Griffin Free Public Library – Auburn, NH

Brewing in NH

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM, New Hampshire Humanities speaker Glenn Knoblock will explore the fascinating history of New Hampshire’s beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today’s modern breweries and brew pubs.

Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state’s earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era. Illustrations present evidence of society’s changing attitudes towards beer and alcohol consumption over the years. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or a “tea-totaler,” this lecture will be enjoyed by adults of all ages.

Glenn Knoblock is an independent scholar and author of fifteen books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries, and African-American military history. Knoblock has served as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University’s landmark African-American Biography Project. He holds a BA in History from Bowling Green State University.

This lecture is free, but advanced registration is required by contacting Griffin Free Public Library at 603.483.5374 or

For more information, contact Griffin Free Public Library at 603.483.5374 or

This program is made possible thanks to a grant from New Hampshire Humanities and support from the Friends of Griffin Free Public Library.


This entry was posted on February 5, 2019 by in Events, Friends of Griffin Free, New Hampshire, Programs.

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