Holiday Hops 2021 Day 7: Yazoo – Big Pepé Cinnamon Stout & Exit/In Lager


Its Twofer Tuesday here at Lightning 100! DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff are back for a special episode featuring two beers from Yazoo. Keeping it local, they’ve got the seasonal Big Pepé Cinnamon Stout, followed by the 50th anniversary Exit/In Lager.

First up is the Big Pepé, which is a barrel aged imperial milk stout. This beer is distilled and produced by Pennington Distilling Company in The Nations. Aged in local, fresh Davidson reserve whisky barrels, this beer has been in the barrel for about six months. It comes in at 10% ABV, which is partly due to the beer, and partly because of the aging process.

Up front, you really get a good taste of the cinnamon, followed by the whisky in the back end. It’s not an overpowering cinnamon flavor, and it’s actually quite pleasant. It’s a delicious imperial stout that makes for the perfect holiday beer. If your lactose intolerant, you’ll want to be careful with this one since it’s a milk stout. Since it’s made with lactose sugar, you might just pass this one along to your friends.

Next up, we’ve got the special Exit/In Lager to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Nashville wouldn’t be what it is today without a venue like Exit/In, so this is a great way to pay homage to the venue. At first look, the label is a replication of the walls of the venue, covered in artists that have played shows in the past.

It’s a Mexican lager, coming in at 5% ABV, making it the perfect beer for a concert. This one is easy drinking and you’ll want to have it in your hand while watching your favorite artist. This may be one that goes past the holiday season and makes a permanent spot here in Nashville. One thing we know for sure is that it’s definitely going in Matt’s fridge.

Both of these beers come in 16 oz cans and can be found at The Taproom in Madison, as well as your finer beer retailers. Of course, you can also purchase the Exit/In Lager at the venue.

Get the full scoop in the episode linked below. After you’re done, catch up on all things brews at thanks to Rhizome Productions and Lipman Brothers!

Looking for more suggestions? Look no further! Holiday Hops is happening now through December 17th. You can tune in right here at Lightning 100 Monday through Friday at 6:30 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. If you just can’t wait, you can also listen on demand at! Thanks for celebrating with us and Happy Holidays!