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Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Chicago, Chicago, IL
Event Summary
Organized in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History 
and in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival


The first conference of its kind, the Beer Culture Summit brings an ever-growing community of researchers, professionals, and everyday enthusiasts to the table for a pint and a discussion. It is a new public and scholarly gathering dedicated to exploring the ways that global beer history can fire the imagination, advance our understanding of the past, and help us grow.

This conference showcases cutting-edge research, beer-focused public projects, and industry wisdom in accessible spaces like museums, breweries, and taverns. Our audience is everyone—scholars, professionals, and the public—and our partners range from breweries to cultural organizations to local businesses. Our mission is simple: to enhance our cultural understanding of beer openly and candidly, in a friendly atmosphere fit for the world’s most important drink.

3 Sheeps Brewing Company
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Chicago Humanities Festival
Eris Brewery + Cider House
Field Museum
Forbidden Root Brewery
Girl & The Goat
Goose Island Beer Company
Kaiser Tiger
Lou Dog Events
Metropolitan Brewing
Nisei Lounge
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Stout Collective
Event Details
Thursday, October 24
Opening Night Party at Goose Island Barrel House: $75

Friday, October 25 
Conference sessions at Field Museum: $25
Friday Night Event at Metropolitan Brewing: $35
Friday Conference and Evening Party: $50

Saturday, October 26
Conference sessions at Chicago History Museum: $25
Saturday Night Event at Kaiser Tiger: $25
Saturday all: $45
Thursday, Friday and Saturday all inclusive = $150

Sunday, October 27
Historic Beer Chats at Nisei Lounge: $15
Old Town Taverns Walking Tour: $10
Sensory Beer Tasting at Forbidden Root with Randy Mosher: $10
Beer Dinner at Girl & The Goat: $175
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When & Where
Oct 24, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Chicago, IL
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