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Two Levees: A Collaborative Beer Release

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)
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In honor of the Illinois Bicentennial and the Tricentennial of New Orleans, The Chicago Brewseum along with Illuminated Brew Works (Chicago), the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and Urban South Brewery (New Orleans), have joined forces to brew a collaborative beer rooted in the shared history and culture of Chicago and New Orleans.

Join us for a special beer release celebration at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum to be the first to taste the collaborative brew, learn about the process with the brewers, and snack on dishes that showcase the culinary connections between Chicago and New Orleans. Enjoy samples of Two Levees along with Pimento Cheese Stuffed Celery, Deviled Eggs with Fried Onion, and Pecan Brownies. 

An informal panel discussion will take place at 2:30 PM with Liz Williams (SoFAB), Liz Garibay(Chicago Brewseum), Brian Buckman (Illuminated Brew Works), Jacob Landry (Urban South Brewery), and Kyle Huling (Urban South Brewery).

There will also be a special release party on Saturday, August 25th in Chicago

Please join us in raising a glass in celebrating our rich history, culture, cities and awesome beer communities. The program begins at 2 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, samples are first come first serve. Free with museum admission. Please pre-purchase admission below to secure your spot.


About the Beer

Two Levees is a kettle-soured farmhouse ale crafted with oats, wheat and raspberries ingredients native to both areas. The beverage was inspired by our shared French history and the explorers who discovered the water routes that connect our cities people, food, and culture. And the name refers not only to water, but to the fact that both locales have a history tied to booze and are guilty of having a windy bon temps all around. The connections between the Windy City and the Big Easy make this brewing project a perfect modern day exploration of place. And never before have two cultural institutions and two breweries come together to make a beer. Leave it to two great American cities like Chicago and New Orleans to make that happen.