Wednesday, October 25, 2017 6:30 PM
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War One. As the U.S. joined the conflict, breweries strove to stay in business even as the tide towards Prohibition grew and the supplies of needed grain began to diminish. Rising anti-German sentiment further reduced the demand for beer. Come join us at Aeronaut Brewing Company to learn more about and how these dynamics impacted businesses in Somerville and across the country with historian and Somerville resident Dan Breen of Brandeis University. The talk will be followed by a special performance by celebrated jazz and bluegrass violinist Matt Glaser and Joe "Sonny" Barbato, a pioneering voice in jazz accordion, performing WWI and early Prohibition-era music.