In Tennessee to brew beers higher than 5% by weight you have to obtain a distillery license, a lengthy and expensive process.
It seems our Tennessee legislature is taking backwards steps, steps that limit high-gravity brewing in Tennessee to only THREE locations across the state. Something else seems fishy about this too, as if someone is trying to manipulate laws to prevent free competition. THEY ARE VOTING TODAY
A good article explaining this current situation is:
All breweries in Tennessee should be able to brew high gravity beers.
Depot Street Brewing