Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Past Programs
Beer Appreciation Night: The History and Renaissance of American Brewing
Garrett Oliver, Steve Hindy, Debra Schmidt Bach, Nina Nazionale, Gabrielle Langholtz (moderator)
Tue, July 10th, 2012 | 7:30 pm


Program & Beer Tasting combined ticket $49 (Members $37)
Program only $24 (members $12)

Event details

A century ago, New York City was a major brewing center, home to more than one hundred breweries. The last of those great breweries, Schaefer and Rheingold, closed their doors in 1976, leaving the city without a brewery for the first time since the early 1600s. Today, there are five craft breweries in the city that are part of a national movement based on the brewing traditions founded in Europe. Ironically, the European brewers are now looking to America for their inspiration.

A special tasting of Brooklyn Brewery beers will follow the program. Tickets are $49 for the program & Beer Tasting combined ticket (Members $37). Tickets for the program only $24 (members $12)

Speakers Bio(s)

Garrett Oliver is brewmaster for Brooklyn Brewery and editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer. Steve Hindy, an expert on New York brewing, is cofounder of Brooklyn Brewery and coauthor of Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery. Gabrielle Langholtz (moderator) is editor of the magazines Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She fell in love with Brooklyn while at college in Virginia, where her local bar had Brooklyn Brewery Stout on tap. Debra Schmidt Bach and Nina Nazionale, curators of the exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, join the conversation. Also, don’t miss their curatorial gallery tour on June 4.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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