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History Pub talk: “A Global History of the Cascade Hop”

Dr. Peter A. Kopp,
University of New Mexico,
Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 pm,
Ninkasi Administration Building,
155 Blair Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402

Dr. Kopp is an Associate Professor at New Mexico State University and Director of its Public History Program. His book, Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley (University of California Press, 2016) argues that the craft beer revolution of the late twentieth century was the product of a complex global history that converged in the hop fields and scientific research centers of the Pacific Northwest.  Dr. Kopp has also written articles and developed public history projects on tourism in the American West, murals and the built environment in the Southwest borderlands, and the “green” activism of the Grateful Dead. Currently, he is preparing a manuscript on Fabián García, the “father of New Mexico chile.”

The talk will be held Oct. 24, 6:00 p.m., at the Ninkasi Administration Building, 155 Blair Blvd. There will be a food cart and Ninkasi beer available on tap.