The Story

As we have chased our quest of developing a unique brand of beers for a unique community, these three words have come to mean more to us than anything else. We have a true passion for the craft that has led us to discover new relationships, ideas, philosophies, and a sense of community unlike anything before. People that we have met and places that we have traveled have shaped who we are, and who we want to be. After all, we are but tiny fragments of the relationships we've held, bonded by the joy of life, love, and beer.


The same truths can be spoken about beer. Beer can be wrought and concocted to represent the individuality of the people who have influenced it. In this journey, we long to share our venture of beer with the dedicated, energetic, newcomers and new ideas, to develop a style as exceptional as Chattanooga. outgoing, and eccentric people that have supported us from the start, as well as the newcomers and new ideas, to develop a style as exceptional as chattanooga.


For the life. love. and happiness of beer.

-Jake Raulston

The Building

The foundry building next to the First Tennessee Pavilion is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in Chattanooga, built around 1875 by the Wasson Car Works, a manufacturing company that built railway cars in Chattanooga from 1873-1885.


The company employed 250 workers and could manufacture eight freight cars and 64 car wheels per day. Wasson built open trolley cars for the first Incline to Point Park. The site was purchased by the Ross Meehan Foundry in 1889 and operated continuously until 1986.


In 2017 the building was put out to bid by cornerstones historic preservation. We stepped up  to the challenge to convert the trolley car factory into a 11,000 sqft indoor-outdoor brewery bringing good beer and good food to the good people of Chattanooga.

The Foundry


© 2018 by Naked River Brewing Co. 
1791 Reggie White Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37408