Join us this Thursday for what’s shaping up to be a fun evening of Hops and History at the former U.S. Mint building in San Francisco. The event is being put on by Flipside, a San Francisco History Events Group, in conjunction with the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. The Society is currently “undertaking the restoration of San Francisco’s landmark Old Mint to house the future San Francisco Museum at the Mint,” and in the meantime is using the space to hold local history-themed events. Flipside worked with the San Francisco Brewers Guild — and I helped a little bit — but especially SF Brewers Guild executive director Brian Stechschulte to create an evening that includes a program of talks about the history of beer in the city, and also includes a gallery showing of San Francisco breweriana on loan from my friend Ken Harootunian, along with some pieces from Anchor Brewing. Here’s what will be going on during the event, which takes place from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30:
- John Freeman: The Curious 150 Year Cycle of Brewing Beer in San Francisco
- Dave Burkhart, Anchor historian: History of California Lager
- A History of Yeast: Man’s Oldest Industrial Organism
- San Francisco Brewers Guild Panel Discussion (led by yours truly)
- Screening of Brewers by the Bay film
- Unlimited tasting of all breweries. Participating breweries include 21st Amendment, Magnolia, Triple Voodoo, Beach Chalet, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, Cerveceria de MateVeza, Speakeasy, Pine Street Brewery, Anchor and Pacific Brewing Laboratory.
- Presentation on brewing history
- Interactive yeast exhibit
- Historical brewing memorabilia exhibit by Ken Harootunian & Anchor
- Food available for purchase from by Off The Grid
- Docent led tours of the historic 1874 Old Mint
- Souvenir sampling mug included
- Photobooth sponsored by UpOutSF
- Music by DJ Jacob
Join us Thursday for Hops & History. See you then.