A taste of Pennsylvania brewing history


The Springfield Township Historical Society will host a discussion of Pennsylvania brewing history Oct. 27 at the Wheel Pump Inn in Erdenheim. Historian Rich Wagner will explore “Early Philadelphia’s Breweries and Taverns” in a talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wagner, who earned a diploma in brewing technology from the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, has brewed using reproductions of 17th century equipment. He also has developed his own system and taken it on the road to demonstrate early brewing processes. Tickets for the event are $45 and can be purchased by visiting the historical society website, springfieldhistory.org.