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Our monthly, or bi-monthly, free speakers series that tackles everything from environmental issues and economic development to social change and politics. Started by Lenny Mendonca, the founder and owner of the Brewing Company, Brews and Views serves as both a free public forum and philanthropy; part of the evening dining proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation. Times are 6pm to 8pm, unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 4, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

A discussion about the book The Blind Pool

We kick things off on January 4th with author Paul McHugh who will discuss his book The Blind Pool. A Russian crime ring scores entry to the USA by hooking up with thieves who use a Texas prison as their base. Agents seeking to investigate the conspiracy are betrayed by a mole inside the FBI. A relevant novel in today’s political landscape.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Paul McHugh, Writer, former editor of Outdoor Section San Francisco Chronicle, has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post and others.


Jan. 9, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Marketplace.org author Scott Tong

Esteemed author and Marketplace.org correspondent Scott Tong will discuss his just released book: A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World. If you find yourself on the wrong side of history, nobody writes yours – except perhaps your grandchild. Scott Tong has reported from more than a dozen countries as correspondent for Marketplace, from refugee camps in east Africa to shoe factories in eastern China.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Scott Tong currently serves as correspondent for Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk, where his coverage focuses on energy, the environment, natural resources and the global economy.

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Jan. 17, 2018
6-8pm
Mavericks
Event Center

Cannabis Forum #2

A conversation with Michael Correia, director of government relations for the National Cannabis Industry Association. NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. Please note: this event will be held at our sister venue, Mavericks Event Center, 107 Broadway around the corner from the brewing company.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Michael Correia is director of government relations for the National Cannabis Industry Association. His focus is raising awareness and building support for the cannabis industry’s issues on Capitol Hill.

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