Celebrate Beer Week with HSP

Monday, May 24, 2010

Discover a time when taverns were more numerous than churches, and the price of beer was a penny a pot (pint). The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will hold a special event on Thursday, June 10, during Philadelphia Beer Week, featuring local brewery historian Rich Wagner. Wagner will give a talk about early Philadelphia taverns and the drinks they served. It was at these "public houses" where our founding fathers gathered to eat, drink, and haggle over the details of the Declaration of Independence.                                                   

The lecture, which begins at 6 p.m., is followed by a beer tasting from Yards Brewing Company's "Ales of the Revolution." Taste Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale, based on Jefferson's original recipe, and enjoy General Washington's Tavern Porter, which the general used to brew himself. Guests will also get a chance to view original photographs, prints and ledgers from early Philadelphia breweries and taverns. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

This is a Young Friends event, geared to those between the ages of 21 and 45. The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a vibrant group of young adults who share a common appreciation for history. Through a variety of social and educational events, the Young Friends make history fun and relevant in today's world. To learn more about HSP's Young Friends, click here.