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Brew: Museum of Beer Virtual Guided Tour

The chapter has worked with the Brew: Museum of Beer based in Pittsburgh to setup a private virtual Zoom tour of the museum with one of their docents. It includes a guided, interactive tour of this expansive exhibit. We will browse through a timeline of some of the significant events in PA beer history, from the origins of the Colony through the status of the craft beer scene today and prospects for the future. The timeline incorporates video clips from notable PA beer historians and brewers.We will also check out the interactive components of the exhibit, including:

  • “Beer Quiz.” This lighthearted quiz touches on information presented through the exhibit, encouraging visitors to delve into all sections of the material covered.

  • Interactive Map. The updated app map enables users to find any of the 450+ breweries in Pennsylvania, as well as those under development.

  • Made in PA? This activity presents a dozen beers, most with indefinite lineage, and asks, “Is that beer made in PA?” Results and related stories are surprising to the uninitiated.

  • Medals. All 201 medals won by Pennsylvania Beers at the Great American Beer Festival in the 21st century are presented in a sortable manner, allowing the user to select and view by year, type of medal, location, or brewery name.

Here are some of the museum's suggestions for beer to have on-hand for the tour, but there are certainly plenty to choose from!

  • Straub's 872 Pre-Prohibition Lager

  • Yard's Washington's Porter

  • Stoudt's McGillin's 1860 IPA

  • Lancaster Brewing Company Milk Stout

  • Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter

Here's a link to the museum's website -

Event Details:

Date/Time: Thursday 3/25/2021 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Cost: Free (chapter is picking up the tab just to say Thanks for being a member!). Free to attend but you must register on Eventbrite to get the Zoom meeting info. Only 1 ticket required per household.

Tickets: Click here for tickets

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Membership Invitation!

Hello Penn Staters!

The new membership year for the Central Maryland Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is upon us. Our chapter’s membership year runs from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, so now is the time to join or renew! Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone our annual membership event, originally scheduled for May, due to the pandemic, so we’re conducting our membership drive online.

The chapter does receive some financial support from the PSU Alumni Association, but this doesn’t cover all of our operating expenses. By becoming a member of the chapter, you help us sponsor many activities throughout the year, including our annual membership event that we hope to conduct live post-COVID-19, the annual freshman sendoff, weekly football watching parties, monthly happy hours and other special events, including supporting THON. The chapter also supports local charities such as Toys-4-Tots and the Polar Bear Plunge and offers opportunities to represent Alumni Association values. By becoming a member, you will also receive regular emails from the chapter with event notices and our newsletter.

Please join or renew your annual dues today. Dues are $15 per year for individuals or $25 per year for a family membership.

All you need to do is click on the "Join Us" button in the menu bar at the top of this page and follow the directions. We have set up an entirely new membership tracking process, so we are asking that you complete the membership form, even if you are renewing.

Thanks in advance for your help and can’t wait to see everyone again soon!

We Are!

Lisa Garrett

Vice President of Membership

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