Events

Use the form at the bottom of the page to book me for an event. Find me talking about drinking beer and saving the world at these events:

DRINK BEER AND SAVE THE WORLD
WHAT
: Brewer Barrett Lauer presents seven hand-crafted ales with appetizers as beer activist Chris O’Brien discusses how drinking slow beer builds community and a more sustainable world. O’Brien, co-owner of the Seven Bridges Organic Brewing Supply Cooperative and Director of Sustainability at American University, will sign copies of his award-winning book Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World and answer all your questions about beer.
WHEN
: Thursday, March 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
WHERE
: District Chophouse, The Vault Room, 509 7th Street NW,  Washington, DC 20004
COST
: Slow Food DC Members: $25, Nonmembers: $28
TICKETS
: CLICK HERE

OHIO BREW WEEK
WHAT: Beer Dinner, book signings, and much, much more.
WHEN
: July 12-19, 2009
WHERE: Athens, OH
COST: Varies – there are a ton of events. Check out the website!
INFO: Ohio Brew Week

MASTER BREWERS ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICAS
WHAT: Presentation on greening the brewing industry.
WHEN: July 11, 2009
WHERE: Roanoke, VA
COST: ?
INFO: MBAA

LECTURE & SIGNING AT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
WHAT: A book reading and signing followed by a house party beer bash!
WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7-8pm
WHERE: World Affairs Lounge on campus at the University of Houston
COST: FREE!
INFO: UH Students Against Sweatshops

ORGANIC BEER HAPPY HOUR & BOOK SIGNING
WHAT
: A book reading, signing, and beer tasting at one of the few remaining Washington D.C. area independent book stores (and a very cool one at that)!
WHEN
: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, happy hour starts at 4pm. I’ll be talking and signing books starting around 6:30pm.
WHERE
: the Busboys and Poets bookstore and cafe at Shirlington in Arlington, VA.
COST
: The event is free. Organic beers are half price during happy hour from 4-7pm!
INFO
: Busboys and Poets, Shirlington
Shout out to Tom Cizauskas for organizing this event!

GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL
WHAT: Book signings at the world’s most amazing beer festival!
WHEN: October 9-11, 2008;
Thursday Oct. 9th from 7-8pm
Friday Oct. 10th from 7-8pm
Saturday Oct. 11th from 3-4pm and 6-7pm
WHERE: All signings are at the American Homebrewers Association booth in the middle of the hall at the GABF in Denver, CO.
COST: FREE. Well, you do need to buy a book if you want me to sign it though.
INFO: Great American Beer Festival

BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL
WHAT: A book reading, signing, and beer tasting at Baltimore’s great annual book bash!
WHEN: September 26, 2008, 7-8pm
WHERE: Radical Bookfair Pavilion – Mount Vernon Place, 600 block of North Charles, Baltimore, MD
COST: FREE
INFO: Baltimore Book Festival

BEER, BREWING & SUSTAINABILITY
WHAT: Intensive weekend course in beer, brewing and sustainability.
WHEN: September 19-21, 2008
WHERE: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
COST: $290 for non-members, $265 for members, plus fees and accomodation
INFO: Omega Institute online catalog

VEGETARIAN, ORGANIC BEER DINNER & BOOK SIGNING
WHAT: Organic Oxford Ales from Clipper City paired with gourmet vegetarian fare and a talk from me.
WHEN: June 26, 2008
WHERE: Great Sage restaurant, Clarksville, MD
COST: $60
INFO: Great Sage web site.

NATIONAL HOMEBREWERS CONFERENCE
WHAT: The biggest homebrew gathering ever.
WHY: Visit me at the Seven Bridges booth – we’re proud to be sponsoring the event this year.
WHEN
: Thursday-Saturday, June 19-21, 2008
WHERE: the Sheraton North, Cincinnati, OH
COST: Sold out!
INFO: http://www.beertown.org/events/hbc/index.html

SAVOR: AN AMERICAN CRAFT BEER & FOOD EXPERIENCE
WHAT: Fine beer and food pairing event
WHEN: Friday-Saturday, May 16-17, 2008
WHERE: W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
COST: $85 all inclusive
INFO: http://beertown.org/events/SAVOR/index.html

OXFORD ORGANIC BEER DINNER & BOOK SIGNING
WHAT
: Clipper City Organic beer dinner
WHEN: 6-7pm meet the brewers, 7pm dinner, May 22, 2008
WHERE: Magnolias, Purcellville, Virginia
COST: $75 all inclusive
INFO: http://www.magnoliasmill.com/Events.htm

SUSTAINABILITY at the CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE
WHAT: The biggest conference and trade show in the craft brewing industry is featuring a sustainability track this year featuring yours truly, plus big names in sustainable brewing such as Sierra Nevada brewery owner Ken Grossman, folks from New Belgium, Great Lakes Brewing, and much more.
WHEN: April 17-19, 2008
WHERE: San Diego, CA
COST: Depends what you attend in this multi-component confab. See below for details.
INFO
: Craft Brewers Conference

BEER ACTIVIST at OHIO UNIVERSITY
WHAT
: Me talking about the two things I love most: drinking beer & saving the world. Come on out and get a signed copy of the book!
WHEN: Thursday, February 7, 2008, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: Ohio University; Walter Hall Room 135, Athens, OH
COST: Nada, nuttin’, zip. As in, it’s free.
INFO
: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=8124517719&ref=mf

Afterwards we’ll head over to Jackie O’s brewpub to practice a little of what I preach.

BEER ACTIVIST at SHIRLINGTON LIBRARY, BUSBOYS & POETS
WHAT
: Book reading, discussion, and organic beer tasting.
WHEN
: Sunday, December 2, 2007, 3-5pm
WHERE
: From 3-4pm, I’ll be speaking at the Shirlington, VA public library, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206 (the environmentally-designed Shirlington Library is worth a visit in its own right – they are currently applying to the US Green Building Council to have the facility recognized as a LEED certified green building); then from 4-5, we’ll move across the street to Shirlington’s new radical cafe/bookstore Busboys and Poets for a book signing and organic beer reception.
WHY
: Learn how to Drink Beer and Save the World!
COST
: Absolutely free.
MORE DETAILS
: See the events listings on the Busboys and Poets website here.

Need another reason to come out for this? The Capitol City Brewing Co. has a brewpub right across the street in Shirlington. Their “Fuel” coffee stout is just the buzz you need on a chilly Sunday afternoon!

ORGANIC BEER TASTING
Why
: Fundraiser for Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE).
When: November 4, 2-4pm
Where
: 3612 N. Rockingham St., Arlington, VA
Price
: $25 for ACE members. Special offer: join ACE for just $20 (regularly $35) so you can get a ticket to this event. It all goes to support ACE’s environmental protection work and you get an organic beer tasting thrown in – not to mention a chance to schmooze with cool eco-beer drinkers and a chance to get a signed copy of my book!

FERMENTING REVOLUTION: HOW TO DRINK BEER & SAVE THE WORLD
When: November 10, 2007, 6-7pm
Where: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore
Why: A free public lecture about how to drink beer and save the world. The real question is: “Why not?”
Cost:
Free!

PHILADELPHIA BEER APPRECIATION COURSE
When: Tuesday nights from 7-8:30 pm, Sept. 25 thru Oct. 30
Where:
Haverford Township Library Community Room, Haverford, PA (on the outskirts of Philly)
Why: Live in the Philadelphia area? Love beer? Now is your chance to learn everything you ever wanted to know about beer but were afraid to ask. Join course instructor Peter L. Cherpack and friends for a five-class course in beer appreciation. Sign up before the spots are all gone! Classes include special guest beer experts (ahem, including me), tutored beer tastings at each class and a special class-only brewery tour.
Cost:
$65 – a measly $11 per class, including beer! Flippin’ ‘ell mate, that’s a load a lovely beer appreciation indeed. Where do I sign up? Register right here!

GREENING OF CAMPUS
Why: Campuses are going green. And college towns have good beer.
When: September 6-9
Where
: Ball State University
Price: registration details here.

RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING WORKSHOP SERIES
These workshops are for California government employees. Contact me if you live in one of these cities and we can meet afterwards for a beer.
Why: Learn how to green your procurement.
When: August 23, 10am-2pm
Where: Solano County, CA

When: August 24, 1-5pm
Where:
Alhambra, CA

When: October 3
Where:
Fresno County, CA

When: October 4
Where:
Kern County, CA

Price: click here for registration details.

BEER TASTING & BOOK SIGNING
When
: July 27, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Candida’s World of Books 1541 14th St. NW, Washington D.C. (near Dupont Circle red line metro or U Street green line metro)
Why: Have a cool one on a hot summer’s night and get a signed copy of Fermenting Revolution.
Price: Free!
BONUS: Jason Oliver, head of brewing for Gordon Biersch’s east coast operations, will also be joining us and providing some free beer samples from the Washington D.C. Gordon Biersch location.

American Library Association Annual Conference
When: Washington, D.C. June 23 and 24.
Where: Washington D.C. Convention Center
Why: I’ll be signing books at the AK Press booth (#3062) from 4-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Price: Click here for details on how to get a free entrance pass.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
When: June 15-17th
Where: Custer, WI

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