Tuesday, 07 January 2020
5:30 pm doors, 7 pm event
Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!
All ages welcome
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.
Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTPUB or mention it when you call the hotel.
Presented by Renée Cebula, cocktail historian
American drinking traditions expanded west with the nation and
changed along the way. The barkeep deserves a place alongside explorers and
farmers in our western pantheon. Hear the stories about how what people drank
and who served them changed as America expanded west.
This wide-ranging presentation will cover the rise of American
whiskey and westward expansion, early drinking and distilling traditions in the
Pacific Northwest, and the first “golden age” of American cocktails. Learn
about how the golden age of cocktail culture intersected with the rise of
western cities like Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma. We’ll also talk about the
many functions of the 19th-century saloon, from workers’ ethnic enclaves to
gentlemen’s retreats, and the controversies that arose around saloon culture.
About the Speaker:
Renée Cebula is a cocktail historian. A history
educator for over 20 years, Cebula and her company, Raising the Bar, connects
people to history through interactive cocktail-themed classes, writing, and
unique shopping experiences. She has a regular column in Artisan Spirit
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon, Washington and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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