The Republican Herald - - LOCAL -

The Ta­maqua His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will present its open­ing re­cep­tion for a new ex­hibit ti­tled Coal Re­gion Brew­eries from 5 to 8 p.m. Satur­day in the Ta­maqua Mu­seum An­nex, 114 W. Broad St. It is free and open to the pub­lic, part of the 250th an­niver­sary of an­thracite. The ex­hibit will fo­cus on 150 years of coal re­gion brew­ing his­tory with beer tast­ings from three re­gional craft brew­ers in­clud­ing the Conyn­g­ham Brew­ing Co. new Hazleton, the Pil­ger Ruh Brew­ing Co., Pine Grove, and the soon-to-open Re­vere Brew­ing Co. at the east end of Ta­maqua next to Sis­ters Mex­i­can Cantina, ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from Dale Freuden­berger, so­ci­ety pres­i­dent. Re­vere Brew­ing is one of two new mi­cro-brew­eries open­ing in Ta­maqua in the near fu­ture, Freuden­berger said in the re­lease. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the lo­cal craft beer club “An­thracite Girls Pint Out” will help with the craft beer tast­ing. The large ex­hibit in the an­nex will in­clude “coal re­gion brew­e­ri­ana” such as a replica vin­tage bar, more than 80 an­tique beer trays, vin­tage beer bar­rels, kegs, cases, cans, bot­tles, ad­ver­tis­ing, taps, coast­ers, open­ers, coal miner to­bac­cos, lo­cal whiskey jugs, lo­cal bar to­kens, Ta­maqua brew­ery ar­ti­facts, a moon­shine still, a 1923 clas­sic coal re­gion re­frig­er­a­tor “loaded with con­tents” and a pro­hi­bi­tion dis­play. Many ar­ti­facts are on loan from pri­vate col­lec­tions. The ad­ja­cent Ta­maqua Area His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum will also be open with free ad­mis­sion. Sev­eral re-en­ac­tors will pro­vide mu­sic on an old player pi­ano, ac­cord­ing to Freuden­berger. The so­ci­ety will of­fer snacks and other light re­fresh­ments. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the so­ci­ety at 610-597-6722.

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