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Dr. Peter Russo

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April 2020

Excavating Schnaderbeck’s Lager Cellar, Brooklyn

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Spiro Hall 2, Wagner College
631 Howard Avenue (1 Campus Road, Grymes Hill)
Staten Island, NY 10301 United States

The Lynda Nilsen Memorial Lecture, given by Dr. Celia J. Bergoffen Four adjoining, massive stone and brick lager vaults were discovered fourteen feet below grade in the heart of Williamsburg’s former lager brewing district. Unlike other beers, lager yeast ferments at the bottom of the vat and the brew must age at low temperatures. Before refrigeration, this was accomplished in subterranean vaults. Introduced in the U.S. ca. 1840, lager took off in the 1850s when a major influx of thirsty…

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