Chicago Field Museum Recreates 1893 World’s Fair Beer

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The Field Museum has been doing some super-legit beer collaborations for a while now

In 2017 the natural history museum released a beer in partnership with Toppling Goliath, one of Iowa’s most progressive breweries.  Named for the largest T-rex fossil ever discovered which is now on display at the Field Museum, Pseudo Sue was a Citra single-hop American Pale Ale.

Then later that year the museum teamed up with Chicago’s Off Color Brewing, to produce QingMing an attempt to recreate an ancient brew that leans heavily on jasmine, along with honey peaches, plums, and jujube fruit.

The ingredients and techniques that went into QingMing came from source materials discovered at archaeological sites from the Late Shang/Western Zhou dynasties and the result was deliciously unexpected.

And now as part of its “Brewing Up Chicago” program the Field Museum has sponsored a new beer, that lets museum-goers sip their way back to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

Brewed in collaboration with the Chicago Brewseum and Evanston-based Temperance Beer Co., All the World is Here commemorates the epic 1893 fair that drew visitors from around the globe.

The Field Museum’s newest collaboration beer is a labor of love that uses a type of barley and corn that were on display at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and are now part of the museum’s Economic Botany collection according to the Chicago Sun Times.

All the World is Here, a 5% ABV dry-hopped cream ale, is now available at the Field Museum’s restaurants and bars and will also be available for purchase at some Chicago-area liquor stores next week.

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