On October 25, 2019, a new exhibit will be opening up at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History that highlights the American brewing history. Exhibit Curator Theresa McCulla joins Richard on this episode of the DC Beer Show.

Theresa McCulla, curator of the Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Theresa explains how beer fits into a longer timeline in history and shares how she collected items for this exhibit. From sheet music to a 1970s vibrating football table, some items from the exhibit are not your typical beer-related items, but they hold meaning. Theresa also previews some of the items beer industry gurus like Michael Lewis, Fritz Maytag, and Charlie Papazian donated to the collection.

Smithsonian’s Last Call

On November 8, 2019, during Food History Weekend, the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian will feature an event called Last Call from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. This year’s event will be exciting as it is the first time that four of the most influential individuals in the beer industry will be together. Theresa will be emceeing ann amazing panel that includes some of the most important names in craft brewing: Charlie Papazian, Ken Grossman, Fritz Maytag, and Michael Lewis. Along with these industry-shaping individuals, there will be five different breweries serving two specialty beers each, including:

  1. Anchor Brewing Co.: Anchor Porter and Anchor Steam Beer
  2. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.: Pale Ale and Celebration
  3. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: 60 Minute IPA and Slightly Mighty
  4. New Belgium Brewing Co.: Fat Tire Ale and second beer is TBA
  5. Raleigh Brewing Co.: New Albion Pale Ale (Jack McAuliffe’s original recipe) and Hell Yes Ma’am Belgian Golden Ale

This is an event that Theresa is excited about and one that you will not want to miss. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://s.si.edu/lastcall.

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