It’s the Brits vs. the Americans when The Mariners’ Museum hosts a “Battle of the Beers” competition on Friday, Nov. 9.
The event will feature five British brews and five American brews in a contest that marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Already the battle lines are drawn.
Lee McMillan, a native of England and bar manager for The Bier Garden in Portsmouth, says, “A lot of the American micro beers, they've just changed up the British recipes.” He’ll be representing the British side in the contest.
On the American side will be Diane Catanzaro, a beer enthuisiast and Christopher Newport University professor. Her response: “American brewers brew all different styles; we steal from everybod. Then we make them better.”
The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature pub food and music by the Esoteric Ramblers. Jeff Maisey, publisher of Veer magazine, will moderate.
Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door, $15 for members of The Crew, The Mariners’ young professionals’ organization, which is hosting the event. They’re online at www.battleofthebeers.net.
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