Randell Spackman and I just agreed that there will be a Colonial Brewing Class at Thornbury Farms on November 7. Details are still in work but like all of my classes, this will be a limited space offering so I am announcing now so those of you who want to secure your seat have a shot.

Colonial Brewing: An Immersive History Experience

Join the Regimental Brewmeister for a unique opportunity to experience the art and craft of 18th century brewing. This class will malt the grain, brew the mash over the fire in true 18th century fashion and each participant will take home a growler of the result and necessary equipment to finish the fermenting process at home! Learn about beer’s place at the early American table and what really happened in colonial taverns. Wear work clothes and bring leather gloves. This workshop takes place outside so dress appropriately. COVID masks are still required (even for those of use who are vaccinated). Attendance strictly limited to assure social distancing.

Price will be $75/person and this will include more Colonial Beer than you should drink.. Every participant will have the have the opportunity to participate, hands-on, in the making of the wort and then take some of that wort home to ferment into beer (ie I will be giving you a growler, airlock, and some yeast and if you follow the provided instructions in about 10 days you will have Spruce Beer).

Timing and details will be available on the Thornbury Farms website or you can contact either me or Randell Spackman for details and early registration.

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Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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