WEST HARTFORD ó The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will host a beer tasting with Two Roads Brewery, Wachusett Brewing Co., Arch Amber Brewing, City Steam, and Thomas Hooker Brewing Company on Thursday, Aug. 22.

The beer tasting, which starts at 7 p.m., is sponsored by Wine Cellars 4, 68 Farmington Ave., on the Farmington/West Harford Line.

Two Roads is located in Stratford and has a beer garden and offers brewery tours regularly. They offer year-round brews like Olí Factory Pils and Road to Ruin, as well as seasonal beers like Henryís Farm Double Bok.

City Steam is located in downtown Hartford and uses steam in its brewing process. Beers like Naughty Nurse and Coltís Light Lager are brewed on the premises.

Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. was established in 2003 and is located in Bloomfield. They currently produce 12 beers (including the seasonal Watermelon Ale) and offer Open House events twice per month.

Wachusett is based in Westminster, Mass., and brews favorites like Blueberry Ale and Green Monsta IPA.

Arch Amber Ale, is based upon a draft favorite at The Hartford Brewery Limited (CTís first brewpub, 1991-2000), is made to the specifications of the Hartford Better Brewing Company at the Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland Maine.

Tickets for the beer tasting are $15 per person by Aug. 19. After that, tickets are $25. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the event. A valid ID will be required at the door. Information and tickets can be obtained at or by calling 860-521-5362, ext. 21.

All of the funds raised from ticket sales help to support the education mission of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, located in the restored birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster.

Webster was a national figure known not only for the first American dictionary and the Blue-Backed Speller, but also for being a federalist, an abolitionist and a cofounder of Amherst College.

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