September is a special month in the year. The heat of summer has lessened slightly, and spending an entire afternoon in the sun does not seem blatantly suicidal.
This coincides quite beautifully with the launch of the college football season, a magical time when folks enjoy barbecued food and a few good beers prior to watching the spectacular exertions of gifted college athletes, all while comfortably ensconced in a stadium seat. September is for school chants, good-natured ribbing, heartbreaking losses and skin-of-the-teeth victories.
At this special time of the year, I present my list of the 10 Best Craft Beer/College Football Towns. The list takes into consideration the presence of only two things: a college football team and good locally produced beer.
10. Knoxville, Tenn.