Enlighten Me: Remembering Delaware’s “Father of Lager Beer”

Enlighten Me: Remembering Delaware’s “Father of Lager Beer”

If I asked you who Christian Krauch was, chances are few of you would identify him as a brewing pioneer known as Delaware’s “Father of Lager Beer.” The recently opened Wilmington Brew Works brewery is trying to rectify that. It’s teamed up with Krauch’s descendents and others to help $2,700 for a memorial to be placed on Krauch’s unmarked grave in the Wilmington & Brandywine Cemetery, and perhaps make more people aware of his contribution to the state’s rich brewing tradition – a tradition that is now enjoying a renaissance. For this week’s Enlighten Me, we sat down with Delaware beer historian John Medkeff to discuss Krauch and this effort to recognize his legacy.

Enlighten Me: Remembering Delaware’s “Father of Lager Beer”

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