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Americans have long revered their pint of beer, which underscores the popularity of the American Independence Museum’s Beer for History series in Exeter and one of the reasons Moat Mountain Brewing Co. recently joined the lineup.

“I am really excited to be part of this event with so many other great breweries and people—it should be a lot of fun,” said Sales Manager Brian Dalke of Moat Mountain Brewing Co. “There is nothing wrong with having a beer for history.”

The next Beer for History takes place at the Museum’s Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street in Exeter, on Thursday, October 20 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Moat Mountain Brewing Co. will be joined by Granite State Growler Tours, Neighborhood Beer Co. (NHBC), 7th Settlement, D.L. Geary Brewing Company and possibly others.

NHBC’s Joe Berwanger said they plan to pour their Granite Acorn Autumn Lager, which is a higher-alcohol, super malty version of the iconic harvest Märzen-style Oktoberfest. “It’s extremely smooth and crisp,” he added. “It’s the perfect complement to autumn itself.”

Beer for History is sponsored by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law of Portsmouth.

“We have enjoyed ourselves at the first two events and look forward to another great time,” said Kevin Baum, attorney at the firm. “It’s a wonderful community event and a terrific way to enjoy the museum grounds.”

In addition to beer and light snacks, the event will feature live colonial tavern-style music and games for kids. “It’s definitely worth the trip from Maine,” said Geary Brewing’s Tim Turner. “I’ve discovered Exeter is a pretty classic New England town. It’s been fun.”

Tickets are $30 and include light appetizers, samplings of beer, and more. Members of the Museum may purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $25. Kids are free. To buy tickets, visit