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Saturday October 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Brewing in Montgomery County - Past, Present & Future

Join us on October 13, 2018 for a special presentation by historian Rich Wagner that examines beer brewing in Montgomery County – past, present & future'

Rich Wagner recently wrote an article for the Bulletin of the Montgomery County Historical Society describing modern craft brewing activity in the county since 1987. This marks the year when “microbrewing” came to Pennsylvania and “brewpubs” began to appear. Today’s craft brewing renaissance is unprecedented in American history and Montgomery County is naturally part of the picture.

ScheidtWebThe presentation gives historical perspective to current trends by tracing the county’s earliest breweries back to the 1700s, charting the rise of lager beer in the mid-nineteenth century to the near death of the industry when the Scheidt brewery closed in 1987.

This is presentation is in conjunction with the Historical Society’s current exhibit, Made in Montgomery County.




Funding for the Historical Society of Montgomery County is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,
a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.