According to Benjamin Franklin, beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Beer is possibly the oldest beverage invented by humanity and is the third most consumed, after water and tea. Some archeologists now believe that agriculture may have started more as a means of ensuring the supply of beer than for any other reason.
Five of the different types of beer will be sampled at
"An Evening of Beer Tasting," on April 21 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 26 Prospect Street, Brewster, NY.
The event, a fundraiser for the church, will start at 7 p.m.
Beer aficionado Paul McGann of Brewster will be the host for the evening and he will introduce five examples of beers, ales, or lagers, including some local brands. Samples of foods that go well with the different beers will also be served.
Beer goes well with more than just burgers and pizza. For
example, India pale ales go well with the spicy foods of South Asia. Pilsner Urquell is said to go well with apples and spinach. A hefewiessen--a beer made with wheat rather than barley--goes well with apples and citrus, which is why they are often served with a slice of lemon or orange in the glass.
In addition to food, the beer tasting will include raffles of gift baskets and gift certificates from local businesses.
Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $40 for a couple. St. Andrew's is located at the corner of Prospect Street and
Michael Neuner Drive in Brewster. For more information, please call the church at 845-279-4325.
This event is for adults over age 21 only.