Historic Rittenhouse Town: Colonial Brewing Day

10feb11:00 am4:00 pmHistoric Rittenhouse Town: Colonial Brewing Day

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Colonial Brewing Day

Tickets $35 – Get Your Tickets HERE!

Children under 13 are free.

Join us Saturday, February 10, 2024 for a look into the art of brewing in the 18th century. Michael Carver, aka The Colonial Brewer, will demonstrate the beer brewing process over an open fire as it would have been seen in the 1700s. Enjoy a tasting of brews by Michael and a selection of delicious tastings from our Bake House hearth. Plus, join us at 1:00pm for a Roads of Rittenhouse guided nature hike around the village with Steven Jones!

Planned Schedule

Note that brewing is a fluid process. These times are approximate.

11:00 Start the fire with flint and steel
11:30 Strike the malt
12:00 First decoration (balance enzymes in the yeast)
12:45 Second decoration
1:00 Lautering (muslin bag pulled and rinsed)
1:30 Start the boil
2:00 Add bittering hops
2:30 Add aroma hops
3:15 Transfer wort to fermenter
3:30 Brew complete and ready for fermentation, with bottling in 3 weeks.

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208 Lincoln Drive Philadelphia, PA 19144

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