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.