"Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History”

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The New-York Historical Society, located at 170 Central Park West, New York will be showing this exhibit until September 2, 2012.

Explore Gotham’s boozy past in this isntallation, which traces local beer production and consumption over the centuries.

Attendees will learn about New Amsterdam’s first tavern, established by the Dutch West India Company in 1640 to 1644, as well as how beer served as a vital source of nourishment to colonial residents. When you’ve absorbed your fill of local hops history, down a cold one in the beer hall at the end of the exhibit.

Beer Exhibit in New Amsterdam. A museum traces the history of beer in New York all the way back to drunken Colonial times and makes the case that the state was once the forefront of the American beer scene.