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Meet the Brewer Pub Crawl
The Salem Creative Network celebrates the second anniversary of the Creative Pub Crawl on Saturday, July 16 with a “Meet the Brewer” Pub Crawl. Brewers from Gilgamesh Brewing, Calapooia Brewing, Fire Mountain Brewery and Seven Brides Brewing will be available during the four hour event that visits three downtown venues. Each brewer will bring two types of beer. Matt Dickason of Albany’s Calapooia Brewing, will offer Riparian IPA and Chili Beer, made with Anaheim, Serrano, Jalapeno and Habanero peppers. Henry Gorgas, from Carlton’s Fire Mountain Brewery is bring Bad Henry IPA and a summer seasonal. The event starts at 4:00 pm with Gilgamesh pouring at Copperjohn’s, continues at Magoo’s at 5:00 pm with Calapooia and Fire Mountain and the last stop is 6:00 pm with Seven Brides at Pete’s Place.
Participants will receive samples with purchase of $10 wristbands, available at the venues during the event.
During the past two years, the monthly event has drawn more than 2500 people downtown in an effort to revitalize the downtown economy, increase networking opportunities and provide a creative outlet for those interested in improving nightlife in Salem.

Themed crawls are every two months now. Upcoming dates, themes:

August 19 Downtown Luau
October 21 Zombie Crawl
December 16 Sno-Ball

Entertainment zone and the Economic Improvement District
The initial City Council work session occurs Monday, July 11, 5:30 pm at the Salem Public Library Anderson room. Unsure of the goals, topic but it should deal with the hospitality zone assessment proposed for downtown. Here’s a recent report about an assessment in Milwaukie, Wisconsin.. After the work session, the EID staff report will be discussed at the council meeting. This basically allows the city to ask property owners to select an administrator for the district. Whichever group gets the first option at the remonstrance process will likely get the job, although in this no-tax environment, a vote of no-confidence for all groups could happen.

Save even more money with solar thermal
Many homeowners already save money with solar-heated hot water systems. With current incentive, solar thermal has a quicker payback than solar pv and saves money on hot water, the main expense for most households. Find out more information at SOLAR THERMAL 101, 6:30 pm, Tuesday, July 12 at Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium. Meet installers and see about our bulk-pricing program. Solarize Salem

Doug’s World LIVE
Our June 18 live broadcast of the Creative District on Commercial St is replaying on CCTV channel 22. Five merchants were featured; Art Department, Create-A-Memory, ABC Music, Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest and Where the Sidewalk Begins. The show also features live interviews with The Black Lights, Sons of Huns and Sexy Water Spiders in the studio as they tried some post-apocalyptic cooking. Here’s the schedule

Stay tuned for the next Doug’s World LIVE on Saturday, JULY 16 form 4 to 6 pm. We’ll be broadcasting the Meet the Brewer Pub Crawl from deep inside the hospitality zone.

 July 11, 2011  Posted by at 3:16 pm events, update  Add comments

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