Anyone who enjoys a fine pint of ale amid the atmosphere of a historic seaport will be in their element on Saturday in Mystic, Connecticut. Boston tavern historian and tour guide Gavin R. Nathan will be the featured speaker at the second annual Fall Beer Tasting held in the Mystic Seaport shipyard Saturday, October 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Nathan, author of Historic Taverns of Boston: 370 Years of Tavern History in One Definitive Guide, will share little known facts about some of Boston’s oldest taverns and tavern keepers, detail authentic tavern drink recipes and discuss how taverns have evolved from 1630 to modern day. Copies of Nathan’s book, Historic Taverns of Boston, will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Attendees will be able to sample a wide variety of beers from local breweries including Kona Brewery (Fire Rock Pale Ale and Pipeline Porter), Redhook Brewery (Late Harvest Autumn Ale and Redhook Longhammer IP), Widmer Brothers Brewery (Drifter Pale Ale and Widmer Hefeweizen) and the Shipyard Brewing Company (Mystic Seaport Pale Ale, Shipyard Export Ale and Shipyard Pumpkinhead). All visitors will receive a complimentary beer glass to take home. A light a la carte menu will also be available.
Tickets are $25 for members, and $30 for non-members. Tickets include the talk and tasting (No drink tickets are needed once admitted).