• Southern Food and Beverage Museum (map)
  • 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
  • New Orleans, LA, 70113
  • United States

In honor of the Illinois Bicentennial and the Tricentennial of New Orleans, The Chicago Brewseum along with Illuminated Brew Works (Chicago), the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and Urban South Brewery (New Orleans), have joined forces to brew a collaborative beer rooted in the shared history and culture of Chicago and New Orleans.

Join us for a special beer release celebration at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and enjoy samples of Two Levees, a kettle-soured farmhouse ale crafted with oats, wheat and raspberries.  Snack on pimento cheese stuffed celery, deviled eggs with fried onions, and pecan brownies - dishes that showcase the culinary connections between Chicago and New Orleans. You'll also get a chance to meet and hear from the brewers and learn about this beer that will be crafted in both cities and available only in New Orleans and Chicago.

An informal panel discussion will take place at 2:30 PM with Brian Buckman (Illuminated Brew Works), Liz Garibay (Chicago Brewseum), Jacob Landry and Kyle Huling (Urban South Brewery), and Liz Williams (SoFAB).


FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION. Please pre-purchase admission.

The Chicago release event will take place on Saturday, August 25th.



Two Levees is a kettle-soured farmhouse ale crafted with oats, wheat and raspberries - ingredients native to both areas. The beverage was inspired by our shared French history and the explorers who discovered the water routes that connect our cities people, food, and culture.  And the name refers not only to water, but to the fact that both locales have a history tied to booze and are guilty of having a windy bon temps all around. The connections between the Windy City and the Big Easy make this brewing project a perfect modern day exploration of place.  And never before have two cultural institutions and two breweries come together to make a beer. Leave it to two great American cities like Chicago and New Orleans to make that happen.