Weißbier and the Wittelsbachs of Bavaria
We are excited to be hosting the Craft Brewers Conference in Music City again! This year, Blackstone Brewing Company brewed a hefeweizen using ingredients provided by sponsors, which will be available at the conference. Hefeweizens are the perfect spring beer, so it certainly makes sense to feature this classic “New World” version at the CBC in May!
History of Beer with Scott Mertie
Scott Mertie is the founder of Nashville Brewing Company. He is also a beer historian, beer memorabilia collector and author of “Nashville Brewing”, a book about the history of beer in Nashville. Watch this video to hear Scott talk about Tennessee’s brewing history and how the industry has evolved.
Nashville Brewing Company names 2022 Beer Queen at annual Oktoberfest
Kelsey Simon from Nashville was chosen as the 2022 “Bierkönigin” or Beer Queen (aka Fest Queen), a Bavarian tradition dating back centuries, at the Nashville Brewing Company and Blackstone Brewing Company annual Oktoberfest celebration.
Faith in business
Faith in Business host talks with Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, about how his very active faith life intertwines with his work life.
New historical marker recognizes Vine Hill estate and horse farm
A new historical marker recognizing the Vine Hill estate and horse farm was unveiled on Friday, April 1, 2022 (William Gerst’s 175th birthday) at the intersection of Benton and Bransford Avenues (near the new Nashville Soccer Club stadium).
Nashville Brewing Company names 2021 Fest Queen at annual Oktoberfest
Nashville Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest included traditional Bavarian and Polka music from the Best-Wurst Band, several stein hoisting competitions, traditional beer brats, schnitzel, and pretzels and the crowning of the Beer Queen.
Nashville Brewing Company hosts annual Oktoberfest
Nashville Brewing Company will have its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 2nd at the Blackstone Brewery on 2312 Clifton Ave, Nashville TN.
New historical marker recognizes the Gerst House restaurant
“As Nashville continues to grow, I think it is exceptional that we are still honoring the history of Nashville institutions such as the Gerst House. Every new marker that we install just adds to the richness of our understanding of early life in Middle Tennessee and the integral part that brewing had in it. The Historical Commission is so thankful to have the support of community partners like Scott Mertie, who is a tireless advocate for remembering our past, especially when it comes to beer.”
New historical marker recognizes mid-nineteenth brewery
A new historical marker recognizing the Tennessee/Spring Water Brewery was recently installed in Nashville.
Catholic Monks had a Strong Hand in the History of Brewing Beer
Like universities and hospitals, the roots of the modern beer brewing industry run through the Catholic monasteries of Europe.
Beer and Catholicism
Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, talks to the Catholic Business League about the history of Beer and Catholicism.
Sister Cities of Nashville Bier Dinner
Watch the Sister Cities of Nashville Bier Dinner with Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen and Nashville Brewing Company, with music by Polkawagen.
Nashville Lager wins silver medal at the world’s most prestigious professional beer competition
Nashville Brewing Company’s Original Lager won a Silver Medal (second place) in the Munich Helles category at the Great American Beer Festival, the world’s most prestigious professional beer competition.
Prost! Nashville Brewing’s Ambers, Lagers, Festbiers and Pilsners
Watch Pint Sized’s review of Nashville Brewing Company’s Beers
The history of Oktoberfest and lager beer
Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, explains the history of Oktoberfest, how lager beer was developed, and the characteristics of Nashville Festbier.
Rhizome Live interview
Matt Leff with Rhizome Live talks to Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, about NBC’s history, the impact of COVID-19 on their brewing and business, and where you can find NBC’s beer.
Big 6 Breweries of Munich
Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, recently toured the six big breweries in Munich, Germany and published an article on his adventures in the Beer Cans & Brewery Collectibles magazine.
New historical marker recognizes early nineteenth brewery
A new historical marker recognizing the Brewery at Mill Creek was recently installed by Metro Nashville Public Works at Elm Hill Pike and Massman Drive.
Germantown Brewery District historical marker destroyed in Nashville tornado
Sadly, the Germantown Brewery District historical marker commissioned by Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, and his wife Candy was destroyed in the tornado that hit Nashville in March 2020.
Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, provides a touching memorial to his friend, John Janusek, in the January/February 2020 issue of Beer Cans & Brewery Collectibles.
Beer enthusiasts use ground-penetrating radar to locate Nashville historic beer cellars
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
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: We are honored Sports Illustrated highlighted Nashville Original Lager in their 2019 NFL Draft (Beer) Guide.
New Historical Marker Recognizes 1815 Nashville Brewery
CRAFT BEER: A new historical marker celebrating the Nashville Porter and Ale Brewery was recently installed by Metro Nashville Public Works at Charlotte Avenue and 19th Avenue North.
Tracing Nashville’s German brewing heritage
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.