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Talks and Living History Presentations for Your Community

From Homebrew to the House of Fermentology

Bill Mares and friend with beerBill 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.

Additional Costs: mileage.

Special Arrangements: Computer, Projector, Screen

About the presenter

Image of Bill Mares Bill Mares - Bill Mares has been a reporter-photographer, state legislator and high school teacher. He is author or co-author of 17 books on a range of topics.

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