Nashville Brewing Company will host its annual 2023 Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30th at the Blackstone Brewery at 2312 Clifton Ave. The doors will open at noon and music starts at 2:00.
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!
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.
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 host talks with Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, about how his very active faith life intertwines with his work life.
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’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 will have its annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 2nd at the Blackstone Brewery on 2312 Clifton Ave, Nashville TN.
“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.”
A new historical marker recognizing the Tennessee/Spring Water Brewery was recently installed in Nashville.
Like universities and hospitals, the roots of the modern beer brewing industry run through the Catholic monasteries of Europe.
Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, talks to the Catholic Business League about the history of Beer and Catholicism.
Watch the Sister Cities of Nashville Bier Dinner with Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen and Nashville Brewing Company, with music by Polkawagen.
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.
Watch Pint Sized’s review of Nashville Brewing Company’s Beers
Scott Mertie, co-founder of Nashville Brewing Company, explains the history of Oktoberfest, how lager beer was developed, and the characteristics of Nashville Festbier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: We are honored Sports Illustrated highlighted Nashville Original Lager in their 2019 NFL Draft (Beer) Guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.