Gerst Brewery 1953- Corner of 6th Ave. South and Mulberry St.
The Gerst Brewery (opened in 1865). It was one of the largest breweries in the southeast. This brewery owned a horse by the name of Doneau which entered the Kentucky derby and won the crown in 1910. A picture of that winning horse still hangs over the bar at the Gerst House, a restaurant on Woodland Street near the Tennessee Titan's Stadium. The brewery closed in the mid 1950's and the vacant structure was destroyed by fire in 1990.
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