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Chicago beer has a political past

Beer tasting (public domain image)

Learn about local beer, past and present, and its political impact when the Public Square presents “What’s Brewing in Chicago? The Politics of Beer with Pete Crowley and Liz Garibay” at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at Haymarket Pub and Brewery in the West Loop.

The talk covers Chicago’s brewing history from its status as onetime beer capital of the world to the rise of microbreweries today. Along with an original performance piece by Chicago poet and performance artist Stephanie Gentry-Fernandez, the event features Elizabeth Garibay, public program manager at the Chicago History Museum and founder of the “Tales, Taverns & Towns” web project, and Pete Crowley, owner of Haymarket Pub and Brewery and president of the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.

Admission is free but reservations are required.