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The history of beer is a colorful thread woven into the tapestry of civilization.

From the ancient Sumarians, who told stories about how beer saved humankind from extinction, to 19th century New Yorkers, who held trials about whether lager was actually intoxicating, stories of beer and brewing reflect the importance of this beverage's place in our society.

Join us for a virtual evening of fun and camaraderie as author Lee Graves takes a look at Beer Tales throughout history.

September 23, 4-6:30 p.m.
$19.99 per person
(you'll receive a Zoom link after registration)

For more information, contact Robyn Smyth at

Lee Graves has been writing about beer since 1996, when he started a weekly column while working as a writer and editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His love of flavorful beer, however, began much earlier through trips to Germany, England, Scotland and elsewhere.

A resident of Richmond, Va., he has received several writing awards and authored three books, most recently "Virginia Beer:  A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft's Golden Age" by University of Virginia Press.

He continues to track the beer world in various publications and on his website,


Photo of Lee Graves, facilitator of Virginia Tech's Beer Tales
Meet Lee Graves, facilitator of Beer Tales