• 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. Enjoy a menu of small bites thoughtfully designed by Executive Chef Jason White of Food For Thought Catering Group. 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. SOLD OUT. Guests with GA tickets, please arrive at 7pm and enter the Field Museum through the West Door.

$125. VIP Ancient Beer History Hour. SOLD OUT. Guests with VIP tickets, please arrive at 5:45pm and enter the Field Museum through the South Door.

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

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

Paid parking is available at the Soldier Field North Lot.

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

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