NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nashville-based craft brewery Tennessee Brew Works, Chicago-based Turner Häus Brewery, and Shelbyville-based Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey are joining forces for a remarkable event that celebrates community, unity, and cultural advancement in the craft beer industry. Together, they proudly announce the release of "Queen's Legacy," a unique Stout aged in Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey barrels. The second iteration of this collaboration, this beer is a tribute to the legacy of the iconic Tennessean, "Nearest" Green, the world's first-known African American master distiller, and the continuation of his legacy through his great-great granddaughter, Victoria Eady Butler.
The Queen's Legacy release event will take place on October 21st at the renowned Bedford Nashville (thebedfordnash.com), promising an unforgettable evening of craft beer and spirits, storytelling, and cultural celebration.
Guests attending this exclusive ticketed event will have the opportunity to savor the Queen's Legacy beer, crafted collaboratively by Tennessee Brew Works and Turner Häus Brewery, with the added touch of Uncle Nearest Master Blender Victoria Eady Butler, who hand-selected the Uncle Nearest Whiskey barrels used for aging the beer.
Queen's Legacy is a fitting tribute to Victoria Eady Butler, a remarkable woman who carries forward the legacy of her great-great-grandfather, Nearest Green, also known as Uncle Nearest – the mentor to Jack Daniels and the world’s first known African American Master Distiller. The name "Queen" in the beer's title also honors all the matriarchs who have positively impacted our lives.
Queen's Legacy, with an ABV of 7.6% and IBU of 30, presents a harmonious blend of sweetness, dry coffee, roasted malted millet, and subtle fruity notes from the hops and yeast. The infusion of vanilla, oak, almond spice, and caramel flavors from the Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey barrels adds an exquisite layer of complexity to this truly special and delicious beer.
We are extremely excited about the long-awaited release of the Queen’s Legacy,” said Victoria Eady Butler, Master Blender, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, “The collaboration with Turner Haus Brewery and Tennessee Brew Works is unique and special, as is this special Caribbean-style stout.”
"We are honored to once again partner with our friends at Turner Häus Brewery and our Tennessee neighbor, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. We can't wait for our guests to try Queen's Legacy and enjoy a truly unique hand-crafted beer touched by the essence of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey," said Christian Spears, Founder and President of Tennessee Brew Works.
“The Turner Häus Brewery team could not be happier to partner with Uncle Nearest and Tennessee Brew Works and celebrate our diverse heritage with this uniquely historic product in the craft beer and distilled spirits industry. Collectively we each understand how important it is to embrace diversity and heritage simultaneously, a fundamental mission our brand.”
Tickets for the Queen's Legacy event are now available at a pre-sale price of $30 each. The event will take place on October 21st from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Bedford located at 4319 Sidco Dr, Nashville. Ticket holders will enjoy admission to the event, tastings of the new collaboration stout, Queen's Legacy, samplings of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, specialty cocktails, Turner Häus Brewery and Tennessee Brew Works craft beers, hors d'oeuvres, and live DJ entertainment. The event will also feature the "Queen" herself, Victoria Butler, Steve Turner, Co-founder of Turner Häus Brewery, and Christian Spears, Founder & President of Tennessee Brew Works.
For tickets and more information, please visit tnbrew.com/queens-legacy.
ABOUT UNCLE NEAREST PREMIUM WHISKEY
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey honors the world's first-known African American master distiller, Nearest Green. It was the first spirits brand in the world to be named after a Black American. The portfolio is the Most Awarded Bourbon and American Whiskey of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, with over 850 awards and accolades since the brand's 2017 launch, including 567 Gold medals or higher, 100 Best in Class honors and an average critic's score of 92. Uncle Nearest is currently sold in all 50 states and 12 countries, and is sold in more than 25,000 stores, bars, hotels, restaurants, as well as at its 432-acre Nearest Green Distillery in Shelbyville, Tenn. For more information, please visit the Uncle Nearest website, and follow on Instagram and Facebook @unclenearest.
ABOUT TURNER HÄUS BREWERY
The Turner Häus Brewery concept was founded with the mission to celebrate community through craft beer by providing a fun, welcoming environment for craft beer enthusiasts and homebrewers alike. We cater to beer drinkers, homebrewers and our community, which includes the revitalization of our neighborhood in the historic Bronzeville district of South Side Chicago, Illinois. To learn more, visit Turner Häus Brewery at turnerhäusbrew.com.
ABOUT TENNESSEE BREW WORKS
Tennessee Brew Works is an independently owned and operated craft brewery that opened in 2013 with a mission to create high quality craft beer that pays homage to the land, traditions, and culture of Tennessee.
Tennessee Brew Works proudly introduced the state’s first all-Tennessee grain beers in 2018 with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Our all-Tennessee grain State Park Blonde Ale is the official beer of the Tennessee State Parks and benefits the Tennessee State Parks Conservancy for the preservation of the state’s 57 State Parks.
We brew beers with integrity, using only quality natural ingredients and source them from local farms whenever possible. We cater to those that appreciate the difference. Tennessee Brew Works is owned and operated by folks in Tennessee. Our motto: “We work hard to create high quality craft beer that makes Tennessee proud. Our culture places importance on family, friends, and community, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.” To learn more, visit Tennessee Brew Works at tnbrew.com.