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June 22, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King St
Pottstown, PA 19464
(610) 326-4014
Suggested $2.00 donation
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Brewing and Distilling Day at Pottsgrove Manor

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Learn about the colonial way of making beer, cider, and spirits. Living Historians will be demonstrating and discussing the techniques needed to produce these daily beverages of 18th century life. Home brewed beer and ciders, along with distilled alcohols, were a staple of colonial kitchens. Find out how distilled spirits were used for more than a drink but as medicine and cleaning supplies from Clarissa Dillon, PhD. Pop in on brewer, Michael Carver, as he prepares an 18th century style beer in the reproduction kitchen. Discover the refreshing and well researched 18th century ciders from Damian Siekonic of Blackledge Winery. Find out about making historic alcohol from demonstrations and presentations on spirits at 11:30am, beer at 12:30pm, and cider at 1:30pm. Those over 21 can also try samples from Blackledge Winery’s line of historic ciders and meads, and distilled spirits from Clarissa Dillon. Refresh your knowledge of history with these historic beverages at Pottsgrove Manor!