Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza, 1 West
Women have been working in the American alcohol industry since before the founding of our country. From brewing early colonial beer to playing important roles in prohibition , they have helped shape this industry and continue to make an impact. Join us as we raise a glass to this history and hear from present day practitioners. The evening will feature a panel discussion with:
- Emily Bruno and Julie Verratti, founders of Denizens Brewing Co., Silver Spring, MD
- Carol Stoudt, first female brewmaster in US since prohibition and founder of Stoudts Brewing Co., Lancaster, PA
- Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh, PA
- Leslie Przybylek, Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA
After the panel, we’ll open up to an interactive reception with tastings and activities to further explore historical tastes, modern craft brews, and more.
This event is a joint program by the museum's evenings program team and the musuem's Lemeleson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Image: Archival image of the labeling floor at Schlitz Brewery, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.