Wilmington hisorical beer tour to occur on Saturday

By Tom Lehman 11:14pm, July 18, 2013
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You can learn about Wilmington's history with breweries and beer during a tour offered on Saturday.

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Did you know that beer was once brewed at Fort Christina?

"They were brewing whatever they could with whatever ingredients they had available," says Brian Medkeff, a beer historian who's leading a tour across Wilmington along with the Delaware Historical Societyon Saturday.

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Medkeff says the tour, begins at Iron Hill Brewery at 9:45 a.m. and returns around 1:00 p.m., offers a

"It's part-walking tour, part-riding tour and we're gonna be traveling through 13 different historic sites in the city that have some association with brewing," Medkeff says.

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He says Wilmington's fizzy and hoppy history goes back centuries.

"In the Industrial Revolution, there were three large breweries I like to call 'The Big Three," hesays. "They were located at 5th and Adams streets, at 5th and DuPont streets, and Lovering Ave. and N. Scott Street."

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Admission costs $45 for those who aren't members of the Delaware Historical Society.

RSVP is required for the tour, you can find out more information on the Delaware Historical Society's website.

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