First Friday: Ales of the Revolution

Friday, 6/7/2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Event Type

Special Event
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Politicians by day and beer drinkers by night, our Founding Fathers clearly appreciated a good brew. Philadelphia’s own Yard's Brewing Company has created ales based on 18th-century recipes made by eminent figures like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) for a tasty history lesson in the art and science of re-creating Revolutionary-era ales led by CHF's rare-book curator (and avid home brewer), James Voelkel. Peruse the HSP pop-up exhibit including copies of documents from the period, including a selection Revolutionary-era beer recipes and David J. Kennedy watercolors of some of Philadelphia’s most popular alehouses

Presentations will take place at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Samples will be served (must be 21+ to try samples).