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How a 19th-Century Temperance Advocate Accidentally Created Modern Tourism

In gin-soaked 19th-century Britain, the temperance movement emerged to counteract the myriad social problems stemming from alcohol abuse. Temperance advocates and activists felt an organized effort to limit consumption was the best solution.
Among them was Thomas Cook, a former Baptist preacher and cabinet maker. In 1841, when Cook was 32 years old, he was walking to a local temperance meeting when an idea struck him: Why not use the country’s rapidly expanding rail network to help spread the movement’s views on social reform?
And just like that, Cook inadvertently laid the foundations for modern-day tourism.

Via vinepair.com

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ABInbev Cancels Plans for a Golden Road Beer Garden in Fiercely Independent Oakland, CA

A planned Oakland brewery and beer garden from Los Angeles-based Golden Road has hit a dead end. Berkeleyside confirms that the brewery, owned since 2015 by beverage industry Goliath Anheuser-Busch InBev, won’t pursue its proposal for an empty Temescal parking lot (at 320, 322, and 330 40th Street) after all. Instead, the company is shifting its focus to other projects, a representative tells Berkeleyside.

via Eater SF

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Russian River’s New Brewery Open Now — In Windsor, CA

Master of Northern California beer news, Jay Brooks brings us the news that Russian River’s eagerly awaited new production brewery, taproom, and gift shop has now opened in Windsor, CA.

Russian River Brewing – Windsor, CA – via brookstonbeerbulletin.com, courtesy of Natalie Cilurzo

Hit the link for more info, address, and pictures of the new Russian River Brewing location.

via https://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/russian-rivers-new-windsor-brewery-opens-today/