Sandusky County

Craft beer, retro cocktails, living history and food trucks at Hayes Presidential event


Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

FREMONT – Sample craft beer from regional brewers and cocktails made from historic recipes during a living history event on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Craft beers, Cocktails and Crusaders is from 5 to 8 p.m. on the grounds of Spiegel Grove, the estate of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes.

This event coincides with the special exhibit “Demon Rum & Cold Water: The Two Sides of Temperance,” and the event will include access to see the exhibit.

While participants are enjoying their beer and cocktail samples, costumed living history presenters portraying temperance advocates in the late 1800s will interact with them and encourage them to give up the drink.

The Cottonwood Jam String Band will perform on the verandah of the Hayes Home. Food trucks will be on-site during the event, as well. Food truck fare is not included in the ticket price.

Participating breweries are Wild Side Brewing Company of Grand Rapids, Findlay Brewing Company, 4kd Crick Brewing Company of Defiance, Black Frog Brewing Company of Toledo and Earnest Brew Works of Toledo.

Admission is $20 for Hayes Presidential members and $25 for non-members. It includes 10 tickets to sample 4-ounce pours of craft beer and a flight of sample historic cocktails. A $10 for a designated driver ticket that does not include any samples also is available and includes pop and water. Tickets can be purchased online at Participants must be 21 and older to attend.

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