We’re running a Colonial Brewing Class at Thornbury Farms on November 7, 2021


This will be our last class in 2021!

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).

If you’ve never attended one of our Colonial Brewing Classes you are missing a real treat. At the demonstrations, I prepare beer and offer samples but all you get to do is observe. In our brewing classes, YOU ARE THE BREWER, and we coach. At the end of the day, you take home your wares to ferment into your own authentic 18th Century Spruce Beer which you can share with your friends.

This is a unique opportunity as Thornbury Farms is on the Brandywine Battlefield! If you or someone you know wants to learn Colonial Brewing, please join us.  For details please contact me at michael.carver@live.com or Randell Spackman at rspackman1709@aol.com or look for details at http://thornburyfarmcsa.com/.

Seats are limited to the first 25 enrollees.

Pay at the gate gets no wort to take home.



You can also buy your tickets at EventBrite with the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colonial-brewing-an-immersive-history-experience-tickets-193914271807?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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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