Unique Exhibit Showcases Chicago’s Love Affair With Beer

The cost of a pint of beer could rise sharply in the U.S. and other countries because of increased risks from heat and drought, according to a new study that looks at climate change’s possible effects on barley crops.
The cost of a pint of beer could rise sharply in the U.S. and other countries because of increased risks from heat and drought, according to a new study that looks at climate change's possible effects on barley crops.
The cost of a pint of beer could rise sharply in the U.S. and other countries because of increased risks from heat and drought, according to a new study that looks at climate change’s possible effects on barley crops.
The cost of a pint of beer could rise sharply in the U.S. and other countries because of increased risks from heat and drought, according to a new study that looks at climate change's possible effects on barley crops.

Unique Exhibit Showcases Chicago’s Love Affair With Beer

Here in Chicago, if you like space, you head to the Adler Planetarium. In an artsy mood? You can head over to the Art Institute, or the MCA. More macabre museum-goers can check out the collections at the Museum of Surgical Science. There’s even a museum for pizza.

But now there’s finally something for the beer-loving history buff, too.

Visitors can now learn about the city’s colorful beer-brewing past in an exhibit brought about by the Chicago Brewseum and hosted at the Field Museum. The exhibit Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City, dives into the city’s early brewery history while showing beer fans what it was like to visit Chicago’s first saloon.

Morning Shift sits down with historian and Chicago Brewseum founder Liz Garibay, and the Field Museum’s Megan Williams.

LEARN MORE: Exhibit: Brewing Up Chicago (Field Museum)