Tilton Brothers Brewing to feature special brew at Beer for History

Pictured, Ben Tilton, co-owner, Tilton Brothers Brewing.

(Photo courtesy of Paul Royal / Art & Science Photography)

EXETER —Presented by Donahue Tucker & Ciandella, the next Beer for History on Thurs., November 7 at the American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern will feature Tilton Brothers Brewing, which created a beer brewed specifically for the event.

“The ‘Beer For History’ Prohibition Era Lager is conditioned on Rum Soaked-French Oak,” said Tilton Brothers Brewing Co-Founder Ben Tilton. “At the event, we plan to share a story or two from our family history about certain colorful characters that provided libations to those in need during the dry time.”

Tilton said they will also bring Banana Nut Bread Ale, a Belgian, which he described as “bready and spiced with cinnamon and American Oak chips.”

“We’ll also have Rigby Sparkle, an Imperial Blonde Stout with Vanilla that elicits vanilla birthday cake/cake batter and general good feelings overall,” he added.

Featuring a different brewer at each of the five events Beer  for History takes place in historic Folsom Tavern (1775), which once welcomed George Washington for “a libation.”

“The tavern is beautifully restored and great for families, too, so this is a series that attracts a diverse group,” explained museum Executive Director Emma Stratton.

In addition to beer, each event in the series features food by Sea Dog Brewing, live colonial-inspired music, games and more. Proceeds from the event support educational programming and care of the museum’s collection, which includes two working drafts of the US Constitution and an original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Beer for History concludes in 2019 on November 21 with Bad Lab Beer Co., based out of Somersworth.

Tickets for each Beer for History event are $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members, while youth (under 21) are $3.00. Ticket prices include beer (21+), entertainment and light snacks. $10.00 designated driver tickets are also available.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum welcomes more than 5,000 visitors annually and distinguishes itself with educational school programs and events that make history fun and relevant.

To purchase tickets, or learn more about Beer for History, visit independencemuseum.org.

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