Roxbury History Series: Lost Breweries of Roxbury & JP

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 7:00pm

Roxbury History Speaker Series presents: The Lost Breweries of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain: A slide talk by Michael Reiskind

Tuesday February 11, 2014, 7PM at Haley House Bakery Café, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA

Co-sponsored by Roxbury Historical Society, Haley House Bakery Café and Discover Roxbury.

In 1900, Boston had the most breweries per person of any city in the country - and the overwhelming majority of them were in the Stony Brook area of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.

During the heyday of Boston breweries, this area was the center of the industry with at least 24 breweries along the banks of the Stony Brook. Learn about the history of brewing in Boston and the people who established the breweries in our city.

Dinner will be available for purchase beginning at 5pm. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. This event is free and open to the public. Percival Beer Company will be offering sample tastes of its offerings, which are available for purchase at Haley House Bakery Café.

Michael Reiskind, vice-president and historian of the JP Historical Society, has been researching Boston's historic breweries for twenty years. He has presented extensively on Boston breweries and has offered sold out trolley tours of the breweries along the Stony Brook.

Filipe E. Oliveira, Founder/President of Percival Beer Company will talk briefly about his new craft beer company and its popular brands. The company, Percival Beer is named after the street he grew-up on in Dorchester. Mr. Oliveira states that his company can help showcase the economic potential of local businesses and provide a brand that ties together the ethnic diversity of his hometown -- Dorchester. Percival Beer Company sells Dot Ale 1630 and Kompadre Lager. He is planning on releasing a Roxbury brand, Puddingstone Stout and a Vietnamese brand, Saigon Lager, next year.

-- Bing Broderick Executive Director Haley House


12 Dade St.
Roxbury, MA 02119


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