Beer brings people together. Bill Riley talks about what craft beer can teach us about creative placemaking in Indiana. By focusing on the 18th Street Brewery in Gary, Big Woods Brewery in Nashville and Terre Haute, he reveals what urban, rural, and suburban areas can learn from local craft breweries and how these lessons can be applied to any community revitalization effort. Beer tasting provided by Mad Anthony Brewing Co. This event is FREE. Those over 21 can purchase a $10 ticket for beer tasting here or at the door.
Bill writes a monthly craft beer column and routinely presents at academic conferences on the intersection of beer and culture. He is at work on his second book, Beer Run: 12 Great Midwestern Beer Trips.