Prost! Beer Culture + Chicago's German Immigrants

Prost! Beer Culture + Chicago's German Immigrants

Driehaus Museum (map)

Chicago history is rooted in the story of beer and the immigrant communities who built it.  German-Americans, in particular, were vital to Chicago’s late 19th-century urban development and to the very fabric of her socio-cultural landscape.  Historian and Chicago Brewseum founder, Liz Garibay, shares stories of how these immigrants--through industry, craft, innovation and culture--helped shape the city. Doug Hurst, co-founder and head brewer of Metropolitan Brewing, discusses how German beer styles are making an impact on modern craft beer and how 19th Century German America influences beer makers today.

The evening includes the chance to sample and celebrate a variety of Metropolitan beers. Presented in partnership with the Driehaus Museum.


This conversation is part of the Beer History + Culture Project, a two-year national collaboration dedicated to highlighting, preserving, and celebrating beer history and culture and building national support for the Chicago Brewseum.


Holy Schlitz! The Brief History

Holy Schlitz! The Brief History

Chicago Athletic Assocation Hotel (map)

Chicago Athletic Association hotel sells the most Schlitz out of any establishment in Chicago. Why, you ask? Because it's delicious, we all know that. What many may not know, however, is the rich history behind the beloved beer.  

The Chicago Brewseum’s Liz Garibay hosts a conversation with John Eastberg, Executive Director of the Pabst Mansion, to discuss the Schlitz story. The duo will delve into its history, its impact on culture in Chicago and beyond, and its presence in the Chicago Brewseum's exhibition, Brewing Up Chicago, at the Field Museum.

$10 Ticket Includes:   

• 1 Schlitz Tallboy upon arrival.

• Raffle entry to win the hotel’s Chicago Brewseum “Brewcation” rooms package, featuring 2 tickets to the Chicago Brewseum’s exhibition at the Field, Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City.

• Access to games. 


This conversation is part of the Beer History + Culture Project, a two-year national collaboration dedicated to highlighting, preserving, and celebrating beer history and culture and building national support for the Chicago Brewseum.


Women In Beer

Women In Beer

Sketchbook Brewing (map)

To celebrate International Women's (Brew) Day we're joining our friends at Sketchbook Brewing and the Pink Boots Society to bring you a History of Women in Beer to benefit the Chicago Brewseum.

Historian, Liz Garibay, provides a talk about the role of women in beer, past and present, while Sketchbook serves up a beer they've brewed up just for this unique event. Using a special Pink Boots Hop Blend, they've created a Brut IPA worthy of toasting generations of strong women. Come drink in all the history!