Pigasus Beer Release and Pat Thomas Reading

@ Marz Community Brewing

Saturday, August 25 ~~ 5PM

Marz Community Brewing
3630 S. Iron St., Chicago, IL 60609

Join us as we release a collaboration beer made with Illuminated Brew Works to honor the 50th anniversary of the Yippie nomination of Pigasus for president. Pigasus, the beer, is a strawberry milkshake double India Pale Ale with Lactose and vanilla.

In conjunction with the beer release from 5-7pm, we will be hosting a reading by author Pat Thomas from his new book, “Did It! From Yippie To Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary.” Steve Krackow will also conduct a short Q and A with Pat.

The book is not only the first biography of the infamous and ubiquitous Jerry Rubin — co-founder of the Yippies, Anti-Vietnam War activist Chicago Eight defendant, social-networking pioneer, and a proponent of the Yuppie era — but an overstuffed chronicle of Rubin’s life (and ours) through those tumultuous times, including correspondence with Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, John and Yoko, Eldridge Cleaver, the Weathermen, countless candid photos, personal diaries, and lost newspaper clippings. Thomas interviewed more than 75 of Rubin’s friends, foes, and comrades, including Chicago Eight defendants, participants in the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Paul Krassner, Judy Gumbo, John Sinclair, Rennie Davis, and many others. It reveals Rubin’s and the Yippies’ historical yet bizarre personal interactions with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, Charles Manson, Mick Jagger, and other iconic figures of the era, and explores the often-misunderstood relationship between Rubin and his partner-in-crime Hoffman, with new insights into their Yippie vs. Yuppie debates.

**Free and open to the public**