THE HISTORY AND RENAISSANCE OF AMERICAN BREWING
Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 pm
“Beer Appreciation Night” features Garrett Oliver, brewmaster for Brooklyn Brewery and editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, and Steve Hindy, cofounder of Brooklyn Brewery and coauthor of Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery, along with moderator Gabrielle Langholtz of the magazines Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. Debra Schmidt Bach and Nina Nazionale, curators of the exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History, join the conversation:
A century ago, New York City was a major brewing center, home to more than one hundred breweries. The last of those great breweries, Schaefer and Rheingold, closed their doors in 1976, leaving the city without a brewery for the first time since the early 1600s. Today, there are five craft breweries in the city that are part of a national movement based on the brewing traditions founded in Europe. Join us for a discussion celebrating the rich history of beer in America. A special tasting of Brooklyn Brewery beers will follow the program.