Nashville's newest microbrewery is nearly ready to open its doors and debut the first batch of Fat Bottom brews. "I'm a little frightened, but I'm excited," said Ben Bredesen, the owner and operator of Fat Bottom Brewery. "I think we'll pack the house."Bredesen, son of former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen, rented an industrial space in the Fluffo Mattress Warehouse located in east Nashville. He started the business in earnest in the spring of 2011, but said this has been a dream of his ever since he began making home brews in his backyard four years ago."Beer is my passion, so it was pretty exciting to make the decision to move on and do this," Bredesen told Nashville's News 2. Fat Bottom has some serious competition with other local microbreweries, such as Yazoo and Jackalope, but Bredesen said the breweries feel more like friends than foes. He believes craft beers are also well positioned for the future. "Macro beers are down, but craft beers are up 12 to 14%. People are definitely moving their drinking habits away from big macro brewery beers to craft beers," Bredesen explained. Fat Bottom will welcome the public at the grand opening on Friday, August 17.