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William Root House Partners With Local Breweries For Craft Beer Festival

2021 beer festival

October 19, 2021

CONTACT: Trevor Beemon

Executive Director

tbeemon@cobblandmarks.com

678.594.4994

The Root House Beer Festival will include beer crafted using hops, fruit, and herbs harvested from the gardens of the c. 1845 William Root House property.   

MARIETTA - Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society is excited to welcome Red Hare Brewing & Distilling and Glover Park Brewery to the William Root House for the 6th annual Root House Beer Festival. The Root House was built circa 1845 for Hannah and William Root, early settlers of Marietta. Today the home is owned by Cobb Landmarks and has been restored to its 1850s appearance for use as a historic house museum. 

William Root was one of Marietta’s earliest merchants and its first druggist. Born in Philadelphia in 1815, William moved to Marietta in August 1839 to open a drug store on the Marietta Square. William would have grown many medicinal plants in his garden, including hops, which would have been used to relieve sleeplessness and anxiety. 

The annual Root House Beer Festival will feature a collection of local beers including some crafted using hops, fruit, and herbs harvested from the gardens at the Root House. Many of the beers will only be available to try during the event! Tickets are $25 per person in advance online or $30 per person the day of the event. Each ticket includes discounts for food at the nearby Marietta Square Market. 

Space is limited. Attendees must be 21 or older to sample beers. IDs will be checked at the door. 

WHAT: Root House Beer Festival

WHEN: November 13, 2021   2:00PM - 7:00PM

WHERE: William Root House, 80 N Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta

TICKETS: https://www.roothousemuseum.com/beer.html

ABOUT THE WILLIAM ROOT HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDEN: One of the oldest homes in the Atlanta area, the Root House is more typical of its time and place than the columned mansions popularized by Gone With the Wind. Though the home and grounds have been meticulously restored to their 1850s appearance, modern touchscreens and interactive displays have been added to help tell the story of the historic site.


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