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Beer and History

August 10, 2010

Philly beer historian Rich Wagner is hosting one of the most creative beer events I’ve seen in a while: On October 23rd, West Laurel Hill Cemetery is hosting a contest inviting homebrewers to come up with their best pre-Prohibition style beer. The entries will be served during a tour of the graves and mausoleums of the great brewing families who are buried at Laurel Hill. The tour will be guided by Rich. It is open to the public and includes the tour, sampling of the beers, a custom pint glass and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are just $10!

More here.

Note about the photo above:

This is the largest mausoleum in West Laurel Hill Cemetary. Inside rests John F. Betz, who owned one of the largest breweries in the country before prohibition.

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