BEER + GLASS

SEPTEMBER 5 - 27, 2019.

Pilchuck Glass School, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.

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What happens when beer meets glass? Well, yeah, that. But wanting to dig a little deeper, we’ve partnered with one of the world’s greatest art organizations. The Chicago Brewseum is thrilled to collaborate on a delicious exhibition celebrating the relationship between beer and glass with the world renowned Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington.

Beer + Glass is a month long art exhibition that features amazing interpretations of historic beer glassware styles.

The official opening for Beer + Glass happens on September 5th. Join us at Pilchuck’s downtown Seattle gallery and be the first to see this unique blend of history and artistry. The evening reception includes a brief conversation with artists and representatives from Pilchuck Glass School and the Chicago Brewseum including beer expert and National Advisory Board Member, Randy Mosher. Guests will also have the chance to purchase the art, as individual glasses or as comprehensive sets.

If that’s not exciting enough, in honor of this creative collaboration, our friends at Pike Brewing Company in Seattle and Forbidden Root Brewery in Chicago have brewed up a one time, limited edition beer to commemorate the occasion. We’ll be releasing this beer as a celebration of Beer + Glass on August 15th in Chicago and September 5th in Seattle, so make sure not to miss it!

Beer + Glass features modern interpretations of historic glassware. It will showcase a collection of work by Victoria Ahmadizadeh, DH McNabb, Michael Schunke, Ed Schmid, and Tyler Gordon. Each artist was assigned a historic beer vessel style by beer expert and Chicago Brewseum National Advisory Board Member, Randy Mosher and was then asked to interpret and fabricate a set of 20 glasses. Tyler Gordon’s abstract sculptural interpretations of glass bottles will be featured on Pilchuck’s gallery walls.


Exhibition Reception + Opening

Thursday, September 5th. 5pm-9pm

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Join us for the official opening of Beer + Glass.

The opening event features a brief conversation with artists and representatives from Pilchuck Glass School and the Chicago Brewseum.

Guests will also enjoy the release of a special collaboration beer crafted by Pike Brewing Company in Seattle and Forbidden Root Brewing This is a one-time, limited edition beer to be released in Chicago on August 15th and in Seattle on September 5th in conjunction with this exhibition and partnership. Four additional beers will be available for purchase.


Beer + Glass: A Field Trip to Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA

Saturday, September 7th. 12pm - 5pm

Join us for a rare opportunity to visit and explore the Pilchuck Glass School campus through the lens of beer.

We’ll depart from Pilchuck Seattle and head north into the woods. While we throw back a beer, Pilchuck Executive Director, Chris Taylor, provides a brief tour of the campus which is then followed by a beer centric glass blowing demo by American Master Glassblower (and home brewer) Ed Schmid.  As we move into the main campus building, we’ll enjoy a hearty charcuterie spread and more beer! Here you’ll hear from Liz Garibay, Executive Director of the Chicago Brewseum and beer expert, Randy Mosher, who will discuss the sensory relationship between beer and glass. We wrap it up with time for you to enjoy the vast brews and views before you.

$95 Ticket price includes:

-   Round trip transportation from Seattle to Stanwood.

-   Private access to the Pilchuck Glass School Campus.

-   Tour of the campus with ED Chris Taylor.

-   Glass blowing demo by Master Glassblower, Ed Schmid.

-   Sensory exploration talk from Randy Mosher.

-   Beer! Charcuterie! Beer!

-   Special tasting of the limited edition beer crafted for Beer + Glass by Pike Brewing and Forbidden Root Brewing in Chicago.

 

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Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by glass artist Dale Chihuly and patrons Anne Gould Hauberg and John H. Hauberg. What began as a one-summer glassblowing workshop has grown into the world’s most comprehensive center for glass art education.