Beer is more than a drink; it’s a driving force that built the city. The Chicago Brewseum celebrates this noble beverage by honoring the history behind it, the brewers who craft it, the communities that thrive around it, and the culture that adores beer today. Join the Chicago Brewseum in raising a glass to beer’s dynamic role in making Chicago such an amazing place to live. There’s a lot to drink in.
The Chicago Brewseum will offer fascinating insights into how the beverage has always flowed through the city’s veins. In barrels and in bars, beer’s been building Chicago from day one.
Chicago is a craft beer mecca. The Chicago Brewseum will connect visitors with the wit and wisdom of the talented brewers, innovative servers, and big beer brains that call Chicago home.
While the Chicago Brewseum fills heads with beer culture, the brewpub will fill glasses with world-class beers (focusing on noted Chicago and Midwest breweries) and host exciting beer-centric events.
We are currently working on building our very first exhibition at one of Chicago's major museums. The exhibition will open in late October and will examine Chicago's 19th century urban development through the lens of its brewing industry and the immigrant community who built it.
A story about 19th Century Chicago needs a 21st Century community to make it happen. That's where you come in. Click the donate button below to support our mission to build this exhibition. And signup for updates on how to get involved. The Chicago Brewseum is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS so your donation is tax-deductible. Cheers to that!