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‘Pieter Bronck’s Beer Brewing and Early Brewing Technology’


The Ravena Coeymans Historical Society will present a program Sunday about early beer brewing technology. Courtesy of Pexels

RAVENA — On Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m., the Ravena Coeymans Historical Society will present its next program, a talk by Richard Muggeo on “Pieter Bronck’s Beer Brewing and Early Brewing Technology.”

Muggeo will discuss a brief history of beer brewing, its arrival in the Hudson Valley, and brewer Pieter Bronck from Beverwyck (present day Albany), who moved to this area in 1663.

Born in Astoria, New York, Richard Muggeo was raised on Long Island. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in reading. Muggeo relocated to the Hudson Valley in 1974 to teach in the Catskill School District. In 2004, he retired from teaching and now spends his free time volunteering, gardening, raising bees, brewing beer, making wine, reading and spending time with grandchildren. He currently serves as a trustee of the Greene County Historical Society.

The Society will also welcome Rail II River Brewing in Ravena for a brief overview of Coeymans’ first commercial brewery and samples of their craft.

Please join in for this program, open to the public, to be held in the museum on 15 Mountain Road, Ravena. Masks are encouraged.

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