Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Suds, Hops and Chutzpah: A Global History of Beer from King Tut to the Willamette Valley

Grand Lodge - Grand Lodge Theater

5:30 pm doors, 6:30 pm program

All ages welcome

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Due to COVID and staffing changes, this event has been postponed indefinitely.

About Suds, Hops and Chutzpah: A Global History of Beer from King Tut to the Willamette Valley

Suds, Hops and Chutzpah: A Global History of Beer from King Tut to the Willamette Valley

Presented by Dr. Sean Munger, Historian 

From ancient Iran to King Tut’s Tomb, a 10th-century bar in Ireland and the modern craft brewery, beer has been part of the human experience since pretty much the dawn of time. The history of this beverage and its mystique cuts across most human cultures and many nations. This globetrotting presentation will hit many highlights of beer’s long story, including brewing in Roman and medieval times, the role of beer in the history of German immigrants in America, how the Willamette Valley became the center of the world’s modern hops industry and how Oregon became “Beervana.”

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sean Munger is a historian, attorney and consultant specializing in the intersection of law and climate change. He represents clients in the sustainability, renewable energy and climate change community. He also speaks and teaches on subjects involving history, climate change and the law.

Sean is an internationally published historian, with a focus on the history of climate and climate change. He writes and produces a historical podcast, Second Decade, on the Recorded History Podcast Network, and also teaches online history classes on a wide variety of subjects. While at the University of Oregon, Sean developed and taught an innovative course on the history of climate change. His work has been featured in academic and legal journals in the United States and Europe. He is also a novelist, having published in the horror and science fiction genres.

Sean holds a Ph.D. in environmental history from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.

About Grand Lodge History Pub

Grand Lodge History Pub

These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.

This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp