‘1780 Beer Challenge’ to Celebrate History, Brewing

Screen-shot-2015-04-18-at-6.29.18-PMMIDDLEBURGH — According to the Middleburgh Library, The Albany Ale Project, and Green Wolf Brewing Company, a revolution in beer is coming to this Schoharie County community next month.

A series of family-oriented events, culminating in “The 1780 Beer Challenge,” is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in this Schoharie County community. The catalyst is a desire to celebrate beer, brewing and Middleburgh’s Revolutionary War history, as well as to raise funds for the library.

Activities will include a Revolutionary War encampment, colonial brewing and cooking demonstrations, 18th Century toys and games for kids, talks on the history of beer and hops in Upstate New York and the Schoharie Valley, a Schoharie Valley hops display at the library, beer samples from Green Wolf and MacKinnon Brothers of Ontario and Green Wolf brewery tours. Middleburgers BBQ and the bakery and gift shop Under the Nose will be offering barbeque and baked goods for sale, and Craig Gravina and Alan McLeod will be selling and signing copies of their book “Upper Hudson ValleyBeer.” The day will culminate in “The 1780 Beer Challenge” cask tapping and tasting.

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