The history, legacy, and taste of beer in New York

The history, legacy, and taste of beer in New York

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

Consuming beer has a long and storied history in New York City, of course, but so has brewing and bottling it.

The New-York Historical Society seeks to shed some light on the largely unknown legacy and history of beer the city with its Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, which runs now through September 2, 2012.

The exhibit starts with an overview of beer in New York in colonial times when beer was often safer to drink than water, according to the Society. The exhibit then covers the topic present popularity of microbreweries and home brewing and concludes with a beer tasting featuring a selection of favorite New York artisanal beers.

"Beer is an important cultural influencer and is not a topic typically covered in an exhibition at [a] Historical Society," curators Debra Schmidt Bach and Nina Nazionale said in a statement. "We were intrigued by the longevity and popularity of beer in New York throughout the past 300 years, and wanted to bring together objects and documents of historical and cultural importance to investigate this venerable tradition."

The exhibition features a display of historical objects and documents such as a 1779 account book from a local brewer who sold beer to both the British and patriot sides, early 19th-Century wooden pipes from one of the city's first water systems; a bronze medal that commemorates an 1855 New York State temperance law; beer trays from late 19th-Century brewers; souvenirs from the campaign to repeal prohibition; and ads from hometown brewers Piels, Rheingold, and Schaefer.

The beer hall will be open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m.; Memorial Day and Labor Day have special hours from 2 to 5 p.m.

170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400
http://www.nyhistory.org/

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 8 mumps cases at NJ college

    8 mumps cases at NJ college

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:40:12 GMT
    Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology.The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine.
    The New Jersey Department of Health is investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at Stevens Institute of Technology.  The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine. Symptoms include swollen salivary glands, fever, headache, tiredness and loss of appetite.



  • Cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

    NY cabbie accused of not paying $28,000 in tolls

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:32:20 GMT
    A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
    A New York City taxi driver has been arrested on charges he stole $28,000 in tolls by "piggybacking" on vehicles through E-Z Pass lanes while crossing the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
  • Search for woman who tried to snatch baby in stroller

    NYPD: Woman tried to snatch baby in stroller

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:37:43 GMT
    Police want to question a woman who tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. The incident occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 4 p.m. on Thursday. The 8-month-old baby was not harmed. People who were in the area jumped in to stop the woman before she took off southbound on 8th Ave., according to police. A sketch was released on Friday of the suspect.
    Police want to question a woman who tried to push a stroller with a baby inside away from a nanny in Chelsea. The incident occurred on 8th Ave. and 17th St. at about 4 p.m. on Thursday. The 8-month-old baby was not harmed. People who were in the area jumped in to stop the woman before she took off southbound on 8th Ave., according to police. A sketch was released on Friday of the suspect.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices