Milan Museum celebrates town's brewing heritage with beer tasting September 25th

Milan, Ohio is best known as the birth town of America's most famous inventor, Thomas Edison, in 1847. Just a few years after the birth of Milan's famous son, a tradition of brewing began. The Joseph Herb Brewing Co., followed by The Milan Brewing Co., began brewing "Milan Pure Beer" in the 1850s and continued brewing prize-winning beers for nearly 100 years. Prohibition killed the craft and the company converted to a mushroom plant. The still-standing structure now operates as the Growers Chemical Corporation.

The Milan Museum will celebrate the town's brewing heritage with its 3rd annual beer tasting on Saturday, September 17, featuring Ohio-brewed beers. Brewery sponsors include the Gordon Biersch Brewery from Columbus and local brewer, Put-in-Bay Brewing Company. A variety of microbrews will be available to taste. A tasting menu of food items provided by Angry Bull Steak House will be available to accompany beer tastings.

The event takes place from 2 - 5 pm on the Milan Museum's lawn. Admission just $10.00 for non-museum members and includes tokens for four tastings and a souvenir 5 oz. pilsner glass and food. Additional beer tasting tokens can be purchased for $2.00 each. Or, enjoy unlimited refills of your favorite beer with the purchase of any souvenir glass or mug.

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the event for limited edition reproductions of Milan Brewing Company memorabilia and merchandise. New Milan Brewing Company limited-edition reproduction labels, clothing and glassware will also be for sale in the Museum's gift shop. Tours of the museum will be offered during the event.