Ten Years Lager

Ten Years Lager

Metropolitan Brewing (map)

Our friends at Metropolitan Brewing are turning 10 years old and they are throwing one heck of a party to celebrate this major milestone!

Special beer releases, firkins, pretzels, sausages, robots, live music, and much much more. Plus a special surprise cameo by us, the Chicago Brewseum, to benefit us, the Chicago Brewseum!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Get them soon because they’re going faster than you can say, “lager life!”

Chicago Beer, Past + Present

Chicago Beer, Past + Present

Maplewood Lounge (map)

Join us for a special afternoon of strolling, storytelling, and beer drinking.

We meet at Maplewood Brewery & Distillery.  Enjoy a beer while we chat with co-founder and head brewer, Adam Cieslak and learn about the history of the company and tour their space.  From there, Chicago Brewseum founder Liz Garibay guides us on a short stroll where she’ll discuss the history of Avondale and surrounding areas. We’ll pop into Frank & Mary’s, a neighborhood tavern with that iconic Old Sign hanging above, to chat a bit about Old Style history and maybe even throw back a beer. Our final stop is just a quick walk away. When we arrive at Metropolitan Brewing, co-founder Tracy Hurst leads us on a talk and a tour of their beautiful riverfront taproom and brewery. She'll give us a beer too!

$25. Ticket price includes a beer at both Maplewood + Metropolitan.  100% of proceeds benefit the Chicago Brewseum, a future non-profit museum dedicated to telling the story of beer.

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 program is part of the Chicago Beer History + Culture Project, a two year initiative bringing cultural institutions together to celebrate the story of beer.

Purchase tickets here.