Although Fort Worth brewing history is a tale that’s been told well by others, join us as we venture off the beaten path. Librarian Gaby Kientiz explores stories of how hardships, handshake deals, and backstabbing--along with a whole lot of gumption and good luck shaped the ups and downs of more than 150 years of beer brewing and drinking in Fort Worth.
Gaby Kienitz is a librarian in the Genealogy, Local History, and Archives Unit at the Fort Worth Public Library. She has been a librarian specializing in genealogy, history, and archives for the past 6 years, but not all of them in Fort Worth. Previously, she was a museum conservator for 20 years for a variety of history museums across Canada and the US, with brief stints at an archaeological museum in Bodrum, Turkey, conserving items recovered from a Bronze Age shipwreck. In short, she has spent her entire working life in public institutions preserving history and striving to make it accessible.