We all know that Germany is well known for its wide variety of beers and the history that goes along with it, but do we think the same way about New York? When early European settlements cropped up in New York, the state quickly became a vital location for the US beer industry. For much of the 1800’s it was home to the largest brewing industry in the country thanks to the largest production of hops in the United States and the growing number of breweries. Things really took off when President Carter signed into law the legalization of home beer brewing and smaller local production began.
New York’s beer history is not well known among the average beer drinkers, but a new exhibit by the New-York Historical Society, Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History, aims to educate people on the “social, economic, political, and technological history of the production and consumption of beer, ale, and porter in the city from the seventeenth century to the present.” Visitors to the exhibit will be able to check out many historical artifacts from the early days of beer production in New York and New York City and end the educational experience at the beer hall where a wide selection of local beers can be sampled.
Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History runs through September 2 and all of the times and details can be found on the New-York Historical Society website located in the source link below.
Source: New-York Historical Society
Photo: New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bella C. Landauer