Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Oregon’s Brewpub Law at a special History Pub at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne).
The evening begins with A History of Hoptopia, an overview of the Willamette Valley’s hop culture, presented by historian Peter A. Kopp of the University of Nevada, Reno.
After Kopp’s overview, a panel of experts on Northwest beer will discuss the 1985 Oregon Brewpub Law and Oregon beer culture.
The panel includes:
Portland Brewing founders Fred Bowman and Art Larrance
Microbrew legend Fred Eckhardt
Tom Mason (the Oregon House representative who sponsored the original brewpub law)
Judge William Snouffer (who made a key ruling that opened the door for the original brewpub law)
Bridgeport Brewing founder Dick Ponzi
Brian and Mike McMenamin
Beer writer John Foyston will emcee
Finally, the OPB documentary Beervana will be shown, and a keg or two of Liquidator Stout, derived from McMenamins’ 1985 era Liquidator Porter, will be tapped.
Show starts at 7pm. Entry is free, and canned food donations to Oregon Food Bank are welcome. Film screening is 21 and over only.
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