On Thursday, October 18, Throwback Brewery will be the featured brewer at the American Independence Museum’s next Beer for History, the third in a four-event series.
Noting this is the first time Throwback Brewery has been part of Beer for History, museum Executive Director Emma Bray said this particular event is of special significance. Beer for History takes place at Folsom Tavern, which was built in 1775 by Colonel Samuel Folsom and known as Widow Folsom’s Tavern when his widow and daughters ran it from 1790 to 1805.
“It was very unusual to have a tavern back then run entirely by women, but that was Folsom Tavern,” said Bray, who expressed admiration at the fact Throwback Brewery is female-owned and operated.
“Throwback Brewery is one of the only breweries in the world owned and operated by women, so it is great to have them here at our event with this interesting historic connection,” she added.
For beer aficionados, this next Beer for History is not to be missed, as Nicole Carrier of Throwback Brewery said they are bringing three kinds of beer, including their popular Chai Porter.
“We are also bringing Beer From Here, a Pale Ale we are making using the hops we harvest from our hop yard here as well as some other local hops,” she said. “It will feature 100% local malt as well.”
They will also bring Heidi Go Seek, a Munich-Style Oktoberfest, which she described as a “gorgeous, mahogany-colored lagered beer.”
“It is light, crisp, and toasty,” she said. “It walks the perfect balance of bready Munich & Vienna malts and spicy hops.”
Presented by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law, Beer for History features music, Lexie’s Burger Bus, light snacks and some form of historic entertainment.
Proceeds from Beer for History benefit the American Independence Museum, which is home to Folsom Tavern and the Ladd-Gilman House (c.1721).
Admission for Beer for History events, which take place from 6 to 8 pm, is $15 for members and $20 for non members. Beer for 21+ is included in the ticket price.
von Trapp Brewing is the featured brewer for November 1, which is the final Beer for History. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.independencemuseum.org.