On Thursday, March 28, the Hanging Hills Brewery in Hartford, Connecticut will host three of DC’s finest beer history community members. Theresa McCulla, Curator, American Brewing History Initiative National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Kim Bender, Executive Director, Heurich House Museum, and myself, Michael Stein, President of Lost Lagers and Senior Staff Writer at DCBeer will be discussing who we are and how Beer History plays a role in our work. The event, Hop Into History, will run from 6 to 8 PM.

Thursday’s discussion will take place at the Hanging Hills Brewing Company, 150 Ledyard St., Hartford, CT 06114.

Hanging Hills Brewery Panelists:


Friday the prestigious group, informally called the “A-Team” of beer history, will be assembled at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History. While the conference does require registration, the panel at Hanging Hills is free and open to the public.

The Thursday panel will be talking about the importance and origins of beer history. How was beer brewing and drinking different in ancient times compared to now? Personally, I look forward to hearing from Travis Rupp, who was in our area in the fall conducting research to battle beer history’s mysteries with a cornucopia of primary sources.

If you have any questions for the panel please tweet us. Please feel free to tweet us any questions if you can be in Hartford. If you can’t leave town, enjoy some beer history with a can of Company Porter at Bluejacket, or an 1857 London Burton Ale on draught at DC Brau.