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'Brewchive' Tells The History Of San Diego Beer

June 13, 2018 1:34 p.m.

'Brewchive' Tells The History Of San Diego Beer


Judith Downie, curator, Brewchive at Cal State San Marcos

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>>> Beer is -- making it, selling it, drinking it is an important part of San Diego's lifestyle and economy. San Marcus has a beer centric collection. One of the only ones like it in the country. It is called the Brew Christ. We have the creator with us. Judas, thank you for being with us. The you are essentially a beer historian which is a job that many people come in what is it like.
>> A lot of people how -- asked me how I got my job. Was at the right place at the right time. There was no one actively collecting the history of what was going on right now in San Diego. With the engineering program going on at Cal State San Marcos, we said let's do it. I was in the right place at the right time and said yes.

>>> Why is it important to preserve the history of our local Brew Resean .
>> it is a large segment of our economy. It is local. There are lessons to be learned. Everything is history as far as I am concerned. I am also saying that our business students and the students in the engineering program can learn from the successes and failures of the local Bures. -- Breweries. Some have grown very large and some got bought out like Dallas point and green flash, and then we have had breweries that failed. How did they fail. What went wrong. What did they do. If we did not record that information, we would never know.

>>> What kinds of things good people see there?
>> We launched the 21st anniversary with an announcement saying we want to collect your stuff. [no audio]