Whiskey Wars, Swill Milk, and Illicit Booze– the production of alcohol has long been tied to Brooklyn’s history, through commerce and controversy. In this talk, we’ll wade our way through Brooklyn booze-soaked past, from the earliest applejack producers to the end of distilling during Prohibition. But the story of liquor in King’s Country has a happy ending, through a change in legislature, distilling has returned to Brooklyn. Whiskey, gin, and vodka are all being bottled in the borough, and we’ll be talking about this new wave of distillers who have picked up the torch. With samples! Tickets are $10/ Free for BHS members. Purchase your tickets here.
Sarah Lohman has more than a decade of museum experience with a specific focus on culinary history. Lohman is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she began working in a museum at the age of 16, cooking historic food over a wood-burning stove. Dubbed an “historic gastronomist,” Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past.