The Chicago Brewseum explores the vibrant culture and innovative history of brewing through the eyes of the people who make it. We’ve built a non-profit organization to help us share these stories and we need a little help to continue our work.
Our journey is already underway. We’ve been hosting talks, tours and other experiences at breweries, bars, and museums all over Chicago, the Midwest and U.S. Our debut exhibition, Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City, opened at the Field Museum in November 2018 and is on display through early 2020. You can also get a taste of our work by sampling any one of the historically-minded brews we’ve created with partner breweries and cultural organizations (seriously, what better way to experience beer history). Follow our progress as we tour the country, working with artists, museums, breweries, scholars, and more.
Our future home in Chicago will be a 30,000 square foot facility, housed in a multi-story LEED-Certified building. Our engaging and interactive exhibits will highlight Chicago’s storied relationship with beer past and present while also featuring national and international explorations of brewing history on a rotating basis. Combined with a nanobrewery and taproom featuring unique brews (this is a museum devoted to beer, after all) and event spaces to host public programs and kindred organizations, the Chicago Brewseum will be a premier destination for learning about one of the world’s most vibrant industries.
We like beer. We like museums. We know we’re not the only ones. Your donation will help fund incredible beer history and cultural programming and will assist us in bringing the Chicago Brewseum to life.
The Chicago Brewseum is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organization. Learn more about us at chicagobrewseum.org and by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.