Announcing ‘A Night at the Brewseum’ Presented by the Missouri Historical Society

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Next month, the Missouri Historical Society presents “A Night at the Brewseum,” an evening celebrating the history of beer in collaboration with GUIDED: Saint Louis at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, on May 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

St. Louis has been a beer town for 200 years. By the mid-1800s, dozens of breweries had sprung up around the city, taking advantage of the underground cave formations as a place to ferment their lagers in a cool environment. During this same period, the Missouri Historical Society was founded in St. Louis to preserve the history of the city and the state. Since then, the St. Louis beer scene has flourished, and now MHS shares that history at the Missouri History Museum, the Library and Research Center, and the soon-to-open Soldiers Memorial Military Museum.


Join historians and staff from all three MHS entities, along with the beer buffs from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, for “A Night at the Brewseum.” It promises to be a perfect pairing, quite like a lager and a slice of St. Louis-style pizza.

Mingle with fellow beer-lovers while sipping on craft brews at UCBC’s Midtown Brewery & Biergarten. At 6 p.m., engage with local experts on the history of beer during a panel discussion, including Florian Kuplent from Urban Chestnut and Missouri Historical Society public historian Andrew Wanko.

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After the panel, meet staff from MHS, who will supply a cadre of education tools and activities to help you dive into the history of St. Louis’ staple beverage and provide information about each of its locations. Learn more about your own roots from a Library and Research Center genealogist, find out about the opening of Soldiers Memorial in November, get creative at the craft table supplied by the Missouri History Museum, peruse historic beer images and discover how you can be a part of supporting the organization through its Young Friends program.

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