America’s craft beer scene didn’t start to brew until the 1970s, well over a decade from when Wilma Rudolph won Olympic Gold, or when Jimi Hendrix trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne. It would take another couple of decades before Blackhorse Pub and Brewery held the gate door open to Clarksville’s current flood of craft beer. With seven breweries presently pouring and a couple more to open before the close of 2019, this is one flood welcomed with open arms of its citizens. The three breweries to pull the latest pints in town are Evill Nash Brewing Company, Kings Bluff Brewery and Gladiator Brewery. Walk into any of the three destinations and you’re likely to enjoy a taste or two, but hopefully also understand this unique sense of place Clarksville’s newest trailblazers are creating. Here are their stories –– a testament of how Clarksville’s heartbeat resonates with community.