History of the Taming of the Brew

How it all began…

The Taming of the Brew was the melding of a love of good beer and community philanthropy.  

Begun by Michelle and Dave Kessler in 2002, the event was at the forefront of a burgeoning micro-brew industry. With a few good friends, they conceived of the event, contacted regional microbreweries and restaurants, and put on a party! They designated Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble as the non-profit recipient of the proceeds of the event.  

The crew from Rusty Rail at a previous Brew.

In 2008, they handed the reins over to a new committee and to BTE.  With great community support for the beloved event, it has grown and continued!