What’s Brewing? Beer Program At Pottsgrove Manor
POTTSTOWN PA – Food historian Dr. Clarissa F. Dillon will demonstrate colonial home-brewing using authentic 18th-century beer recipes during a program scheduled today (Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pottsgrove Manor, the former home of Pottstown founder and colonial ironmaster John Potts, at 100 W. King St.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
As she presents “…the common Family Way of Brewing,” Dillon will explain that brewing beers of various strengths was often part of a colonial housewife’s responsibilities. Her aim was to produce healthful, palatable drinks to suit the size and needs of her family.
This program is being held in conjunction with Pottsgrove Manor’s current exhibit, “Spirituous Liquors and Healthful Distillations: Alcohol in Colonial America.” Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered on the hour during the event. A $2 per person donation is suggested for the program.
Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of its Parks and Heritage Services Department. Its regular museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Photo from Pottsgrove Manor