“He was a wise man who invented beer” - Plato
Actually Plato, “She was a wise women who invented beer.”
Since 4000BC Egyptian and Sumerian women have been brewing beer. Even as recently as the 16th century, women in the American colonies brewed at home and owned taverns. Join Theresa McCulla, Historian of the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History along with distinguished women scholars in the field of the history of women and brewing. Theresa will lead us back in time to learn about the original women brewers and journey to the 21st century, where we’ll toast to our present day pioneers. The evening will feature a panel discussion with:
Theresa McCulla - the first female historian of the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Diana Pittet - Professor of graduate-level seminar, "History, Culture & Politics of Drinking," from the Neolithic period to the present day, in the Department of Food Studies and Nutrition at New York University.
Carol Stoudt - the first female brewmaster in the U.S. since prohibition and the founder of Stoudts Brewing Co. in Lancaster, P.A.
Tonya Hopkins - Food historian, wine specialist, and entrepreneur, assisting Harlem Hops with research on African beer making traditions .
We’ll end our celebration of the achievements of women in beer with light hor d'oeuvres and, of course, beer from Brooklyn brewery, Strong Rope. Additionally, each attendee will receive a custom Beers With(out) Beards and Smithsonian's National Museum of American History tumbler.
This event is part of Hop Culture's Beers With(out) Beards Week. Check out the other events below!
Tuesday Aug. 7th
Special episode of Fuhmentaboudit with Mary Izett.
Wednesday Aug. 8th
Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Industry Panel: Women in Beer History at The Mezzanine in Downtown, NYC.
Special Edition of The Beerded Ladies Trivia at Glorietta Baldy
Thursday Aug. 9th
Media Panel: Women Re-Writing the Business of Beer at Fifth Hammer Brewing in Queens.
Women's Bottle Share and Networking Event at Beer Karma, Brooklyn
Friday Aug. 10th
Hop Culture x Stone Brewing present: Breaking BEERiers Beer Dinner at Ivan Ramen. A noodle and beer extravanganza with five female speakers.
Saturday Aug. 11th
Beers With(out) Beards Craft Beer Festival, featuring 23 breweries serving unlimited pours at The Well.
Sunday Aug. 12th
Beer Fit Club presents Beer + Yoga with Sophia del Gigante of Beer Fit Club at Five Boroughs Brewing in Brooklyn.
Beer Tasting Workshop led by Cicerone Anne Becerra at St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe in Brooklyn.
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