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Johnson City Brewing Company Releases Library-Inspired Beer

Johnson City Brewing Company Releases Library-Inspired Beer

JCBC is re-releasing The 1895, a lager they created in 2020 for the Library's 125th anniversary. Stop by Wednesday, Feb. 28 for a pint!

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Hannah Kiger

In 2020, your Library and Johnson City Brewing Company (JCBC) partnered to create The 1895, a specialty beer in honor of the Library’s 125th anniversary.

JCBC, which opened in 2014, is re-releasing the pre-prohibition style lager as part of its 10th anniversary celebration. The beer will be available on tap and in cans at JCBC’s downtown and Boones Creek locations for a limited time.

Along with the original lager, JCBC is creating a variety of flavors based on the pre-prohibition base. Coffee, black currant, and blood orange flavored versions of the beer will be available at the brewery’s downtown taproom.

The brewery is hosting a beer release party at its downtown taproom, located at 257 E. Main St., on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5-7 p.m. Ages 21 and older can enjoy a pint of the original lager or try a flight with the three flavor varieties!

Library Director Julia Turpin sees partnering with JCBC as a unique way to acknowledge and honor both the Library’s and the brewery’s histories in Johnson City.

Julia says, “We are so appreciative of the support JCBC has always shown the Library, and we’re thrilled they decided to bring back this partnership as part of their 10th anniversary. It’s such a creative way to celebrate our shared community and the history it holds.”

Contact Julia at (423) 434-4457 with questions about The 1895 beer release. You can learn more about JCBC here.

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