August 16, 2017
CONTACT: Trevor Beemon
MARIETTA - 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 Company, this new collection of beers will be introduced to the public during a special beer tasting at the Root House on September 15th. The beer collection includes:
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.
WHAT: Root House Craft Beer Tasting
WHEN: Friday, September 15, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: William Root House Museum & Garden; 80 N Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta, GA 30060
TICKETS: Admission is $30 per person. Attendees will receive six 6 oz. drink tickets. Finger foods provided by Johnnie MacCracken's, Taqueria Tsunami, Stockyard Burgers, and Two Birds Taphouse will be available. Must be 21 or older to sample beers. IDs will be checked at the door. The first 75 tickets sold will receive a free souvenir glass. Tickets available online at roothousemuseum.com/beer.
INFORMATION: 770-426-4982; roothousemuseum.com
ABOUT THE WILLIAM ROOT HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDEN: Owned and operated by Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, the William Root House Museum & Garden offers an authentic look at life for a middle-class Georgia family during the 1860s. The simple frame house is more typical of its time and place than the grand plantations and columned mansions people typically imagine when they think of the Old South.
ABOUT RED HARE BREWING COMPANY: Red Hare Brewing Company is an independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, Georgia. In August 2011, Red Hare started selling craft beer throughout the state of Georgia and in 2012 became the first craft brewery in Georgia to can their beer. Red Hare Brewing Company was named 4th best brewery in the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship, accepting five medals. Red Hare offers four year-round beers, in addition to seasonal and craft soda brands, and is currently distributed across the South.