Lecture Series

“Virginia Beer: From Colonial Days to Craft’s Golden Age”

Presented by: Lee Graves

Beer has been a vibrant part of Virginia’s history since the arrival of settlers at Jamestown in 1607. As plantations and farms expanded westward, beer continued to be a household staple, thanks to brewing largely by women and enslaved people. Commercial breweries played an economic and social role in the country’s growth, though Prohibition took its toll. Now Virginia is at the forefront of beer’s golden age. Join us to learn about this ancient beverage.



American Frontier Culture Foundation