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Craft Cidery Heading for Wedgewood-Houston; Eighth & Roast Partners With Sinema Co-Owners

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The future home of Diskin Cider in We-Ho
The future home of Diskin Cider in We-Ho
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WEDGEWOOD-HOUSTON - Owners of Diskin Cider, what would be Middle Tennessee's first commercial craft cidery, are under contract on a warehouse at the currently under construction Six10 Merritt at The Finery mixed use project. Slated to open by mid-2017, owners Adam Diskin and Todd Evans plan to offer three gluten-free hard ciders in bottles and two in cans. [Nashville Post]

MELROSE - Sam and Ed Reed, part of the ownership team for Sinema and The Hook, earlier today announced a partnership with Eighth & Roast that includes part ownership of the coffeehouse and roastery. No specific details are provided as to what this new venture could mean for Eighth & Roast in the future. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN - Clarksville-based Lasater's Coffee is expanding to downtown Nashville, setting up their eighth location in the Bank of America building on Union Street. Projected to open by this summer, the new shop will serve a variety of coffee, tea, smoothies, sandwiches and wraps. [The Leaf-Chronicle]

THE GULCH - Jackalope Brewing Co. is about to turn five, and to celebrate they're throwing a party and debuting five new beers. This Saturday, April 23, starting at noon, they plan to throw the doors to the brewery open and debut new brews Agave Champagne Wheat Ale, Fennario India Pale Ale, Hops Goes the Weasel India Pale Lager, Deer Antler Series: Bearwalker (aged in a 1792 barrel) and Hefeweizen. The brewery will also have food trucks, games and ticket giveaways as part of the anniversary celebration. [EaterWire]