Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Oct. 26: Raise a glass for AHS at the Mt. Lowe Brewing Company

On Thursday, October 26, The Mt. Lowe Brewing Company will donate 10% of the day’s profits to the Altadena Historical Society.  Buy yourself a craft beer between 6 and 9 pm and help AHS.(Check out the food trucks, too!)

What will you have? Rubio Red? The Thaddeus? Incline Ale? Bungalow Blonde? Maybe a keg for your Halloween party?

Here's a bit of background from their website: "Mt. Lowe is built to be different. We want our beer to be perfect, so we source quality ingredients and uphold the highest standards in keeping our brewing equipment clean. Our brewing process is temperature controlled from start to finish, delivering you a consistent quality beverage every time and we are members of the California Craft Brewers Association, LA Brewers Guild, and the Brewer’s Association."  Want to know more? Visit their website.

Arcadia’s first microbrewery is located close to the Arcadia Gold Line Station:
Mt. Lowe Brewing Company
150 E. Saint Joseph St.
Arcadia, CA 91006 (Map)

Oct. 23: Noted biographer to discuss the life of Will Thrall, hiker, writer, conservationist, explorer

Sometimes called “Southern California’s John Muir,” Will Thrall dedicated his life to the preservation of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Thrall’s acclaimed biographer, Ronald C. Woolsey, will present a program on his life story at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at the Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, sponsored by the Altadena Historical Society.

Woolsey will accompany his talk with an exhibit of memorabilia about Thrall, and copies of his book will be available for purchase.

The program will be free and open to the public.

From his arrival in the 1880s to his death in the 1960s, Thrall reveled in and defended the beauty of the San Gabriel Mountains, documenting the Great Hiking Age, working on the Mount Lowe Railway, organizing hiking clubs and promoting conservation of natural resources.

“He embraced the spirit which connected people with the San Gabriels, and his life is a study in Southern California itself,” said Woolsey, a history professor at Citrus College and El Camino College and author of the book “Will Thrall and the San Gabriels; A Man to Match the Mountains.”

Thrall is one of five men featured in the Historical Society’s new exhibit, opening Saturday, Nov. 4, “Five Men Inspired by the San Gabriels.”