History on Tap series planned again this summer by Historic Salisbury Foundation

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 2, 2017

SALISBURY — The Historic Salisbury Foundation Inc. will host its third annual summer series, “History on Tap.”

Programs are planned for June, July and August.

“We invite active and potential members of HSF to cool off by sampling local craft beer while exploring several of the community’s more interesting historic places and spaces,” the foundation said in a news release. “Participants will see – and taste – the real Salisbury.”

The 2017 “HOT” series will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month — June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24. There is no charge, though donations are welcome.

The series will launch June 22, a Thursday, with an insider tour of Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery & Eatery at 421 N. Lee St. After the tour, participants will have a chance to network and enjoy a pair of Morgan Ridge’s craft beers in its newly renovated 1924 warehouse space.

On July 27, the series will continue at Grevious Gallery, 313 E. Council St., exploring its connection to the Civil War, Antosek Luggage and Cheerwine.

Participants will learn about the site’s original building and get the chance to “throw bottles, dishes and glassware to their hearts content” while enjoying a pair of local craft beers from sponsor New Sarum Brewery, the HSF said.

The finale will be held Aug. 24 in celebration of a historic church recently saved from demolition.

“Many of you have passed this unique brick building on 121 Ridge Ave. behind the Mean Mug Coffee Co. and wondered what was going to happen to it,” HSF said.

“The last HOT event offers participants a chance to see what’s inside the church during renovation as it is transformed into a new music venue, the future Beacon Hall, while enjoying more craft beer tastings from sponsor New Sarum Brewery.

“These events provide the community with an opportunity to discover our remarkable history and architecture while having a fun night out with friends,” HSF said. “They are open to the ‘young at heart’ of all ages.”

Attendance is limited, and the programs often fill up quickly.

Register by going to the “History on Tap” page at www.historicsalisbury.org. Registration is limited to HSF members through June 6.

Open registration  begins June 7.

For more details on the series, sponsorship opportunities or other HSF events, follow Historic Salisbury Foundation on Facebook, visit its website, or call the foundation at 704-636-0103.