Last Thursday, I helped the San Francisco Brewers Guild put together a fun event at the Old Mint with Flipside and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society called Hops and History. My part during the event included being the moderator of a panel discussion about opening and running a brewery in the city of San Francisco.
Shaun O’Sullivan (21st Amendment), Shaun’s son Ryan, Dave McLean (magnolia), Keith Greggor (Anchor) and me. Below is the audio of our discussion.
One of my favorite parts of the evening was a gallery showing of local breweriana, provided by my friend Ken Harootunian, along with some pieces from Anchor Brewing and some labels from SF Brewers Guild executive director Brian Stechschulte.
Below are a few highlights from the gallery:
The gallery room.
Steam Beer wooden sign.
More Acme Beer artifacts.
The original artwork from a Lucky Lager ad.
Items from Rainier, Lucky Lager and Regal Pale Beer.
Lucky Lager. Ice Cold.
An old, pre-Prohibition, wooden keg and taps from Anchor, along with some additional steam beer artifacts.
Another Acme pin-up ad.