Help craft and taste locally sourced beer during a tour of brewery, historic tavern

  • Hops picked at The Museums at Lisle Station Park will be used to create a new brew at Alter Brewing Company.

    Hops picked at The Museums at Lisle Station Park will be used to create a new brew at Alter Brewing Company. Courtesy of Lisle Park District

  • Learn about the Beaubien Tavern at The Museums at Lisle Station Park during the "Harvesting History" special event on Saturday, Aug. 25.

      Learn about the Beaubien Tavern at The Museums at Lisle Station Park during the "Harvesting History" special event on Saturday, Aug. 25. Caroline Linden | Staff Photographer

 
By Tiffany Kosartes
Lisle Park District
Updated 8/20/2018 7:06 PM

Calling all beer lovers! On Saturday, Aug. 25, The Museums at Lisle Station Park has partnered with Alter Brewing Company in Downers Grove to bring you a new 21-and-older event that will begin with picking hops at the museum campus and end at Alter's tasting room with a refreshing, uniquely crafted pint.

"Harvesting History" will start at 12:30 p.m. at The Museums at Lisle Station Park, 921 School St. in Lisle. Learn how to tell when hops are ready to be picked and harvest some from the museum's very own four-square garden.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Then, you'll discover some other uses for hops throughout history and how taverns came to be, including the Beaubien Tavern on the museum's campus, which was built in the 1830s.

Next, you'll be transported on the museum's bus over to Alter Brewing Company in Downers Grove to tour the brewery and drop off the freshly harvested hops for use in a brand new beer!

You will learn how to taste beer from the brew masters, sample a few of their unique craft beers, and have time to enjoy a pint in their tasting room.

There will be two return shuttles to The Museums at Lisle Station Park, the first at 3 p.m. and the second at 3:30 p.m.

Reserve your spot now to help cultivate this new collaboration between history and the vibrant culture of craft beer, as space on the bus is limited.

To sign up, call (630) 964-3410 or visit lisleparkdistrict.org/museumsatlislestationpark-events.

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When you come to both "Harvesting History" and Alter's tapping event debuting the new brew, you'll receive a special gift from Alter Brewing Company!

Visit alterbrewing.com to find details on this exclusive event or follow Alter on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Don't miss another chance to taste this locally sourced brew at "Games & Grub," a Halloween-themed game night from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Museums at Lisle Station Park.

Wear your favorite festive or themed costume, and enjoy a night of food, brew, and classic games, like checkers and dominoes, and even a few from the museum's artifacts collection, such as Game of Lisle.

Proceeds from both Harvesting History and Games & Grub will support the museum's mission to preserve and interpret Lisle's dynamic history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Museums at Lisle Station Park are conveniently located at 921 School St. in Lisle within walking distance of the Lisle Metra Station.

Free parking is available on-site, at the Lisle Village Hall, and in the Lisle Metra train commuter parking lots on weekends and after 2 p.m. on weekdays. Daily admission to the museum is free, and tours are available by appointment. If you are interested in learning more about Lisle's history and culture, The Museums at Lisle Station Park are looking for volunteer assistance, including museum docents, history buffs, adult and children program support, special event assistance, and help with community and service projects.

Visit LisleParkDistrict.org/museumsatlislestationpark-volunteer to complete the volunteer application.

After Labor Day, office hours at the museum are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information about the museum's facilities, exhibits, blacksmith classes, birthday parties, and rental opportunities, call (630) 968-0499, visit LisleParkDistrict.org/museumsatlislestationpark, or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

The Lisle Park District provides a variety of leisure activities for people of all ages throughout the year. Park district facilities include Lisle Community Park; the Recreation Center which houses Gentle Learning Preschool, SEASPAR, the Senior Center, and multipurpose rooms; Sea Lion Aquatic Park; River Bend Golf Course; Wheatstack -- A Midwestern Eatery & Tap and numerous neighborhood playgrounds and parks offering amenities such as tennis courts, ball fields, walking paths and picnic areas totaling close to 400 acres. It is the mission of the Lisle Park District to enrich the quality of life for people of all ages by providing constructive and creative leisure opportunities. For more information about the Lisle Park District, call (630) 964-3410 or visit lisleparkdistrict.org.

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