Sun OCT 11 @ 3:00pm

On the Rocks: Booze in a Changing Climate
w/ Dr. Kirk French
Elk Creekside!

As the Earth’s climate continues to change at an unprecedented rate and extreme weather events become more common, our daily lives are shifting – as is the alcohol industry. From the small-scale production of an agave beverage called pulque in central Mexico to the famed whisky of Scotland, climate change is dealing a sobering blow to the manufacturing of one of the world’s earliest and most utilized psychoactive substances.

Kirk French is a professor at Penn State and teaches the largest anthropology course in the United States – The Anthropology of Alcohol (aka Booze & Culture). French has traveled to many different parts of the world to investigate small-scale alcohol production….and on occasion, he samples the “research”.


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