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  • October 11, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tipsy History:  Brewing from 1800s to Today
At Midway Village Museum

Wednesday, October 11
6 pm to 8 pm

Tickets must be pre-purchased by
Monday, October 9, and spaces will go quickly

Part One: Brewing in the Home
The museum will present this educational program in two parts.  Part one focuses on home brewing in the 18th and 19th century with Sara Pfannkuche, a home-brewer and Midway Village historic interpreter.  Presenting on how and why women in the 19th century commonly brewed beer for the health of their family, Sara will look at the theory that in order to stay healthy, most people in the past believed that they could make the water safer by “brewing” it into beer or wine. Sara will perform a live demonstration on how open fire brewing occurs, showcasing the ingredients used and the process by actually cooking up the first-stage of beer production which is called wort.

Part Two: Brewing as a Business
The second half of the program features a presentation by Hairy Cow Brewing Company in Byron, IL.  The Hairy Cow Brewing Company will be opening a riverfront taproom in Byron in 2018, but they are already busy brewing unique craft beer.  Come hear how these home brewers have already acquired a loyal following as they look to become THE local gathering spot for craft beer enthusiasts.  The brewers will describe the process of making their craft beer, share tips and recipes, and will bring several types of beer for everyone to taste!

$8 Adult, $6 Museum Member.

Beer samples are included free with your ticket price.

Participants must be 21 years old and over.  Tickets must be pre-purchased by Monday, October 9, and spaces will go quickly!  To purchase your ticket, call 815-397-9112 or come to the Museum’s Gift Shop.

No online tickets sales available for this event.

Questions?  Call 815-397-9112.


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