Beer: Simple Ingredients with a Complex History (In-Person)

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Registration for this event will close on October 3, 2023 @ 6:30pm.
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Please note that this program will be in-person at the Noah Webster Library. 

Even though beer has been a part of humanity for many millennia, it has recently seen an explosion in the availability of ingredients, styles, and processes.  This program will help break down the most widely used ingredients from the earliest recorded recipes to modern adjuncts, how the process has evolved to make clean, consistent beer, and how the culture around beer has changed in our region and beyond.  This program will have sensory portions to allow the participants to experience the raw ingredients and steps used to make beer on any scale.

Brett Freiburger is the West Hartford Library Local History Librarian, homebrewer, and advocate for New England craft brewing.  Coinciding with his academic pursuits, Brett has been fortunate to be a part of the growth of craft beer in the region while working for Samuel Adams’ Boston Brewery, Down the Road Brewing, Hanging Hills Brewing Company, and most recently Four Star Farms, a 17-acre hop farm and brewery in Massachusetts.


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