This Friday the Smithsonian comes to Seattle to talk about beer


This Friday in Seattle, the Pike Place Market hosts a very special event that delves into the history and the future of craft brewing in Seattle. The American Brewing History Initiative of the Smithsonian’s Nation Museum of American History will lead the discussion. The event also involves beer and food. Here are complete details from the event organizers.

On December 8, the American Brewing History Initiative of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History comes to Pike Place Market to lead a discussion about Seattle’s brewing history. Our conversation will explore the stories and history of craft brewing in the city with a farm-to-glass approach, featuring a multi-generational panel from perspectives of craft brewing, home brewing, and agriculture. How do contemporary brewers and growers incorporate a sense of history into their work? In their view, what distinguishes the brewing culture of the Pacific Northwest? What does it mean to be an artisan, or craft, producer today, and in the future? Come listen, contribute, taste, and enjoy.

Over the course of more than a century, Seattle brewers and their customers have created one of the nation’s singular brewing cultures. A rich blend of resources shaped this story: the fragrant hops that grow in the surrounding region; a sense of identity rooted in geography and cuisine; and a brewing community that flourished via dedication to ideals of creativity and professional mentorship. As a result, Seattle changed the course of American brewing history while simultaneously writing its own story.

Pike Place Market Atrium, 1433 First Avenue

Guest Speaker Panel:

Dick Cantwell, Brewer, co-founder of Elysian Brewing Co.

Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, founders of Pike Brewing Co.

Annie Johnson, Master Brewer-in-Residence, PicoBrew

Dave Green, President/CEO, Skagit Valley Malting

Panel moderator: Theresa McCulla, Ph.D. Historian, American Brewing History Initiative

Each ticket includes: Six tastes (4 oz.) from Old Stove Brewing Co., Pike Brewing and Annie Johnson, and a plate of heavy appetizers from Chef Traci Calderon of the Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market. (This event is ages 21+)

Food Menu:
• Pacific Northwest Sliders: Brioche Rolls with Prosciutto, Beecher’s Cheddar and Succulent’s House made Apple Butter
• Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Stuffed Jalapenos
• Chef Traci’s Beecher’s Mac and Cheese
• Uli’s Sausage en Croute served with Kilt Lifter Beer & Apple Mostarda • Smoked Salmon Mousse Deviled Eggs
• Bavarian Sausages Steamed in Old Stove Brewery Beer
• Pike Place Chowder Mini Bowls with Bacon Garnish
• The Confectional Cheesecakes

Plus: FREE PINT at Old Stove Happy Hour! Start off your evening with Happy Hour at Old Stove’s new tap room in the MarketFront (1901 Western Avenue) from 4-6 pm. Mix and mingle with the panelists, meet local brewers and soak in panoramic views of Elliott Bay before heading over to the Atrium for the main event. Show your ticket on your phone for a FREE PINT! Tickets: $48