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Homebrewing Microcomputers and Microbrewing Homebrew: Smithsonian Research on Homebrewing and Craft Beer History

  • Speaker:
  • Theresa McCulla
  • Track: Historical
  • Homebrew Con 2019
  • Providence, RI

This session will provide an introduction to the research and collecting work of the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The initiative, which is supported by the Brewers Association, is building a new archive of the histories of American homebrewing and craft beer. Curator Theresa McCulla, Ph.D., will also present new research on early homebrew clubs, computing clubs, and the entrepreneurial and intellectual “ferment” of northern California in the 1970s.

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