The New York Historical Society will host a lecture on the history of beer in America.

"A century ago, New York City was a major brewing center, home to more than one hundred breweries. The last of those great breweries, Schaefer and Rheingold, closed their doors in 1976, leaving the city without a brewery for the first time since the early 1600s. Today, there are five craft breweries in the city that are part of a national movement based on the brewing traditions founded in Europe. Ironically, the European brewers are now looking to America for their inspiration."

A special tasting of Brooklyn Brewery beers will follow the program.

Program & Beer Tasting combined ticket $49 (Members $37)
Program only $24 (members $12)