About Beer HERE! Brewing the New West:
The incredible exhibit originally developed by History Colorado (museum) has come to Boulder.
Beer Here! will feature stories from the past, present and future, as well as more than 160 authentic artifacts from Colorado’s beer and brewing history, connecting time periods. Also, museum visitors will be able to see and smell the ingredients Coors uses to make its beer, inside the exhibit and outside in the “beer ingredient garden.” Local artists share their interpretations of beer art throughout the building.
Some of the most compelling objects include:
==A Denver brewer’s union card from 1888, written entirely in German, because that was the language most brewers spoke at the time;
==Adolph Coors’ original hand-drawn sketch of his first beer label, on loan from the Coors archive
==A massive wooden bottle smasher used by the Denver Police Department during Prohibition
Told in five sections that span 1859 – present, the exhibit explores –
== “Beer on the Mining Frontier,” when immigrants planted mining towns during the Gold Rush
== “Brewing an Industry,” how Colorado became the industrial hub of the Rocky Mountain West
== “Prohibition,” why the state went dry four years before national Prohibition
== “Coors Country,” where Coors Brewing Company and Ball Corporation contributed to Colorado’s economy and culture
== “The Rise of Craft,” when the connection grew between the rising outdoor recreation and brewing industries
This exhibit’s development was generously supported by the Ball Corporation and Coors Brewing Company and brought to Boulder thanks to a gift from Kathy and Brian Spear.
Join us at the Museum of Boulder for a series of happy hours with local breweries! Each event will be held in our new Beer HERE!: Brewing the New West exhibit in our Main Gallery and will include-
– A beer flight tasting provided by the local brewery
– A food pairing consisting of light appetizers
– Information from a local brewery on their products and brewery history with on-site representatives
– Guest author Michael J. Casey
– Access to the Beer HERE! exhibit at the Museum of Boulder
HAPPY HOURS, 5 – 7 p.m. at the Boulder Museum, 2205 Broadway, Boulder, $15 or free for members.
May 26, 2023
Oskar Blues & Grill
A pioneer in the craft beer space, Oskar Blues was the first brewery to stuff craft beer into a can in 2002, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale, the Original Craft Beer in a Can. The Oskar Blues brand has been a mainstay on the shelves of your local store ever since, establishing itself as a symbol of independent craft beer. Since those scrappy beginnings in Lyons, CO, our story has evolved, and it’s time for our look to evolve with it.
June 16, 2023
Great Divide Brewing Company:
June 20, 2023
July 15, 2023
Avery Brewing Company
See their web site calendar for a full list. Also participating is Grist Brewery.