Did you know that beer was central to 18th century life? It was considered a nourishing staple of one’s diet and consumed at almost every meal. Consequently, brewing beer was an important skill and brewers were known to travel circuits to keep colonial communities supplied. In this workshop, the art of these itinerant craftsmen will be examined, as well as what ingredients, tools, and processes were necessary in transforming grain and water into this important beverage.
The workshop will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Schuyler Mansion (Rain date: Sat., May, 4th). Free to the public. Reservations required - please call (518) 434 – 0834 by April 23rd to reserve your place. Participants should bring lunch and dress for outdoors.
Schuyler Mansion, located at 32 Catherine Street in Albany’s historic South End, was the eighteenth-century home of Revolutionary War Major-General Philip Schuyler (1733-1804) and his family. Beginning May 15, 2013, the site will open for guided tours, Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For further information, please call (518) 434-0834, visit www.nysparks.com, www.schuylerfriends.org or find them on Facebook.