After Hours

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Serving up a flight of beer history in America

Saturday, October 28 • 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

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Toast to the end of another great Smithsonian Food History Weekend while you explore the history of American brewing through stories of people, migration, and movement. How did individuals, techniques, and ingredients arrive and move around the country? How does this history of beer and migration help create today’s resurgence in brewing culture? Learn from leading brewers and historians and sample world-class beer while diving deeply into America’s robust brewing history. Cheers to history!

This event is part of the Museum’s American Brewing History Initiative.   



Ticket sales to the After Hours will open in August 2017. Tickets include a plate of food and tastings at all brewery stations. To be one of the first to know when tickets are open, sign up for emails from Smithsonian Food History



Stay tuned for details about participating breweries coming late August 2017. To be one of the first to know, sign up for emails from Smithsonian Food History



Stay tuned for details coming late August 2017!


The Smithsonian Food History Weekend After Hours is made possible through generous support from:

Brewers Association

If you would like to support the 2017 Food History Weekend or for more information on how to get involved, please contact Kari Fantasia, Deputy Director for External Affairs, at 202-633-3302 or