• The Field Museum (map)
  • 1400 South Lake Shore Drive
  • Chicago, IL, 60605
  • United States
Brewing Up Chicago

Join us for the official opening night celebration of Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City. This is the Chicago Brewseum's first exhibition and we are thrilled to announce that it will be hosted by the Field Museum.

The evening provides you the opportunity to be a part of the official ribbon cutting ceremony and allows you to be the first to see the exhibit and hear from the exhibition curatorial team. You’ll also have the chance to enjoy a thoughtful menu of hors d’oeuvres inspired by the themes in the exhibition. Wash it down with delicious craft beer from 5 Rabbit, Forbidden Root, Goose Island, Half Acre, Metropolitan, Piece, and Revolution Brewing. We’ll have wine too!

Interested in ancient beer history? Join us for a special ancient beer history VIP hour beginning at 6pm! After you dig into a sampling of Field Museum craft beers inspired by the distant past, Art Institute of Chicago ancient beer historian, Lucas Livingston, leads you on a guided journey through the Field Museum's Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition. You’ll delve into decorated tombs and hidden chambers to discover the history, artistry, culture, and practice of beer and brewing from the banks of the Nile and the sands of ancient Egypt.  

$85. General Admission. 7pm doors.

$125. General admission plus VIP Ancient Beer History Hour. Guests must arrive at 6pm.

100% of the net proceeds of this event will go towards the Chicago Brewseum's exhibition fundraising effort. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Remarks and ribbon cutting will take place promptly at 8pm.

All guests must enter the Field Museum through the West Door. Parking is available at an array of paid parking lots around the museum.

Many thanks to our exhibition partners Angle Park and Chicago Scenic Studios.

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