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Trumbull Library Hosts Beer Workshop At Monroe Brewery

The Szamatulskis prepare a bag of hops at Veracious.
The Szamatulskis prepare a bag of hops at Veracious. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Craft beer fans will want to head to the Veracious Brewing Company in Monroe to help Celebrate National Beer Day by learning, first hand, how beer is made, courtesy of the Trumbull Public Library.

The educational, but fun workshop, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, will demonstrate brewing a beer, answer questions, go into the history and beer styles and provide samples of three to four different home brews.

April 7th is the date beer became legal again in the United States after the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 23, 1933. That law was enacted on April 7th allowing the brewing and sale of beer in the United States again. It's said that people waited in line overnight on April 6th outside Milwaukee breweries in order to legally buy beer for the first time in over 13 years.

Veracious Brewing Company is owned and run by Trumbull residents Tess & Mark Szamatulski, who also have the largest home brewing supply store in the Northeast.

The brewery was started last June and is the area's first brewery and tap room. According to the "Beer Advocate," a national publication that rates beers both nationally and internationally, Veracious was voted as one of the top 33 breweries out of the 900 rated.

The Szamatulski's, who have lived in Trumbull for more than 25 years, are also the authors of two of the best-selling beer recipe books, "Clone Brews, Second Edition" and "Beer Captured." They have been filmed for the Discovery Channel's series "How Things Work," and have been featured on Channel 8 CT, Style and Time.com.

Attendees must be 21 years old. Admission is free. Registration is limited to the first 50 people. To register, click here. The brewery is located at 246 Main St., Monroe.

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