New Book “The Brass” Explores History of World Famous Horse Brass Pub

The Brass - Horse Brass Book Cover

A new book called The Brass by local author Bob Wright explores the history of Oregon’s greatest pub and world-famous Horse Brass Pub. Credited with helping start the craft beer revolution–if not across the country, then certainly in Oregon–the famed late Don Younger is practically a patron saint of the community. Bob Wright will be at a book signing for The Brass this Wednesday, March 4th, at Rogue Ales Public House & Distillery in Northwest Portland.

Read the description of The Brass here:

The Brass is the story of the birth and growth of a world-famous public house, the Horse Brass Pub in Portland, Oregon. This authentic pub, with deep British roots, became the cathedral of Oregon’s craft beer revolution and its publican, Don Younger, the archbishop. It is a warm place with real British soul where good companionship is the order of the day and the best beer on earth welcomes everyone. This pub has been twinned for nearly three decades with the Prince of Wales, an historic London pub near Wimbledon.
This book is a journey through time with people from two countries, primarily a summary of the individual oral histories of the principals, supplemented by research. It is a narrative of this celebrated pub’s events and people, their history, their character and their motivation; they are the soul of the pub. The Brass is based on the interviews of others who were involved with the pub over decades, to the best that their memories recalled. (“Accuracy in the reporting of historical information by a bunch of drinkers after 20+ years cannot and should not be expected,” comment from an interviewed, longtime regular.)
The book details a unique perspective of the pub’s growth through interviews with Don Younger, Fred Eckhardt, and Rogue’s own Jack Joyce and John Maier. A brief reading will be followed by a Q&A session with the author this Wednesday.

Where: Rogue Ales Public House & Distillery – 1339 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209 

When: Wednesday, March 4th from 5pm – 8pm
Extra Info: free admission, Younger’s Special Bitter on tap, free light snacks, open Q&A with the author, books for sale and signing,
Important Note: In memory of Don, all royalties from the sale of the book will be donated to the local Sisters of the Road public charity which helps the homeless. 


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