Past Presentations and Events

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Women in Beer History. Brandeis National Committee, Rancho Bernardo Chapter. (April 11, 2023.)

Brewers, Bootleggers and Bosses. (San Diego women in beer.) Wednesday Etc. Women's Social Club, Rancho Bernardo. (April 12, 2023)

Brewers, Bootleggers, and Bosses: Women in San Diego Brewing History. Rancho Bernardo Historical Society (May 14, 2022)

History of Beer in America: Our Impact on Beer and Its Impact on Us [slides and YouTube recording] Society of Barley Engineers, Vista, CA (July 7, 2021) 

San Diego Beer History, CSUSM Staff Lunch and Learn (March 10, 2020)

History of Beer: Los Angeles Edition [Mujeres Brew Club meeting at Border X Brewing] Bell, CA (January 18, 2020)

History of Beer: San Diego Edition [Mujeres Brew Club/Border X Brewing] San Diego, CA (January 6, 2020)

More Than a Barmaid: Women in San Diego Brewing History [Faculty Colloquium] CSUSM  (October 16, 2019)

History of Oktoberfest, Burning Beard Brewing [History of Beer Lecture Series], La Mesa, CA (September 25, 2019) 

Hazy Ain't Lazy [Beer History Lecture Series, moderator with introduction to history of hazy style beer] Burning Beard Brewing, La Mesa, CA (June 26, 2019)

A Taster of Beer History [Mujeres Brew Club/Border X Brewing] San Diego, CA (May 6, 2020)

Smart, Mean, and Ready to Brew: Women in San Diego Beer History [Beer History Lecture Series] Burning Beard Brewing, La Mesa, CA (March 2, 2019)

How Did We Get Here? Brewing from the Colonies to San Diego [QUAFF Homebrew Club Meeting keynote speaker] Karl Strauss Brewing, San Diego, CA (August 28, 2018)

Women in Beer [Discussion panelist], Southern California Homebrew Festival, Vail Lake, CA (May 5, 2018)

Pint Sized Lecture Series on Beer History [Lectures and panel moderator] Longship Brewing, San Diego, CA (March 22, April 5, April 19 and May 5, 2018) 

Wort, Women and War: Early San Diego’s Beer Industry [Celebration of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activity] CSUSM (October 23, 2017)

Wort, Women and War: Early San Diego’s Beer Industry [Exhibit table and lecture during grand opening] Ebullition Brew Works, Vista, CA (October 14, 2017)

Applying Genealogical Research Tools to Women in San Diego’s Brewing Industry [panelist] Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (April 14, 2017)


Glass Half Full and the Brewchive® [Interview by Beth Demmon for San Diego Brewers Guild Instagram podcast.] (2020, July 8)

Cheers! North County Podcast "Episode 7 - Judith Downie,  Beerchive" (June, 2020)

I Like Beer: The Podcast "Virtual Field Trip: The Brewchive" (June, 2020)

San Diego Beer History Podcast [Indie Beer Show] Latchkey Brewing (August 14, 2019) 

San Diego Magazine Happy Half Hour [podcast] (January 31, 2018) 

Information Tables/Events

Rooted in Nature Beer Festival (Wildomar, CA October 15, 2021)

My Yard Live 3rd Anniversary Beer & Music Festival. Shared the Mujeres Brew House booth showing some San Diego brewery history items from our collections (July 3, 2022) 

Rooted in Nature Beer Festival (Wildomar, CA October 16, 2021)

Mission Valley Beer Fest – Border X Brewing/Mujeres booth (February 29, 2020)

San Diego ArchivesCrawl [Exhibit table for CSUSM Special Collections] Balboa Park, San Diego History Center (October 5, 2019)

CSUSM/San Diego Brewers Guild BeerCon [Outreach table] San Marcos, CA (August 13, 2019)

Vines & Vittles Community Festival [Outreach table] Rancho Bernardo, CA (July 14, 2019)

Rooted in Nature Inaugural Beer Festival [Outreach table] Wildomar, CA (May 18, 2019)

Stone Brewing 22nd Anniversary Invitational [Outreach table] CSUSM (July 17-18, 2018)

Meading in the Garden [Outreach table] Vista, CA (April 7, 2018)

Business of Craft Beer Economic Summit Report [Outreach table], CSUSM (October 25, 2017)

Stone Brewing 21st Anniversary Invitational [Launch of Brewchive® with outreach table] CSUSM (July 18-19, 2017)