The public is invited to join the Brewtality of Fact Beer Club and attend any of a series of meetings where members will drink, discuss and explore the experience of Brew Pub #3.
The first three meetings will be hosted in a private location and members will be taken through an intimate ritual of introduction to mugwort by Gina Badger. The fourth meeting will be held at MOCCA and will include presentations from Gina Badger and The STAG Library, moderated by cheyanne turions.
About the Brewtality of Fact Beer Club:
The purpose of The Brewtality of Fact is the testing, exhibition and judging of the beer made by our members.
The beer consumed at our meetings is never sold, but rather shared. In exchange, members commit to offering frank feedback on the quality of the homebrew, including its aroma, taste, appearance and palate.
Meetings are open to all members of the Brewtality of Fact Beer Club. Memberships cost $5 and are open to anyone 19 years of age and up.
The $5 membership and additional $5 per/meeting fee (for food/venue costs) can be purchased online. Registration is limited to 7 attendees/meeting. *Note: a limited quantity of beer is available at each meeting
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Brew Pub #3
Relanding from Mugwort
Gina Badger (with Eric Emery, brewmaster, and cheyanne turions; the STAG Library, editors)
The STAG Library (artists Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman, Vancouver) in collaboration with artist and writer Gina Badger (Toronto), curator cheyanne turions and brewmaster Eric Emery will be launching the 3rd edition of Brew Pub, a journal in the form of a beer whose contents, labeling and other printed and online material constitute the contents of the publication.
This edition explores a relationship with Artemisia vulgaris, commonly known as mugwort, an invasive species which has spread from Eurasia across Canada, flourishing in urban spaces that have been altered by human intervention such as abandoned lots, rail-yards and roadsides. Mugwort has deep roots in indigenous European medicine, relieving fatigue, promoting lucid dreams and acting as an abortifacient. Mugwort also has been used in Gruit beers as a substitute for hops in traditional brewing processes.
Through the development of a beer using wild-crafted mugwort from the city of Toronto, land with which the Huron, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people have a long, historic and profound relationship, these artists consider what and how mugwort can teach those exploring the conflictual complexity of settlement. Mugwort can talk to us about taking root in place, connecting with traditions across distances and back in time, and how to cultivate these teachings in the present, renewing our relationship to place and that which grows here.