Sedro-Wooley, WA – All too often the thought of spending the night on a couch is usually reserved for those with spouses, roommates, or if you are plain lazy. However, the concept of a sleepover, isn’t foreign and it has been practiced. For most of us, a sleepover, hasn’t been experienced since our childhood, so maybe we can offer a suggestion. Named the Sourdough Series, the event is an evening featuring a guest speaker, and in this case beer, history, and so much more.
When the Kempers chose Bellingham as their new home, our corner landed one of the most accomplished entrepreneurial beer-brewing teams in the world. From the original Thomas Kemper Brewery on Bainbridge Island in 1984 to the opening of Old Town's Chuckanut Brewery in 2009, their story traces the rise of craft brewing in the Pacific Northwest.
Join us for a night full of beer history and lore, insider stories from the frontlines of the Northwest's microbrewing revolution and a special multi-course meal created to showcase several of the Kemper's best brews. –source, North Cascades Institute
Cost per ticket is $95 and includes, food, drinks, a one night stay (overnight), breakfast in the morning, and a guided hike to follow.
April 24th, 2010 – April 25th, 2010 *around sunset
Sourdough Speaker Series w/Chuckanut Brewery, North Cascades Institute
810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley WA 98284 (360) 854-2599
… seeks to inspire a closer relationship with nature through direct experiences in the natural world. Our mission is to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education. Since 1986 we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place.
North Cascades Institute is committed to innovation and excellence in environmental learning and leadership in the nonprofit community. We believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. [more]
Will Kemper has worked as brewmaster for such breweries as Thomas Kemper, Aviator Ales (Seattle), Norwester Brewing (Portland, OR), Orange County Brewery (CA), Mile High Brewing (Denver), Dock Street Brewing (Philadelphia), Capital City Brewing (Washington DC), Lowell Brewing Company (Lowell, MA), Red Bell Brewing (Philadelphia), as well as several others. For most of these breweries he engineered and supervised construction, startup, and created recipes , then trained the brewer to take over production after a predetermined time.
Will is a Diploma member of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling based in London, England as well as an active member of the MBAA (Master Brewers Association of the Americas). He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, is an alumnus of the Siebel Institute of Technology in Brewing Microscopy and Microbiology, and completed the first Masterbrewers Program from the University of California at Davis. He taught brewery engineering for the American Brewers Guild in Davis, California for several years in the 1990s and his video lectures are still used by the Guild for their professional training courses. [more] –source, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen