New England beer tasting

The Drum Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Tasting of New England Beers on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 8:30, at Trackside Teen Center, 15 Station Road.
The tasting is a fund-raising social event with a portion of the proceeds going to support education. The Drum Hill chapter, in association with NSDAR, supports seven schools and two colleges for under-privileged students including Native American children; the chapter also gives scholarships and awards; and promotes education and good citizenship locally.
Doors will open at 6, and the tasting presentation will begin at 6:30.
The presentation, New England Beers from Colonial Times to Now, will be conducted by Gregg  Glaser, editor-in-chief for Yankee Brew News. He will provide an overview of beer history in New England with emphasis on Connecticut breweries both old and the new flourishing craft breweries. There will also be a discussion of beer terms; the differences among beer, ale and lagers; beer ingredients; the brewing process; the proper way to evaluate beer; and a sampling of representative styles.
There will also be a silent auction, preceding and following the presentation.
Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $35 online at and $40 at the door.