The Washington Post July 19, 2013

Editors' Picks: Wednesday – Brewing in the Age of Pirates

A sailor could learn a thing or two about beer while crossing the ocean on a galleon. Lesson 1: Beer stayed fresher on its trip from England to India when brewed with extra hops, a style that became the IPA of today. Learn more secrets of Colonial-era brewing with beer historian Richard Wagner, who will demonstrate techniques and tools used to make early versions of the stuff we drink today. At 5 p.m., National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. NW (Metro: Farragut North) 202-857-7588.

Going Out Guide staff

Note: This was an event to promote the Pirates exhibit at the museum and beer and catering were provided by Heavy Seas Brewing of Baltimore.