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Goldcrest beer returning to the Mid-South

(Source: Memphis Flyer) (Source: Memphis Flyer)
(Source: Memphis Flyer) (Source: Memphis Flyer)

The Tennessee Brewery is making a comeback, bringing its signature beer Goldcrest 51 to the Mid-South after a 61-year hiatus.

The last batch was made while Elvis Presley recorded at Sun Studio in August of 1954.

Kenn Flemmons grew up in Greenwood, Mississippi, but makes his home in Little Rock. He remembers the Tennessee Brewery and plans to reintroduce the beer back on the Memphis market in mid-April.

"We're bringing back a piece of history, but it's still got to taste good at the end of the day," said Flemmons. "We found the original recipe and we're trying to do our best to base what we do on that."

Memphians said they would give it a try.

"It's making history come alive again," said Memphian Jan Willis. "It's stamping an identity on something that is unique to Memphis."

It's expected to be brewed just south of Memphis because Flemmons says there's little capacity to brew a beer in Memphis without a brewery.

The plan is to make it available as a draft beer in April.

"It's homegrown beer," said Memphian Lionel McMullen. "Why not support your own state?"

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