Spirit of Golden: Historic Distilling and Bootlegging in Colorado

When:
November 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Golden History Center
923 10th St
Golden, CO 80401
USA
Cost:
$20 members, $25 non-members
Spirit of Golden: Historic Distilling and Bootlegging in Colorado @ Golden History Center | Golden | Colorado | United States

While evidence of alcoholic distillation is found as early as medieval times, the history of distilling in Colorado is particularly rich. Colorado entered its own statewide prohibition in 1916, four years before Congress ratified the Eighteenth Amendment. Looking for safe areas to hide their stills and stashes, distillers and bootleggers quickly established themselves in discreet areas such as Golden Gate Canyon. Stephen Gould, cofounder of Golden Moon Distillery and liquor enthusiast, will join us for a lecture on the history of distilling and bootlegging in Golden and beyond. The lecture will be followed by a tasting of his own handcrafted spirits.

Advance registration required. Participants must be 21+.