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Brewed in Dixie Preserving Nashville's brewing history with historical markers and the History Brewery Trail

04/23/2024

It's German Bier Day! April 23 is the anniversary when Duke Wilhelm IV (Wittelsbach) enacted the "Reinheitsgebot" throughout Bavaria. This later became known as the German Purity Law of 1516.

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It's German Bier Day!  April 23 is the anniversary when Duke Wilhelm IV (Wittelsbach) enacted the "Reinheitsgebot" throu...
04/23/2024

It's German Bier Day! April 23 is the anniversary when Duke Wilhelm IV (Wittelsbach) enacted the "Reinheitsgebot" throughout Bavaria. This later became known as the German Purity Law of 1516.

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2 Gerst Pilsner ads featuring this German Shepherd.
04/22/2024

2 Gerst Pilsner ads featuring this German Shepherd.

April 11 - Happy King Gambrinus Day! King Gambrinus - The fictitious "European King of Beer".  Often incorrectly referre...
04/11/2024

April 11 - Happy King Gambrinus Day!

King Gambrinus - The fictitious "European King of Beer". Often incorrectly referred to as a Patron Saint of Beer, this legendary Lager King is also known as the "Drunken King."

Some refer to Gambrinus as one of the Patron Saints of Beer, but that is not the case. However, there are enough stories about "the king of beer" in the middle ages, that they were probably all combined into one individual that eventually became known as King Gambrinus.

This statue of King Gambrinus is in the Brewery District within the heart of German Village (Columbus, Ohio). In the 1800s, this area just south of downtown Columbus was booming with German immigrants working in dozens of breweries.



Good read!
04/10/2024

Good read!

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.

"Gerst's Girl" beer tray from the William Gerst Brewing Company. "Gerst's Bottled Beer for Family Use." Circa 1900.
04/08/2024

"Gerst's Girl" beer tray from the William Gerst Brewing Company. "Gerst's Bottled Beer for Family Use." Circa 1900.

Happy National Beer Day!   National Beer Day is celebrated in the United States every year on April 7, marking the day t...
04/07/2024

Happy National Beer Day!

National Beer Day is celebrated in the United States every year on April 7, marking the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act came into force after having been signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. This led to the Eighteenth Amendment being repealed, with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment.

Tennessee voted to allow 3.2% Beer for sale on May 1, 1933.

Vintage "Beer and Ale" clock from the William Gerst Brewing Company.
04/06/2024

Vintage "Beer and Ale" clock from the William Gerst Brewing Company.

A pretty rare neon sign  from the Wm. Gerst Brewing Company, Nashville TN.
04/04/2024

A pretty rare neon sign from the Wm. Gerst Brewing Company, Nashville TN.

Please note location change due to airport expansion.
04/03/2024

Please note location change due to airport expansion.

Please note the Tennessee/Spring Water Brewery historical marker has been moved up Vultee Blvd to the corner on Briley Parkway. The reason for this is due to the airport expansion.

Welsch Rarebit recipe on the back of an Esslinger's quart cone top beer can.
04/01/2024

Welsch Rarebit recipe on the back of an Esslinger's quart cone top beer can.

Happy Easter!March 1894
03/31/2024

Happy Easter!
March 1894

Good Friday has passed, Lent is now over.  This also means that the Dopplebock season is officially over. Pictured are t...
03/30/2024

Good Friday has passed, Lent is now over. This also means that the Dopplebock season is officially over.

Pictured are the original "Munich 6" Dopplebocks. The monks at Paulaner are credited with originally creating Salvator (Savior) in 1651 as a way to supplement their calorie intake while fasting during Lent. The other major Munich breweries used the same naming convention ("ator") out of respect.

Paulaner Salvator
Augustiner Bräu Maximator
HB Hofbräuhaus Delicator (Winter Special)
Spaten Optimator
Hacker-Pschorr Maximator
Löwenbräu Triumator

Choc-au-Lait in the Bob-O'-Link bottle by the Gerst Orange Crush Company (aka Gerst Bottling Works, Gerst Brewing Co).  ...
03/17/2024

Choc-au-Lait in the Bob-O'-Link bottle by the Gerst Orange Crush Company (aka Gerst Bottling Works, Gerst Brewing Co).
Ad dated April 15, 1925.

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Green River lime soda from the Gerst Bottling Works, Nashville TN (ads dated 1920 and 1921).
03/15/2024

Green River lime soda from the Gerst Bottling Works, Nashville TN (ads dated 1920 and 1921).




Gerst Bottling Works opened in 1908 on the corner of Ewing and Ash (behind the William Gerst Brewing Company). Pictured ...
03/15/2024

Gerst Bottling Works opened in 1908 on the corner of Ewing and Ash (behind the William Gerst Brewing Company). Pictured are some 7oz embossed soda bottles, with the signature "G" on the bottom. The ad is dated April 13, 1908.


Several examples of embossed soda bottles the Wm. Gerst Brewing Co (Gerst Bottling Works), Nashville TN.  Note the signa...
03/12/2024

Several examples of embossed soda bottles the Wm. Gerst Brewing Co (Gerst Bottling Works), Nashville TN. Note the signature "G" embossed on the bottom of the bottle.

A few more ACL bottles featured on this order list from the Gerst Brewing Co/Gerst Bottling Works.
03/11/2024

A few more ACL bottles featured on this order list from the Gerst Brewing Co/Gerst Bottling Works.






3 variations of Orange Crush ACL bottles from the Gerst-Orange Crush Bottling Co., Nashville TN.  These 1939 ads are int...
03/11/2024

3 variations of Orange Crush ACL bottles from the Gerst-Orange Crush Bottling Co., Nashville TN. These 1939 ads are introducing the "crinkle" brown bottles to protect the orange soda from the sunlight.

Orange Crush ACL bottles from the Gerst-Orange Crush Bottling Company.
03/10/2024

Orange Crush ACL bottles from the Gerst-Orange Crush Bottling Company.

2 versions of Gerst Sparkling Beverage ACL bottles (clear and aqua) from the Gerst Bottling Works, Nashville TN.
03/10/2024

2 versions of Gerst Sparkling Beverage ACL bottles (clear and aqua) from the Gerst Bottling Works, Nashville TN.

Cleo Cola ftom the Wm. Gerst Bottling Co (circa 1930s)
03/10/2024

Cleo Cola ftom the Wm. Gerst Bottling Co (circa 1930s)

Orange Crush embossed bottle from the Gerst Bottling Works (ads matching bottle from 1924).
03/10/2024

Orange Crush embossed bottle from the Gerst Bottling Works (ads matching bottle from 1924).

Vess Cola ACL bottle from the William Gerst Bottling Company,  Nashville TN (ads dated 1947).
03/10/2024

Vess Cola ACL bottle from the William Gerst Bottling Company, Nashville TN (ads dated 1947).

Delaware Punch ACL bottle from the William Gerst Bottling Works, Nashville TN (ads dated 1923).
03/10/2024

Delaware Punch ACL bottle from the William Gerst Bottling Works, Nashville TN (ads dated 1923).

4 years ago today:  March 3, 2020 -  Tornado rips through Nashville.
03/03/2024

4 years ago today: March 3, 2020 - Tornado rips through Nashville.

Just a few days away from the Music City Madness Brewery Collectibles Show!BCCA - Brewery Collectibles Club Of AmericaBl...
02/27/2024

Just a few days away from the Music City Madness Brewery Collectibles Show!

BCCA - Brewery Collectibles Club Of America
Blackstone Brewing Company
Nashville Brewing Company

It's been four years since the Brewery at Mill Creek historical marker was erected.
02/24/2024

It's been four years since the Brewery at Mill Creek historical marker was erected.

An ad from 1922 for Gerst Select and other non-alcoholic beverages during Prohibition
02/23/2024

An ad from 1922 for Gerst Select and other non-alcoholic beverages during Prohibition


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