History Center, brewing company host Berks Brewery & Breweriana Fest April 14

Participants will also enjoy a special breweriana exhibit, which features a myriad of brewery collectables and memorabilia from Berks County breweries such as Deppen, Lauer’s, Sunshine, Old Reading, and more!
Participants will also enjoy a special breweriana exhibit, which features a myriad of brewery collectables and memorabilia from Berks County breweries such as Deppen, Lauer’s, Sunshine, Old Reading, and more! Submitted photo
A special breweriana exhibit features brewery collectables and memorabilia from Berks County breweries such as Old Reading.
A special breweriana exhibit features brewery collectables and memorabilia from Berks County breweries such as Old Reading. Submitted photo

The Berks History Center and Oakbrook Brewing Company invite you to immerse yourself in Berks County’s vibrant beer brewing culture, both past and present, at Berks Brewery & Breweriana Fest on April 14 at 10 a.m. at the Berks History Center, 940 Centre Ave. Reading.

Berks Brewery & Breweriana Fest is a special spring Second Saturday program that celebrates “all things beer,” beginning with a presentation on the history of brewing in Berks County at 10 a.m. Presented by Chad Campbell, owner of Breweriana Aficianado, the program will look back on Berks County’s legendary beer brewing industry.

The presentation will be followed by a beer tasting hosted and sponsored by Oakbrook Brewing Company. Participants will also enjoy a special breweriana exhibit, which features a myriad of brewery collectables and memorabilia from Berks County breweries such as Deppen, Lauer’s, Sunshine, Old Reading, and more! The exhibit is curated by Chad Campbell and several other breweriana collectors.

Both the beer tasting and the exhibit are included in the ticket cost. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore the treasures Berks County’s extraordinary past with tours of the Berks History Center Museum. Food and other refreshments will be available for purchase during the event.

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“We are thrilled to partner with Breweriana Aficianado and Oakbrook Brewing Company to present this one-of-a-kind event at the Berks History Center. Berks Brewery & Breweriana Fest is a great opportunity to experience and celebrate the fascinating culture and industry that was, and continues to be, unique to Berks County,” said Sime Bertolet, Executive Director, The Berks History Center.

“Local breweries like Oakbrook Brewing Company are continuing time-honored brewing traditions and reviving the industry here in Berks County. We thank Oakbrook Brewing Company for sponsoring the event with their latest beers for the event and for supporting historic preservation in Berks County.”

Unlike Berks History Center’s regular Second Saturday programs, tickets for this special Second Saturday program must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited. Call 610-375-4375 to purchase tickets.