While Utah is not best known for its beer culture, the state has a remarkably rich brewing history. That is one lesson of Utah Brews: The Untapped History of Ogden’s Becker Brewing and Malting Company, an exhibit by Utah State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Division.
The exhibition is free and open to the public January 27 through March 24 in the library atrium. You may also view the companion digital exhibit.
An official opening and gallery talk will be held in conjunction with the exhibit.
4:30, Library Atrium, light refreshments
5:30, New Books Lounge
Lecture given by Del Vance, author of Beer in the Beehive: A History of Brewing in Utah and owner of Salt Lake City’s Beerhive Pub.
The exhibit and official opening are made possible by generous contributions from Karen Becker Edson and the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation. Mrs. Edson’s support also provided Cody Patton, undergraduate history major and Student Manuscript Assistant, with the opportunity to gain valuable experience by researching, writing, and selecting much of the material for the display.
For more information, contact Clint Pumphrey, manuscript curator, 435-797-0891.