The 1895: 125th Anniversary Beer by JCBC

Have you ever had a beer inspired by library history? Neither had we, until now! Your Library and Johnson City Brewing Company (JCBC) have partnered to create “The 1895”, a specialty beer in honor of the Library’s 125th anniversary. JCBC is hosting a beer release event on Thursday, June 25, 2020. You can join the event virtually on Facebook Live at 5 p.m. or in person any time that night at JCBC’s taproom, located at 257 E. Main St.

This pre-prohibition style lager will be available for purchase in four packs and on tap beginning on June 25. You can buy it in four packs through JCBC’s walk-in and curbside pickup, or the brewery’s online order delivery service. The beer will also be available on tap in the taproom.

Director Julia Turpin sees working with JCBC as a natural partnership. She says, “We are so appreciative of the support JCBC has always shown the Library. Plus, they specialize in unique small batch brews, so partnering to create a specialty beer was a natural fit. It’s just a really creative way to celebrate our shared community and the history it holds.”

JCBC owner Eric Latham agrees. He says, “It’s great that even in these times of social distancing, we can still find ways to come together and celebrate our community and the important things we do. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

Contact Julia at (423) 434-4457 for more information on The 1895 beer release. For Library information, call (423) 434-4450, visit, and follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram. Learn more about JCBC at

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