A few years ago someone made a documentary about beer that aired on the Discovery Channel. How Beer Changed the World traced the surprisingly important role that beer has played throughout human history. This upcoming event is kind of like that, but it sounds a bit more thoughtful and well-conceived. Not just a catchy name for television, this sounds a bit more serious.
Devin Briski, author of Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World, will discuss the history of the world through beer, tracking the resurgence of ancient brewing techniques and the rise of the craft beer movement. The event takes place at Hale’s Palladium in Seattle on January 20th and only cost $5. It is presented by Town Hall Seattle and the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Get ticket here.
Here is the official info from the event website.
Beer has played a pivotal role throughout history—from influencing ancient Mesopotamian agriculture to bankrolling Britain’s imperialist conquests. Food and tech journalist Devin Briski chronicles the fascinating history of the world’s (arguably) most popular beverage in her book Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World. Briski takes us on a history of the world though beer, tracking the resurgence of ancient brewing techniques and the recent rise of the craft beer movement in America and Europe—up through the revolution of small independent craft breweries. Join Briski for a discussion on how beer has shaped the course of history—and for a new appreciation for the brands and styles of beer on shelves at your local supermarket or on tap at the nearby pub.This is an all-ages event, but alcohol will be available for purchase at Hale’s Brewery.
Devin Briski is a print and audio journalist. She serves as content marketing manager for the events team at Vox Media, which produces Code Conference and Vox Conversations. Devin began her career in Silicon Valley, where she worked on the publishing and marketing team of Stanford Social Innovation Review and co-founded online magazine The Ventured Life.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Phinney Neighborhood Association as part of the Science series.
Buy the book: Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World