I think we can all agree that beer is pretty awesome, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this right now. For a lot of us, it’s a kind of boozy religion. So, obviously, beer lovers deserve some sort of holy site to which we can pilgrimage. A malt liquor mecca, if you will.
Some folks down in Pittsburgh, PA, are hoping to create just that. Brew: The Museum of Beer is a multimillion dollar beer shrine planned for the Steel City. The $30 million, 50,000-square-foot complex will be dedicated to the 10,000-year-old story of beer. The plan for the museum includes unique beer artifacts and exhibits, a 300-seat brewpub, gift store, a Beer Hall of Fame, and a Brewers Wall (that in typically American fashion, will focus exclusively on the 4,800 breweries now operating in the US). Why Pennsylvania? No idea. But the state does have a long brewing tradition and is home to the oldest operating brewery in the US (Yuengling, founded in 1829).
“Using state-of-the-art interactive technology, Brew will be like no other beer museum in the world,” according to the museum’s press release. “The size and scope of Brew will be comparable to Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse or Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
Brew: The Museum of Beer is aiming for a Spring 2018 launch, but before that happens, they need to raise some money first (surprise!). Check out their Indiegogo campaign here.