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Bedford Public Library to present New Hampshire’s beer history

Friday, June 20, 2014

At 7 p.m. Monday, June 23, independent scholar and author Glenn Knoblock will present “Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of Beer in the Granite State from Colonial Times to the Present.”

The event will take place in the Bedford Public Library’s McAllaster Room.

Glenn Knoblock explores the history of New Hampshire’s beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today’s modern breweries and brew pubs.

Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state’s earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones.

A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era. Illustrations present evidence of society’s changing attitudes towards beer and alcohol consumption over the years.

Mr. Knoblock has authored twelve books, including “Brewing in New Hampshire,” and over 70 articles. His writings and projects document Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire history and African American military history.

He served as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University’s landmark African American Biography Project.

For more information or to sign up, visit, or call 472-2300.

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