Taking over the History Colorado Center after hours, the event will feature dozens of craft breweries and cider houses with 100 options to sample. Attendees will be able to experience historic beers, recreations of ancient recipes, retired craft classics and popular historical styles. Guests will also have access to all of the engaging exhibits at the History Colorado Center.
“Each of these beers has a story to tell and many of them won’t be available anywhere else,” said event organizer Dan Silberstein. In addition to attendees tasting local historic favorites like Avery White Rascal, Lakewood’s Brewery 6 and 40 will serve a special recipe of their Bière de Garde which is crafted in the style of French Flanders with specialty ingredients over six months. “Essentially, this event is the boozy hybrid of your college museum excursion,” Silberstein said.
Attendees will learn from a beer historian who will host a quiz for prizes. They will also be able to explore “touch carts” containing historic beer artifacts. Colorado’s rich history as a hub of the brewing and craft beer industry makes beer a recurrent theme in Colorado’s history. In 2019, “Beer Here! from History Colorado! Brewing in the New West,” the exhibit explored the libation’s strong impact on the state’s history and culture.
Tickets are available at http://brewsology.com/denver. General admission is $50. Early admission is $65 and allows attendees to enter at 7 p.m. to taste special beers. Tickets will not be sold at the door and are non-refundable. All participants must be 21 years old.
About Colorado History
History Colorado is a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves more than 75,000 students and 500,000 people in Colorado each year. It is a 143-year-old institution that operates Colorado’s oldest museum, ten additional museums and historic sites, a free public research center, the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, and the Colorado Historical Fund. State of Colorado (SHF), which is the largest preservation program of its kind in the country. More than 70% of SHF grants are allocated to rural areas of the state.
History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring the wonder of our past. We serve as a state memorial, preserving and sharing Colorado’s places, stories, and material culture through educational programs, historic preservation grants, collections, Colorado community outreach, the History Colorado Center and the Stephen H. Hart Research Center in Denver, and 10 other museums and historic attractions statewide. History Colorado is one of only six Smithsonian affiliates in Colorado. Visit HistoryColorado.org or call 303-HISTORY for more information.