Goldcrest 51 Beer: The Comeback


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Goldcrest 51, the beer that was brewed at the Tennessee Brewery from the late 1800s through the 1950s, will experience a revival at the aptly named Tennessee Brewery: The Revival event this weekend.
Goldcrest 51 beer enthusiast Kenn Flemmons of Little Rock has held the beer's original recipe for years as part of his massive collection of Goldcrest paraphernalia. Now Flemmons has teamed up with Blue Pants Brewery in Alabama to recreate the old-school lager. The beer will be unveiled on Thursday, April 16th at Tennessee Brewery: The Revival.

It will arrive at the brewery at 10:30 a.m. by horse-drawn carriage, just like the beer was delivered in the early 20th century. Revival opens at 11 a.m., and Goldcrest will be for sale. It will remain on sale throughout the weekend until the keg runs dry. Revival is open Thursday through Sunday. Goldcrest 51 beer will also be sold at Westy's in the Pinch this weekend.

As part of Revival's "Goldcrest Weekend," film productor/director Brian Manis' new documentary on the Tennessee Brewery will screen at the event on Saturday, April 18th at 8 p.m. The documentary chronicles the brewery's history and its beer production.

Also at Revival this weekend, artist Michael Roy will paint a large mural in the Atrium throughout the weekend. Live music will include Loveland Duren, Sing for Glenn, and Mason Jar Fireflies.

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