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September 2011


When a wave of German immigrants arrived in the middle of the nineteenth century, they re-created the pleasures of the biergartens they had left behind, and invented a new American-style lager beer. Fifty years later, beer was the nation's most popular beverage - and brewing was the nation's fifth-largest industry. Today there are well over a thousand breweries and brewpubs in the United States and there has never been a better time to explore the pleasures of fine beer.

Self-described "historian, author, ranter, and idea junkie", Maureen Ogle knows beer and it´s historic background. In her best-selling book, "Ambitious Brew - The Story of American Beer", she takes readers back to a time when America counted 4131 breweries. She presents the stories of the German brewers and the youngest crop of today´s micro breweries.

During German-American Friendship Month, Maureen Ogle will talk about her book and answer questions, while you can enjoy a selection of freshly tapped brews and some good German food.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 7 PM
Zeppelin Hall Biergarten
88 Liberty View Drive
Jersey City, NJ
FREE event - beer and food not included

Friday, Sept. 2, 7 PM
Park Restaurant
1132 Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY
$40; incl. food and a tasting of three beers

Saturday, Sept. 3, 4 PM
Hofbräu Bierhaus NYC
712 Third Ave.
New York City $40; incl. food and a tasting of three beers


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