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WITHDRAWN - An Incomplete History of American Breweries and Drug Stores From The Perspective Of A Proletariat Entrepreneur

Paul Arney

The Ale Apothecary, LLC

http://mountainbrewery.org/ (this will change prior to Sept. 28)

I participated in Ignite Bend 3 (SE Asia in 901 words) and have been in Bend since 1996. I came to town for a job at Deschutes Brewery and worked there for two separate 7+ year stints, in many different brewing roles. May 1 was my last day there and since then I've been developing my concept of a true artisan brewery set up in the mountains above Bend. The intent is to bridge a gap in our country's brewing heritage (during The Industrial Revolution & Prohibition) where we lost our connection with true, homegrown and handmade American beer.

The Industrial Revolution and Prohibition were two giant historical events that were unique to America and shaped the society we now live. While undoubtedly both brought positive change to at least some people, this presentation focuses instead on how, during that time, America lost a collective knowledge that many are now working to regain. Told from a family perspective with historical insight as well as offering a solution for the future, with promises of contradiction in the true spirit of artistic creation.



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

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