March 28 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Presented in partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau. Bill Mares began making his own beer 45 years ago, when homebrewing was illegal and there were no microbreweries in America. Today there are over 7,000 such breweries nationwide, and Vermont has the highest percentage of breweries per capita in the country. Mares has written three editions of “Making Beer,” and fathered Vermont’s brewpub-enabling law in the 1980s.
In this presentation, Mares will offer a short history of beer itself, and discuss the American beer revolution, Vermont’s small but significant contribution, and his co-ownership of a brewery.
For Soundings students, a reservation is REQUIRED for this event. The reservation form will be available on the Soundings Canvas page. Reservations are not required for non-Soundings students, faculty, staff, or community members, but are appreciated in order to plan for seating. Reservation forms will most likely be available on the VTSU website (check back in the spring for more information). This event is free and open to the public.