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Learn the history of bourbon and barrel aging and sample a few in Scranton on March 15

Learn the history of bourbon and barrel aging and sample a few in Scranton on March 15
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From a press release:

Lew Bryson has been writing about beer and spirits since 1995. He is the managing editor of Whisky Advocate and the author of six books, the most recent of which is “Tasting Whiskey: An Insider’s Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World’s Finest Spirits,” a synthesis of almost 20 years of learning, visiting, and writing about this amazing drink, the places where it’s made, and the people who make it.

On Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to meet Bryson and learn about the history of bourbon, bourbon barrel aging, beer, and more at Cooper’s Seafood House (701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). Attendees will have the opportunity to sample three bourbons and three bourbon barrel aged beers.

Featured beers:

Founder’s KBS (2014)
Stone Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard (2015)
New Holland’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Dragons Milk

Featured bourbons:

Weller Reserve
Knob Creek Reserve Single Barrel
Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year

Bryson was also the host of “American Beer Blogger,” a pilot show featuring visits to various breweries, brewpubs, bars, and beer festivals; the recipient of the Michael Jackson Beer Journalism Award; and was chosen as Philly’s Best Beer Writer in 2014. He will be on hand after the tasting for a book signing and meet and greet.

Tickets, which can be purchased now at, are $20 per person if pre-ordered in February, $25 if pre-ordered in March, and $30 at the door.

Attendees must be 21 or older. Pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited to 60 participants.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or call 570-346-6883.