July 21, 2017
Major change is afoot at the Metro Nashville Beer Board.
After several years of dedicated service, longtime Beer Board Chair Anne Arney "retired." Like most Tennessee beer boards, Nashville's board is lead by volunteers, appointed by the mayor.
Brian Taylor was elected chair by the board at the June 28, 2017 meeting.
Executive Director Jackie Eslick, the head honcho of the paid staff, moved to another Metro position. Benton McDonough has been tapped Interim Director. For betting types, odds are good Mr. McDonough's position will become permanent.
We thank Ms. Arney and Ms. Eslick for serving the Metro Beer Board all these years.
Liquor licensing experts like consistency. Tell us how to get a license and we can follow a predictable road map to obtain the approvals to stock the bar.
But change is inevitable and licensing specialists have to be adept. Taylor Swift celebrates the skills of licensing stars in mega-hit "Shake it Off"
I never miss a beat, I'm lightning on my feet
And that's what they don't see, that's what they don't see
I'm dancing on my own, I make the moves up as I go
And that's what they don't know, that's what they don't know
So far though, we like what we see.