There are a number of events next week celebrating the history and culture of brewing, featuring Liz Garibay, founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Brewseum. DCBeer is thrilled to welcome her to our town!

Beer Culture

The Popular Culture Association comes to Washington, D.C. for their National Conference next week. Garibay will be presenting along with many regionally and nationally significant beer historians (including yours truly), on the topic of “Beer Culture“.

History with the Chicago Brewseum and Heurich House

Chicago Brewseum

On Thursday, April 18, the Chicago Brewseum joins the Heurich House Museum to host an esteemed panel, “Brewing in the City: A Look at DC and Chicago 19th Century Brewing History”, to discuss how breweries shape the cities their cities. The event will be from 6 to 8 PM and, in addition to Garibay, features Heurich House Museum Executive Director Kimberly Bender, beer historian and Chicago Brewseum Advisory Board member Brian Alberts, and co-founder of D.C. Brewery Sankofa Beer, Kofi Meroe.


Jamaal Lemon will moderate the panel. Jamaal works with The Wayfarer Study, a project that looks at brewery impact on gentrification and immigration, as well as the ways ethnic identity has been shaped by and contributed to the brewing industry. You can also find Jamaal at Atlas Brew Works and recently his work has appeared on Good Beer Hunting.

On Friday, April 19, at 6:30 PM, Right Proper’s Shaw Brewpub is hosting a Happy Hour with Beer Historians. Join Garibay and Theresa McCulla of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for a casual conversation on American brewing history. This event is free and open to the public.

New Release

Cabin & Cottage Label

On Saturday, April 20, Liz Garibay, myself, and Powers Farm Brewery will be releasing “Cottage & Cabin” at President Lincoln’s Cottage for Brews and Q’s, along with a Trivia Night. This never-before-released brew is Powers Farm Brewery’s third Berliner, wonderfully delicate yet mildly tart and complex due to the lactobacillus.

Go forth and beer history!