Past Event

What's Brewing in Chicago? The Politics of Beer with Pete Crowley and Liz Garibay

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The Public Square presents a lively conversation on the politics of beer–past and present.

Join us to take a look back in Chicago’s history as the beer capital of the world then fast forward to the rise of microbreweries today. Plus, see an original performance piece by Chicago poet and performance artist Stephanie Gentry-Fernandez!

Featured guest speakers:


  • Elizabeth Garibay, public program manager at the Chicago History Museum and founder of the Tales, Taverns & Towns web project
  • Pete Crowley, owner of Haymarket Pub and Brewery and president of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild


This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required, but we are SOLD OUT.

For more information, please call 312.422.5580.

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangemnts to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580.
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