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Colonial Williamsburg Will Once Again Hold Popular “Ales Through The Ages” Conference

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WILLIAMSBURG-Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the history of brews during Colonial Williamsburg’s popular “Ales Through the Ages” conference in November.

The hybrid virtual or in-person weekend event is scheduled for November 12-14.  Some of the world’s top beer scholars will be on hand to teach about the origins of brewing and its ingredients. Roughly 15 different experts will guide guests through various aspects of beer through time.

Highlights of the conference include “Highs and Lows of Researching Beer History” by keynote speaker Pete Brown; a presentation by Craig Gravina on 400 years of Beer and Brewing in New York’s Hudson Valley; a discussion from food and drink historian Marc Meltonville about a venture with the FoodCult project reconstructing a Tudor Brewery and producing beer from a 16th century recipe; and a roundtable talk with Frank Clark, renowned beer author Lee Graves, and Forbes beer writer Tara Nurin about the roles of women and slaves in brewing in 18th Century Virginia.

Other speakers include Travis Rupp from the University of Colorado at Boulder; Mitch Steel of New Realm Brewing in Virginia Beach, who will discuss lost beers; Kyle Spears and Dan Lauro of Carillon Brewing Company in Ohio, who will talk about operating an historic brewery in the modern world; and Andrea Stanley, a maltster who will offer a workshop on making blown malt.

Limited in-person capacity is available for Colonial Williamsburg’s “Ales Through The Ages” event. For conference registration information, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.org.

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