Craft Beer & Spirits: American Origin & Evolution
Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “Craft Beer & Spirits: American Origin & Evolution,” featuring Yuseff Cherney. Cherney will examine the argument that the discoveries of beer and bread are responsible for our ability to advance technology and develop civilizations. He will survey the origins of the American craft beer industry, its growth from 8 breweries in 1980 to over 6,000 today; the evolution of craft distilling; and how these have grown into multi-billion dollar industries. Yuseff Cherney, former Head Brewer of Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits and a UCSD graduate, has been brewing beer for more than 24 years.