Date(s) - July 13, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The event takes place at Jackie O’s Public House where you’ll get to meet Pat Conway and hear as he speaks about his introduction into the business among many other things. The event will move to Grover Center at Ohio University after the initial keg-tapping ceremony.
Each year, Ohio Brew Week features a keynote speaker who has had an impact on the craft brewing industry. So it doesn’t get much more impactful than one of the founders of Ohio’s FIRST craft brewery, Great Lakes Brewing Co.! Maybe you’ve heard of them.
While you are probably familiar with the beer, here’s a bit about the man himself:
Patrick Conway’s long love affair with beer began during his tenure as a graduate student at the University of Chicago, when he got a job as a bartender to pay his bills. His palate became even further enlightened while traveling through Europe post-graduation, taking an intrepid tour of the continent’s small breweries and immersing himself in new styles. Upon returning to the United States to teach in Chicago, he was delighted to find that Americans were finally starting to gravitate towards some of these European beer styles that he so admired.
Inspired by the then fledgling movement towards craft beer in America, Patrick Conway returned to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio to pursue his dream of opening Ohio’s first craft brewery. Along with his brother Daniel, he chose to settle in Ohio City, an urban neighborhood on Cleveland’s near west side that is home to the city’s historic West Side Market.
Jackie O's Public House