September 14, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The oldest home in downtown Marietta, the William Root House is one of the only wood frame structures in town to survive the Civil War. The home was owned by Marietta’s first apothecary, William Root. William would have grown many medicinal plants for his pharmacy in his garden, including hops, which would have been used as an herbal medicine to assist with sleeplessness and anxiety.
The William Root House Museum & Garden is excited to announce a collection of beers crafted with hops, fruit, and herbs harvested directly from the historic Root House Garden. Created by Red Hare Brewing Co., this new collection of beers will be introduced to the public during a special beer tasting at the Root House on September 14th and a second tasting at Red Hare Brewing Co. on September 15th.
Admission is $35 per person. Attendees will receive six 6 oz. drink tickets. Finger foods provided by local restaurants will be available. Must be 21 or older to sample beers. IDs will be checked at the door.
2017 BEER LIST
Centennial IPA - 6.7% ABV - Brewed with Centennial and Simcoe hops, this IPA is a clean west coast IPA with pungent piney and slightly citrus aromas. Munich and wheat malts balance out the bitterness and hints of floral. Wet hops from the Root House Garden were harvested and put into the kettle within thirty minutes for a late hop flavor with a big hoppy punch.
Lemon Balm Lager - 5.25% ABV - Brewed as a light German Helles, this refreshing lager has hints of biscuity malts and big notes of lemon citrus stemming from the fresh lemon balm from the Root House Garden. The finish is clean with subtle hints of mint.
Fig Porter - 6.9% ABV - Brewed with Caramel Munich Malts, Midnight Wheat, Chocolate, and Flaked Oats, this beer is dark and rich. Dark fruit flavors of raisin and fig from the Root House Garden blend with the heavy malt bill and are balanced with the earthy Willamette hops used in this beer.
Sea Holly Saison - 6.4% ABV - A monster saison hybrid yeast was used to ferment this beer to create fruity and slightly phenolic aromas. Pilsen, Wheat, Munich, and Vienna malts were used in conjunction with Hallertau and Saaz hops to balance this funk monster beer with very slight hints of bubblegum. Fresh Sea Holly from the Root House Garden keeps it grounded with notes of thistle, green leaf, and earth.