Celebrating the rich history of both Exeter and that of the Granite State, the 2019 Beer for History series recently garnered the attention of Donahue Tucker & Ciandella, which has agreed to sponsor it through 2020.

In 2019, Beer for History will expand to include 5 dates at which a featured brewer will pour several beers, colonial clad musicians will sing period-inspired music, and attendees may participate in various colonial games.

According to Lizabeth MacDonald of Donahue Tucker & Ciandella, Beer for History’s emphasis on fun and community is “a recipe for success.”

“It takes the colonial history of our state along with our strong belief in community and turns it into a festive, family-friendly affair,” she said. “We are very excited to get behind this series both this year and next.”

Emma Bray, museum executive director, said the multi-year support will help staff plan “the most engaging community events possible.”

“Knowing we have their support behind us allows us to plan ahead to 2020,” she said. “We are all very excited for this year’s series.”

This year, von Trapp Brewing and Throwback Brewery return to Beer for History, while Sea Dog Brewing, Tilton Brothers Brewing and Bad Lab Beer Co. join for the first time.

Scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 26, Beer for History events take place at the museum’s historic Folsom Tavern from 6pm to 8pm. Built in 1775, Folsom Tavern was visited by George Washington in 1789 for “a libation.”

“If George Washington enjoyed himself here, we hope you will, too,” laughed Bray.

Tickets for each event are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Series tickets are $60 and $80 for members and nonmembers, respectively, while youth (under 21) are $3. Ticket prices include beer (21+), entertainment, light snacks from Sea Dog Brewing and more.

To purchase tickets, or learn more about Beer for History, visit independencemuseum.org