Fettuccine Forum is back for another series of community engagement lectures. And what better topic to start with than beer?
The brewing scene in the Treasure Valley has grown exponentially in the past few years, with breweries popping up in neighborhood strip malls and urban warehouses and trendy Downtown restaurants.
Accordingly, the Fettucine Forum — a community panel discussion curated by the Boise Department of Arts and History — will kickoff Oct. 2 with some well-known local beer figures. Here's the season lineup:
Oct. 2: “Beer Heritage” Home brewers Paul Schoenfelder and Nick Phillips, Payette Brewing founder and brewmaster Mike Francis and Woodland Empire Ale Craft’s Rob Landerman will discuss the history of local brewing and it renaissance. Payette Brewing will be on site. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
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Nov. 6: “Conspiracy Theories and History," with Boise State University history professor David Walker.
Feb. 5: “Hate, Harassment and Human Rights in Idaho,” with Northwest Nazarene University’s political professor Stephen Shaw.
March 5: “Get in the Helicopter,” Writer, historian at TV personality Buddy Levy will talk about how his career of risk taking helped his career.
April 2: “Why is it Called Atlanta?” BSU history professor John Bieter discusses the impact of post Civil War immigration to Idaho.
May 7: “Closing the Gap”: Preservationists Sheri and John Freemuth discuss how historic and environmental preservation can work hand in hand.