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From Politics and Prose:
“American Brewing History: In Your Glass and at the Smithsonian (17121-D)
In The Den @ P&P, on Wednesday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Beer and brewing have always played a central role in America’s culture and cuisine. Now, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has a new initiative to build an archive of beer in America, with a special focus on the stories of home brewing and craft beer. What can we learn about American history through beer? How is the museum constructing its brewing archive and who will use it? Join the historian of the American Brewing History Initiative to explore the history of beer and brewing in America and discuss the Smithsonian’s work. During our conversation, we will sample four beers of particular significance to America’s recent brewing past.
Beer samples are included in registration cost.
Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer, Maureen Ogle
The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution, Tom Acitelli
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing (4th ed., 2014), Charlie Papazian
Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Ken Grossman
Theresa McCulla is the historian of the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Previously, she worked as an Arcadia Fellow with the Colonial North American Project at Harvard University Library; managed the Food Literacy Project for Harvard University Dining Services; and worked as a European media analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. McCulla holds a PhD in American Studies and an MA in History from Harvard University, a BA in Romance Studies from Harvard College, and a Culinary Arts Diploma from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. She is writing a book about race in the New Orleans food industry.”