Friday, February 22, 2013

BEER! Boulder's History on Tap

Beer - Boulder's History on TapIf you love beer and wish to explore the history of beer in the Boulder area, you should check out the upcoming exhibit at the Boulder History Museum. Here is a press release explaining their upcoming exhibit.

From prohibition to today's craft brewing phenomenon, Boulder has a long beer history

[PRESS RELEASE] Boulder, CO, February 20, 2013— On March 1st the Boulder History Museum opens their new exhibit, BEER! Boulder’s History on Tap. In the past few years Boulder County has become an important center of craft brewing. At the close of 2012, Boulder County had 15 breweries and 8 brew pubs with more scheduled to open in 2013. However, Boulder has not always been a beer mecca. In 1967, after 60 years of being a ‘dry’ community, voters approved the sale of ‘intoxicating beverages’. BEER! Boulder’s History on Tap highlights the evolution of today’s brewing phenomenon. The Museum is hosting a Sneak Peek Reception on Thursday, February 28 at 5:30. The reception costs $10 and the public is invited.

The exhibit opens to the general public on March 1st. Regular hours are: T- F: 10 -5, Sat. and Sun.: noon- 4. Museum admission is $6 adults, $4 seniors and $3 students. The Museum is located at 1206 Euclid Ave.

Boulder’s love affair with beer started in the 1800s and lasted through decades of prohibition; emerging as a center of brewing excellence. As Nancy Geyer, Boulder History Museum CEO said, "What a fun and fascinating exhibit this is about Beer and Boulder. I never imagined that Beer would have such an interesting history or that Boulder would emerged as such a brewing mecca. As Ben Franklin said, 'Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy'."

Exhibits sections explore: prohibition, temperance, introduction of 3.2 beer, home brewing and the current craft brewing phenomenon. Featured artifacts include: historic beer bottles from Boulder City Brewing Company and Crystal Springs Brewery ca. 1880-1910, Crystal Springs Brewery Corner Sign ca. 1900, the original 1979 Mash Tun of Boulder Beer and many other artifacts.

For more information, contact Susan Linde, Marketing Director or Julie Schumaker, Curator of Exhibits, at the Boulder History Museum, 303-449-3464 or OR

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