Spirited History Series Looks at Pints and Quaffs

As craft brews and hard cider become more popular, Historic Newton travels back to the American origins of these drinks. Our Spirited History series tells you more about what colonial New Englanders brewed and fermented, then lets you sample modern interpretations. Each of our programs takes place at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue, Newton. Admission is $10 per person (age 21+), free for Historic Newton members. Reserve a seat today, 617-796-1450, or come to the door. Our series began with a talk about beer history. The next event is:

Sunday, March 12, 3:00 PM APPLE APPEAL: LOCAL CIDER HISTORY Favored by colonists who wanted to avoid potentially dangerous drinking water, hard cider fueled Puritans as well as patriots including John Adams. In the 19th century, Sherborn, Massachusetts became known for hosting the largest refined cider mill in the United States exporting their “Champagne Cider” across America and as far as Europe. Join Historic Newton and Stormalong American Hard Cider for a look at cider history as well as its current appeal. End with cider and snacks.