Josephine County residents are invited to join Oregon’s only beer librarian, Tiah Edmunson-Morton from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 5 at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries. Tiah will present the story of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives founded by Oregon State University and the special collection of the late Fred Echhardt, beloved beer historian and journalist.
Eckhardt was an advocate, critic, educator, mentor, and historian for Oregon’s brewing community, and has been called the icon, pioneer, founding father of craft beer and “Dean of American beer writing.”
Tiah Edmunson-Morton, curator of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives, will talk about acquiring and processing the collection of late beer historian and journalist Fred Eckhardt. The collection itself covers a broad range of topics related to craft beer brewing, as well as sake and wine making.