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Morrison House Presents: Alexandria’s Historic Breweries

December 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that brewing in the Washington, D.C. area began in Alexandria, Virginia in 1770? Or that the site of the Trader Joe’s on North Washington Street was once the largest brewery in the South? Spend an entertaining evening learning more about Alexandria’s rich sudsy past. Garrett Peck, author of, “Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.”, will discuss Alexandria’s brewing past, present, and future. He’ll also share the amusing and informative brochure, “Alexandria’s Historic Breweries: A Walking Tour & Pub Guide”, which highlights 19 historic sites and 15 Official Hops Stops.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. Morrison House Presents is a salon-style discussion series exploring Alexandria’s heritage and culture through talks with artists, authors, and historians.

The free programs are open to the public and sponsored by Morrison House, Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and the Alexandria Archaeological Commission.


December 2, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Alexandria Archaeology Museum

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.