Fund Raising Beer Release – Lauer’s Fellowship Ale
Prosit! Join us in toasting Frederick Lauer, 1850s Berks County brewer and the first president of the United States Brewers Association. For each pint sold of Lauer’s Fellowship Ale at the pub in Kutztown, we will donate $3.50 to the Frederick Lauer Monument restoration fund to finish the restoration of the monument’s base in Reading’s City Park. The bronze statue itself was restored in 2016, but additional money and work is needed to restore the base, foundation, walls and landscaping. As you can see in the Reading Eagle Photo, the foundation and base walls have shifted and are in danger of further collapse, and the landscaping has eroded and died. Please join Saucony Creek and the Berks County Brewers in honoring Frederick by restoring the monument to it’s full glory!
The collaboration Kolsch beer, Lauer’s Fellowship Ale, was brewed at Saucony Creek with Berks County’s Broken Chair, Chatty Monks, Oakbrook and Schaylor Breweries and is available on draft only at all of the participating breweries. The name was chosen to reflect that Lauer valued fellowship with his fellow brewers and friends, and to highlight the fellowship of the Berks County Brewers in creating this beer. Lauer was an important part of Reading’s brewing history who gained national prominence. His contributions of community service and money to the City of Reading were highly regarded, as well as the donation of the land for Lauer’s Park and what is known now as Lauer’s Park Elementary School. For more information about Frederick Lauer, visit this page at the Berks History Center
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