery Xul Kill the Lights is nominated for Best Beer Festival

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