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April 9, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eugene, OR
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Science of Craft Beer: Live Online Talk

Friday, April 9, 2021

Hear Peter Kopp, author of "Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley."

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Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for this month's entry in their series, “In Conversation with Experts and Enthusiasts,” each featuring a brief lecture followed by Q&A. 

On April 9, Dr. Peter Kopp shares how the craft beer revolution emerged from the hop fields and scientific research centers of the Pacific Northwest. The author of "Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley," he is a public historian of the North American West with specialties in the history of agriculture and the environment.

"Hoptopia" won the American Historical Association’s Pacific Coast Branch Book Award for first time authors. Kopp has also written articles and developed public history projects on tourism and the National Park Service, the built environment of the Southwest borderlands, and the “green” activism of the Grateful Dead. Currently, he is preparing a book manuscript on Fabián García, the “Father of New Mexico Chile.”

Peter Kopp served as Director of Public History at New Mexico State University from 2012-2019 and is currently an Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Denver.