MARCH 2019 — Chicago loves its beer, so it should be no surprise that the world’s first museum dedicated to the story of beer – The Chicago Brewseum – is brewing right here in Chicago. To honor this forthcoming institution and its current exhibition at the Field Museum, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Brewcation package is available for stays this spring.
The Chicago Brewseum’s first ever exhibition is now open at the Field Museum, a groundbreaking research institution that holds one of the world’s largest collection of artifacts and specimens. This one-of-a-kind exhibition celebrates the noble beverage of beer by honoring the global history behind it, the brewers who craft it, the communities that thrive around it, and the culture that is beer today.
As part of the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Brewcation Package, guests are invited to get a taste of the Chicago Brewseum, and what makes Chicago “the craft beer capitol of the United States” (according to the Brewers Association). The package features complimentary tickets to the Field Museum, including entry to Chicago Brewseum’s special exhibition, Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City; beer tokens for two Schlitz beers – a key player in Chicago’s beer story – redeemable in the hotel’s Game Room; and an in-room six pack highlighting the Chicago craft breweries helping bring the Chicago Brewseum to life.
Guests who book the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Brewcation Package will have the opportunity to tack on a private, one-on-one beer history tour with Chicago Brewseum Founder Liz Garibay. For an additional cost, “City of Beer Shoulders” takes guests to a historic tavern and pair of the city’s best craft breweries.
The only hotel to offer a Chicago Brewseum overnight package, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel is available for Brewcation Package bookings for 2 nights or more, from February 15 – May 31, 2019, for stays from March 1 – May 31, 2019.