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Larry Sidor Oral History Interview. November 6, 2015

Larry Sidor Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Tiah Edmunson-Morton.

November 6, 2015

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Larry Sidor (b. 1950) is a 1972 graduate of Oregon State University in Food Science. He has since established himself as a leading brewer in the Pacific Northwest, having spent twenty-three years working in various capacities at the Olympia Brewing Company, followed by stints as brewmaster at the Deschutes Brewery in Bend, and now at the Crux Fermentation Project, which he founded in 2013. Sidor's father was an OSU Extension Agent, and in his interview, Sidor reflects on the impact that was made upon him by his exposure to his father's work. He likewise recalls his memories of the undergraduate academic experience in Food Science at OSU in the early 1970s; traces his long and influential career in the brewing industry; and shares his thoughts on the future of craft brewing in the Northwest and nationwide.