Beer Brewing At Pottsgrove Manor

Learn to brew beer the colonial way during a special demonstration on Saturday.

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Visitors to Pottsgrove Manor will learn how beer was made in the colonial era.

A beer brewing demonstration will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Manor.

Brewing beers of various strengths was often part of the colonial housewife’s responsibilities. Her aim was to produce healthful, palatable drinks to suit the size and needs of her family.

In Saturday's program, food historian Clarissa F. Dillon will demonstrate home-brewing using authentic 18th century beer recipes. 

There is a $2 per person suggested donation for the program, which will be held in conjunction with Pottsgrove Manor’s current exhibit, “Spirituous Liquors and Healthful Distillations: Alcohol in Colonial America.” Guided tours of the exhibit will be offered on the hour during the program.

The exhibit can also be viewed during a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues. - Sat. and 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun.

Tours are given on the hour; last tour of the day begins as 3 p.m.

Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling 610.326.4014. 


Pottsgrove Manor, home of John Potts, colonial ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  Pottsgrove Manor is operated by Montgomery County under the direction of the Parks and Heritage Services Department.  


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