The Chicago Brewseum, a nonprofit museum project exploring the historical and cultural significance of beer, is coming to Seattle for a series of events. You can learn more about the museum itself below, at the bottom of the post, but here is the info about the upcoming events. From a press release:
On September 4-8, the Chicago Brewseum will tour the greater Seattle area, hosting a special event series devoted to the city’s and the Pacific Northwest’s iconic role in American brewing culture. Organized in cooperation with local partners (including Pilchuck Glass School, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, the Olympia Tumwater Foundation, and others), these events offer a mix of fun, education, and casual discussion. We’ll look at historic and contemporary topics like glassware styles, world’s fairs, inclusivity, and brewing’s influence on communities past and present. And, of course, we’ll highlight some special and limited-release beers along the way.
Wed, 9/4 ‘Brew a Fair’ at Windy City Pie, 5918 Phinney Ave N, Seattle (ticketed event)—a casual discussion about beer’s impact on iconic world’s fairs in Chicago, Seattle, and Portland, paired with authentic Chicago-style pizza and a historic Chicago Brewseum collaboration beer brought in from Chicago. Features artifacts on display from multiple fairs, courtesy of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation and private collections. Event Website.
Beer + Glass Opening Reception at Pilchuck Glass School, 240 2nd Ave S #100, Seattle (free with registration)—Debut of a new Pilchuck/Chicago Brewseum glass exhibition about the longstanding sensory relationship between beer and glass, featuring interpretations of historic beer glassware styles and bottles by seven expert glass artists. The reception will also host the launch of a limited release hefeweizen by Pike Brewing Company and Chicago’s Forbidden Root Brewery. Event Website.
Fri, 9/6 ‘It’s the People!’ Panel Discussion at The Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Pl SW, Tumwater (free with registration)—a special panel discussing the brewing industry’s influence on the Chicago and Olympia-Tumwater communities, past and present. Featuring experts from the Chicago Brewseum, Olympia Tumwater Foundation, Oregon State University, and the City of Tumwater as well as a resurrected Olympia Brewing Company lager from Olympia’s Well 80 Brewhouse. Event Website.
Sat, 9/7 Beer + Glass: Fieldtrip to Pilchuck Glass School Campus, Stanwood, WA, (ticketed event)—a private afternoon tour of Pilchuck Glass School’s beautiful Stanwood campus. Guests will meet in Seattle and take a bus north for a tour of the campus, a beer-centric glass-blowing demonstration, lively discussion with beer author Randy Mosher, as well as (naturally) charcuterie and beer. Event Website.
Sat, 9/7 ‘Beside the Bine’ Hop History at The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle (free with registration)—a celebration of the communities that have historically influenced the U.S. hop harvest. Featuring experts from the Chicago Brewseum and Oregon State University, this casual discussion will highlight the women, working class, and migrant hop pickers who help give American beer its flavor. Beers commemorating past and present hop cultivators will also be available via the event’s sponsor,
Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Event Website.
Sun, 9/8 ‘Culture de la Biére’ Day at Métier Brewing Company, 14125 NE 189th St suite B, Woodinville (partly ticketed event)—a friendly afternoon in Métier’s taproom, including a fun workshop on becoming a Cicerone Certified Craft Beer Server with Jackie Dodd, aka The Beeroness, as well as a panel discussion on inclusivity and African-American brewing throughout U.S. history. For each pint sold, Métier will make a donation to the Black Heritage Society of Washington State. Event Website. Event Website.
The Chicago Brewseum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to show how beer, past and present, is a dynamic cultural force with the power to foster community create change. The Chicago Brewseum explores the local, national, and global histories behind beer and offers that knowledge to communities around Chicago and beyond. The organization recently debuted its first major exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago, with a goal to open an independent museum by 2021. Help us build the Chicago Brewseum by clicking the ‘donate’ button on our website and making a tax-deductible contribution. Find us on Twitter (@ChiBrewseum), Facebook (@ChicagoBrewseum), & Instagram (ChiBrewseum)!