Tessie Can Release #2


For the second straight month, Mile Wide Beer Co. rolled out a limited run of four-packs of the canned version of its Northeast IPA, Tessie, the legendary Louisville beer that keeps people coming back for more. Yet again, the taproom was buzzing, and four-packs were flying out the door.

In no time, co-owner Patrick Smith said, dozens of cases had been sold – the bar uses a ticketing system to keep the lines down – and if not for the state law limiting taproom sales to a maximum 288 ounces per day, per person, Mile Wide would have sold more.

Hey, it’s a tasty beer, with all the hop qualities you want, but a smoother, cleaner finish than many other American IPAs. The popularity of the beer nevertheless continues to amaze, especially given how fickle craft beer lovers can be as new fads come and go. Tessie doesn’t seem to be losing its appeal, despite the fact it’s no longer a “new” beer. Kudos to Mile Wide.