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On Wednesday October 21, 2009 Rich Wagner will present “Breweries of the Schuylkill” which will provide an overview of the history of brewing from Philadelphia to Pottsville. The event is being sponsored by the Schuylkill River Heritage Center in Phoenixville. For details visit their website.
On Saturday November 21, 2009 at 2 PM at Philadelphia Brewing Company Rich Wagner will give a presentation entitled “The Chronology of Technology of Philadelphia's Brewing Industry” which will provide an overview of three centuries of brewing in the Quaker City.
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Temple student Stephanie Ramirez and her group interviewed Rich Wagner on the significance of Brewerytown, Lager Beer and Lager Beer Vaults in and around Fairmount Park as part of a project for Temple's Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab. They've been posted to YouTube and can be viewed at the following links:
“Creatively Speaking” (Temple University radio WRTI 90.1 FM) is a 30 minute program, Rich's interview is the third of four seven minute segments. Creatively Speaking December 13, 2009. Tom Keels on Brewing in Philadelphia, past and present.
Sue Henry's 47 minute documentary: “Beer Gardening in Northeastern PA” aired on WILK 980 AM in October 2007. The show includes interviews with Rich Wagner, who drove around for a day showing Sue some of the old breweries of the Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Also included is her tour with the Lion Brewery's Leo Orlandini and a visit with local breweriana collector Al Kogoy in his basement brewery musuem. Al supplied some vintage radio ads dating back to the fifties and sixties from the region's breweries.
Colonial Brewing Demonstration Now on YouTube:
Writer/Film maker Jeff Linkous created a video entitled Ancestral Ale – Brewing in Colonial America from the Rich's colonial brewing demonstration at the Camden County Historical Society last fall. Check out his blog: http://beerstainedletter.blogspot.com/
Scene at Festival Pier, Delaware Avenue and Spring Garden Street September 2, 2008.
Text from center of poster, which contains 75 brewery ads:
Sources: 1887 newspaper clippings from Larry Handy’s and signs from Don Fink’s Philadelphia breweriana collections; Official Program of German Day 1892 and Geschichte des Nordoestlichen Saengerbundes from the German Society of Pennsylvania; Souvenir of the 60th Stiftungsfest of the Schützen Verein from the Fetzer collection; Official Souvenir Program of the Labor Day Parade and Picnic 1905 published by the Central Labor Union of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Official Program of Founders’ Week Being the 225th Anniversary of Philadelphia 1683-1908 and Dunlop & Clarke’s Official Liquor License Directory of Philadelphia and Principal Cities and Towns of Pennsylvania 1890-91 from Jim Freeman’s collection. This composite directory amply illustrates the fact that Philadelphia was One Big Brewerytown!
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