The William Root House Museum will host a beer festival at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in Marietta.
Photo: Cobb Landmarks
Photo: Cobb Landmarks

Cobb museum’s beer festival features brews made with its own hops, apples

The William Root House Museum will host a special beer tasting featuring brews made with hops, apples and herbs grown from its garden.

The Root House Beer Festival will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at the William Root House Museum & Garden at 80 North Marietta Parkway in Marietta. Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $40 each at the door. Tickets, which can be purchased online, give attendees six 6-ounce drink tickets and complimentary food samples.

The beers were crafted by Marietta-based Red Hare Brewing Co. and will only be available during the beer tasting. Attendees will be able to enjoy: 

•Green Apple Brut Rosè - 6.5% ABV 

•Centennial IPA - 6.7% ABV

•Lemon Balm Lager - 5.25% ABV

•Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale - 6.8% ABV

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The festival is a fundraiser organized by Cobb Landmarks, which owns and operates the house that was built around 1845 in downtown Marietta. The house was owned by William Root, who opened a drug store on Marietta Square in 1839. Root also grew medicinal plants in his garden. 

The William Root House Museum offers a glimpse into the lives of the Root family and the enslaved people who lived and worked on the property, according to the museum’s website.

For more information about the festival and the Root House, visit the museum’s website or call 770-426-4982.

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