Locations needed for accurate map of colonial breweries
April 9, 2012 12:02 PM Subscribe
I want to make this map of American "colonial" breweries
more historically accurate, so I need a list of American locations that brewed beer prior to 1776.
posted by cmchap to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Any suggested brewing location must be reasonably locatable on this macro-scale. I don't need a particular street address (or really-specific lat/long), but city/town would be nice.
The current map lists modern breweries in the modern states that rose from the original colonies. I want to make a map like this, except with colonial breweries (many of which would've been housed in private estates and other non-business-like places, I'm sure). I want to include the 13 colonies in their entirety just before July 4th, 1776, so this may include much of modern-day Maine, Vermont, and West Virginia, etc.
I know many wealthy land-owners had private breweries, so if there is some big list of folks that brewed their own beer, I could make that work, too.
Bonus points for colonial roads that connected the brewing locations.
I can fudge the map projections if need be.