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After NYC beer museum tour, hop on over to its bar

Society and suds: NYC beer exhibit traces history of America's beverage By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' A museum exhibit aims to show that where there's beer, there's history.

"Beer Here" opens Friday at the New-York Historical Society in New York City. The exhibit traces the history of beer in New York all the way back to drunken Colonial times. The museum makes the case that the state was once the forefront of the American beer scene.

The exhibit has everything from a Revolutionary War-era list of beer orders for George Washington's troops to the diary of a 14-year-old hop picker. It's capitalizing on the growing popularity of microbreweries and beer gardens across the country.

There's even a bar at the end. The exhibit's final stop is an actual tasting room, where visitors can sample the latest lagers and ales from local breweries.

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