Join the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society and Scuffle Hill Brewing Company for “Beers of Ireland” on Saturday, March 16, 2-4 p.m., at the Historic Henry County Courthouse, 1 East Main Street, Uptown Martinsville.
“History and beer – what a perfect combination,” John Phillips, president of the Historical Society, said. Kick off your St. Patrick’s weekend with us as we learn and taste Irish beers. Let the shenanigans begin.”
During the first hour, participants will learn the history, ingredients, and production of beer as well as different beer styles, hops, yeast, and beer presentation.
During the second hour, attendees will taste Irish Reds and Irish Stouts, totaling approximately two pints. Irish snacks will be served.
Wear your green attire – the more the better. Prizes will be awarded.
The event will be taught and led by Jake Abell, owner of Scuffle Hill Brewing Company. He earned a Beer Brewer Professional Certificate from Virginia Tech and the University of Richmond. A veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, he graduated from Patrick & Henry Community College and Liberty University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society.
Tickets are $10 per person. Advance reservations are required to be made by March 10 at https://jbphillips.wufoo.com/forms/beers-of-ireland/, and paid at the door. You must be 18 years of age to attend and 21 years old to participate.