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Beer enthusiasts use ground-penetrating radar to locate Nashville historic beer cellars

May 8, 2019

On May 13 & 14, local brewery historian Scott R. Mertie and Vanderbilt University Anthropology Professor John Janusek will utilize ground-penetrating radar equipment in an attempt to rediscover long-lost beer cellars and tunnels dug under Sixth Avenue South

Nashville. Football. Beer

April 25, 2019

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: We are honored Sports Illustrated highlighted Nashville Original Lager in their 2019 NFL Draft (Beer) Guide.

Tracing Nashville’s German brewing heritage

April 30, 2018

CRAFT BEER: Most of us know that unsettled conditions in Europe in the early 19th century caused many Europeans to immigrate to the United States. We also know that many of these immigrants brought their trade skills to help shape the framework of our country. One of these trades was the art of brewing.

History Lesson: Nashville’s Oldest Brewery

May 13, 2017

TENNESSEE CRAFT BEER: Dating back to 1859, the Nashville Brewing Company had to stop production after just two years due to the Civil War. The brewery eventually reopened but by then had changed names and owners numerous times. In 1890 it became the Moerlein-Gerst Brewing Company, and in 1893 William Gerst purchased controlling interest and renamed it the William Gerst Brewing Company.

Collecting breweriana leads to collecting a brewery

May 10, 2017

BEER CANS & BREWERY COLLECTIBLES: Brewery Collectibles Club of America member, Scott Mertie, moved to Nashville in 1992. He began collecting breweriana in Tennessee and over the next decade he started obtaining more and more information about Nashville’s brewing past.

One of Nashville’s newest beers is also one of its oldest

May 9, 2017

NASHVILLE SCENE: When it comes to the history of Nashville brewing, especially in the days before and up to the end of the heyday of Gerst, there is no more authoritative expert than Scott Mertie.

A look at the Nashville Brewing Company story

March 21, 2017

AJAX TURNER: Nashville‐based Scott Mertie is a businessman, craft beer aficionado and the author of “Nashville Brewing,” a book which chronicles the history of Music City’s beer industry. He is also the owner of Nashville’s newest local brewery: Nashville Brewing Company.

Nashville entrepreneur revives 1800s brewery

December 5, 2016

TENNESSEAN: Scott Mertie is an accountant, beer memorabilia collector and the author of “Nashville Brewing,” a book which chronicles the history of Music City’s beer industry. Now he’s adding a new title to his resume: owner of a brewing company.

Nashville Lager Beer to be reintroduced after 125 years

December 5, 2016

Nashville Brewing Company (NBC) is excited to announce the release of its first beer to Middle Tennessee in over 125 years – Nashville Lager Beer. Ajax-Turner will be the distributing the beer to restaurants, bars, and stores throughout Middle Tennessee.

Local beer expert jumpstarts Nashville Brewing Co.

November 15, 2016

NASHVILLE POST: Nashville-based businessman and craft beer aficionado Scott Mertie will unveil in early December his Nashville Lager, a brew with a significant local history.