Tap Talks Set for October at Euclid’s Brewery
Euclid Brewing Company will hold a series of short lectures in the brewery’s tap room on Thursdays in October. The Tap Talks will feature guest speakers who will discuss topics in the areas of poetry, policy, history and science. All talks will begin at 7 p.m.
On October 6 Dan Rourke will read from his collection Catch Me. The poet and essayist has presented his work throughout Northeast Ohio for more than 20 years. Rourke is a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts & Culture.
“I will be reading mostly humorous poems, though if the spirits move me, I might turn serious and even spiritual for a poem or two,” Rourke said. “Whether drinking the fine concoctions of the Euclid Brewing Company or not, audience members will be laughing and quite possibly crying in their own or someone else's beer.”
Streetsblog USA editor Angie Schmitt will speak on “Rethinking Streets as Community Spaces” on October 13. Streetsblog is a news site covering the national movement for safe streets and livable cities. Schmitt’s reporting and commentary on urban affairs has appeared in news outlets like Architect Magazine, CityLab and Al Jazeera. Prior to joining Streetsblog, she worked as a newspaper reporter covering municipal governments in Toledo, Youngstown and Columbus.
Euclid’s own Roy Larick will be the speaker on October 20 during Cleveland Beer Week. Larick is an archaeologist whose work has taken him around the world. He continues to conduct research into early human migrations in Island Southeast Asia and leads archaeological study tours to Paleolithic caves and Neolithic megaliths of Western Europe. Larick’s Tap Talk entitled “The Terrain of Tasting in Euclid” will explore interesting places used for beer gardens and outdoor wine rooms in the city over the years.
Dave Hoffman will present a talk about the International Space Station entitled “Off the Earth, For the Earth” on October 27. Hoffman is the Chief of the Power Architecture and Analysis Branch in the Power Division of the Research and Engineering Directorate at NASA Glenn Research Center. His staff supports the International Space Station operation as well as electrical power system designs for NASA’s new space vehicles and future habitats.
Euclid Brewing Company’s brewer/owner Doug Fry wants the tap room to be a place where customers can get together over a beer and exchange ideas. “Presenting the Tap Talks series is consistent with making that vision a reality,” he said.
All ages are invited to Tap Talks, and attendees may bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer will be available for sale.
Euclid Brewing Company is located at 21950 Lake Shore Blvd. in downtown Euclid. The tap room is normally open Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 8 p.m. In October, the hours on Thursdays will be extended for the Tap Talks. There are six beers always on tap, and pints, growlers, and tasting flights can all be purchased. The tap room doesn’t have a kitchen, but patrons may bring in food from any of the nearby restaurants, or from home. Follow Euclid Brewing Company on Facebook to learn about special hours, events and what’s currently on tap.