Hap and Harry’s Tennessee Lager

Featured Contributor:  Rick Fenwick  Rick@fenwickkoller.com

Drinking craft brew is fun. Part of the fun is seeing the creativity of the brewers with the names, labels, and even ingredients. When I drink a craft beer, I like to see the bottle and the label. I also like to read the story that comes with the beer. It is all part of the fun. When I think of Tennessee, the first association with food and beverages that comes to mind is Tennessee whiskey, like Jack Daniels. The R.S. Lipman Company had fun with this as well with their Hap and Harry’s Tennessee lager and ale. Their label resembles a Tennessee whiskey label.


There is also a story with Hap and Harry. Hap Motlow was with the Jack Daniel family from Lynchburg and was friends with Harry Lipman and Lipman was the first distributor of Jack Daniels whiskey following prohibition – Our Story.  Doing some research, the beer is brewed by Yazoo for R.S. Lipman Company and Yazoo is a microbrewery with some great beer.


Hap and Harry’s is an American lager with some class. It is a light beer, clear, and golden in color with a good taste. It was great while watching the Red Wings! My son liked it too. I liked their tag line, which was consistent with the theme: “Great Friends, Great Beer.” Next, I need to try the ale. Hap_Harry_glass2

Hap and Harry’s Lager factoids:
ABV 5.4%
IBUs 14
Calories 164

Rick Fenwick, Ph.D.

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Rick Fenwick

Rick is a consultant in training and development at Fenwick Koller Associates and a college professor in Industrial and organizational psychology. He likes following the local professional sports teams.

Rick Fenwick, Ph.D.