A Beer at the Smithsonian

The most appropriate news out of the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia considering its rich American history is that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will launch a long “three-year initiative to collect, document and preserve the history of brewing, craft brewers and the beer industry to explore how the beverage and brewing connect to larger themes in American history.”

Beer will join the “Smithsonian Food History” project in telling the story of America through what we eat and drink and who made what we eat and drink. Hopefully this will become a vital place of not only museum displays but also for research and educational opportunities. And maybe even a series of historical beers.