All the world really is a fair! The Chicago Brewseum is teaming up with Windy City Pie and the Olympia Tumwater Foundation to bring you a truly Chicago-style meal, a historic look at the world’s fairs that helped define Seattle, Chicago, and Portland, and a special world’s fair themed collaboration beer brought in from Chicago!
Over dinner, we’ll highlight how beer helped make these fairs unique. After all, the Century 21 Exposition gave Seattle the Space Needle, but there’s a reason you’d have passed a few Olympia Beer ads to see it. Chicago’s Columbian Exposition witnessed a bitter argument between brewers whose legacy can still be found in just about every liquor store and bar in the country.
One way or another, beer played an integral role in telling the contentious stories about American society that these fairs were designed to tell. And thanks to Windy City owner Dave Lichterman and the Foundation’s own Karen Johnson, this glimpse of the past includes a look at actual artifacts from multiple world’s fairs!
On top of that, we’re bringing in one of our historically-minded collaborations with us from Chicago. All the World is Here, a dry-hopped cream ale brewed by Temperance Beer Company in Evanston, IL in partnership with the Chicago Brewseum and the Field Museum, commemorates the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Drawing inspiration from ingredients and beer styles on display during the expo, this delectable beer speaks not only to the sense of rapid social progress that the fair attempted to portray, but also the long and rocky path that actually lay ahead.
Join us for this special dinner and discussion!
$25 ticket includes the presentation, a selection of Windy City’s amazing Chicago-style deep dish pizza, and a sample of All The World Is Here.