Cast Iron Chef Returns to Fort Mifflin

Want an opportunity to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for an immersive history experience this winter. Come to Fort Mifflin for a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Take up an …

Man does Not Live on Beer Alone — Punch

Okay, so “Punch” has been around much longer than the 18th Century.  In fact, the idea of punch is, well, old, really old.   The word can be traced back to the 15th Century and it’s all tied to the reason sailors wanted a shorter route to Asia – Nutmeg.  At its peak, nutmeg bought at …

Cast Iron Chef Returns to Fort Mifflin

Want an opportunity to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for an immersive history experience this winter. Come to Fort Mifflin for a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Take up an …

Cast Iron Chef Returns to Fort Mifflin

Want an opportunity to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for an immersive history experience this winter. Come to Fort Mifflin for a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Take up an …

Cast Iron Chef Returns to Fort Mifflin

Want an opportunity to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for an immersive history experience this winter. Come to Fort Mifflin for a taste of life in early 19th century Philadelphia! Join the Regimental Brewmeister and our team of hearth cooks for a unique hands-on experience in early 19th century foodways. Take up an …

Fort Mifflin Siege Weekend will have a Tavern

Last year, we had a great success with a tavern at Fort Mifflin’s Siege Weekend so we are once again transforming the Bake-oven Casemate at Fort Mifflin into a proper field tavern. This is now a cozy, warm space espousing the quality of gemütlichkeit befitting the Publick House of the Admiral of the Blue. Please …

Fort Mifflin Siege Weekend will have a Tavern

Last year, we had a great success with a tavern at Fort Mifflin’s Siege Weekend so we are once again transforming the Bake-oven Casemate at Fort Mifflin into a proper field tavern. This is now a cozy, warm space espousing the quality of gemütlichkeit befitting the Publick House of the Admiral of the Blue. Please …

Basic Colonial Brewing #17 — Make an 18th Century Toast

 “To drink at a table without drinking to the health of someone special, should be considered drinking on the sly, and as an act of incivility.” Throughout history, toasting began after a meal and could last for hours.  Toasts would solidify the bonds of groups, not only through the competitive element of drinking, but by …

Making Rum

Rum’s origin lies in the 17th century Caribbean Islands.  The first distillation of rum took place on the sugarcane plantations, located on the island of Barbados.  Slaves from the plantations discovered that by fermenting molasses, a byproduct of refining sugarcane, they could create alcohol.  Then by distilling this alcoholic drink, they could create a concentrated …