A (beer luncheon) on the history of Baltimore Brew

Bertha' s

734 S Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 327-5795
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Monday, October 11th
Time: Noon-1:30pm
Cost: $25 Ticket (includes tax and tip)

Please join guest panelists Rob Kasper- long time Baltimore Sun columnist, Tom Cizauskas- Yours For Good Fermentables blogger (and former brewer at Oxford Brewing Company), Brad Klipner- award winning blogger at BeerInBaltimore.com and Sam Sessa – Baltimore Sun’s Midnight Sun columnist as they regal the malty past and hoppy future of brewing in "The Land of Pleasant Living".
Luncheon Menu will be served family style. Meal includes 4 beer samplings (Bertha’s Best Bitter (on hand pump) and Victory Hop Devil IPA will be featured)
Program is a three part series:

Part One: The Malty Past :Starting with Baltimore's first brewery in 1748 (near what later became the Morris Mechanic Theater) we race through two hundred plus years, noting a brewery's role in inspiring the star spangled banner, the wave of German brewers ( including one name Yuengling) who streamed into Baltimore, the 37 breweries on Brewer's Hill, the 29 on Brewer's Row along Gay street, the rivalry between National Brewing and Gunther, the creation of the land of pleasant living and Colt 45 ad campaigns , and then the demise of National.

Part Two: The emergence of craft brewers. Quick recounting of the creations of Craig Stuart Paul, Hugh Sisson, Bill Oliver, Theo DeGroen , Volker Stewart, Mike McDonald and noting that Sissons has morphed into Heavy Seas and Flying Dog has taken over what once was Frederick.

Part Three: The latest suds,. Brian Strumke is one local lad who has made the leap from home brewing to bottling. Will there be more in the future? Will it be big hops.

SPACE is limited. Reservations are required. Credit card reservations @ 410 327 5795. Tickets also available at the bar at Bertha’s starting Monday 20th September.

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