Join us Wednesday, April 19th, 5:30 – 7:00 at Freebridge Brewing in The Dalles for a look behind the curtain of the historic Mint Building where the popular brewery is housed.

Originally constructed in 1869 as a United States Mint with the intention of minting gold and silver coins, The Mint is one of the oldest and most celebrated historic structures still in use in The Dalles. Tour the original hand-hewn basalt block cellar (not ordinarily open to the public) and hear a presentation from the Mint’s owner Tim Schechtel about the unique fortress-like building; how adaptive reuse of historic buildings conserves both resources and historic value, and how projects like these have the ability to unite and revitalize the community.

Enjoy your first pint and light appetizers on the house, courtesy of Freebridge Brewing. Freebridge owners Steve and Laurie Light will also let us in on some secrets of sustainable brewing.

Brought to you by Gorge Owned and member businesses, Green Drinks is a monthly networking event that aims to raise awareness about environmentally friendly business practices while providing a quality networking opportunity for members of the community. Cost of admission is a $5 suggested donation, waived for Gorge Owned members.