History & Hops hosted by Mike Van Hall
Artist Mike Van Hall to host History & Hops and launch a special exhibit at Heurich House Museum on June 15
This event is SOLD OUT.
The Heurich House Museum’s June installation of History & Hops will be hosted by artist and designer Mike Van Hall, whose work is regularly featured by Stillwater Artisanal, Aslin Beer Co., and DC Brau breweries. Designing under the brand Committee on Opprobraitions in a modern graphic style, he has created some of the most unique and memorable can designs in the region and is also known for his series of posters that depict artistic representations of sing-variety hops. The event will take place on Thursday, June 15 from 6:30-8:30pm in the historic home of brewmaster Christian Heurich. During 2017, each of the museum’s monthly, after-hours History & Hops events will be hosted by a different DC beer “all-star.”
In conjunction with the event, the museum will mount a special exhibit of Van Hall’s works, which will run until July 19. The exhibit will be installed outside of Christian Heurich’s historic bierstube, his beer room, which contains objects depicting his brewery’s original advertising materials and branding.
“Christian Heurich used art as a predominant feature in the marketing for his brewery,” said Heurich House’s Director of Public Engagement, Jennifer Ezell. “This tradition of promoting beer through design is still a vital part of today’s beer industry. Artists have new technology at their disposal which allows them to both design and display their art in inventive ways, drawing even more attention to the breweries that use their works. We are very excited to incorporate Mike Van Hall’s striking pieces alongside the historic pieces from the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co., which will highlight both the evolution of beer advertising design and connection to its past.”
History & Hops hosted by Mike Van Hall will also feature three beers from Aslin Beer Co., a beer brand rarely served in Washington, DC. Located in Herndon, Virginia, Aslin Beer Co. creates an environment that celebrates beer with a passion and depth of knowledge. Using quality ingredients, they strive to redefine American beer culture and revive people’s passion for craft beer. Guests at History & Hops will be treated to this hard-to-get brewery’s “Stellar Parrallax” American Double IPA, “The Passion of Johann” Double IPA with Passion Fruit and Vanilla, and “A Small Town in Ontario” a Simcoe single-hopped IPA.
Tickets for History & Hops hosted by Mike Van Hall are $30 per person and include tastings, snacks, tours of the Heurich House Museum, and a first peak at his special exhibit. This event is SOLD OUT. Please join us at the next History & Hops.
Guests must be 21 or older. All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.
About History & Hops: History & Hops is a monthly series at the Heurich House Museum that highlights the home’s brewery-related history. The museum preserves the former Dupont Circle home of D.C.'s most successful brewer Christian Heurich (1842-1945) and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. Every third Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the museum partners with local beer insiders for house tours and beer tastings. Self-guided tours through Heurich’s well-preserved Victorian mansion will feature information about his brewery and the D.C. region’s rich brewing history. All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.
About Heurich House Museum: The Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of Christian Heurich and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. The mansion was built from 1892-94 by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Recognized as Washington, D.C.’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its technological innovations, original interiors, and rich archival collection of one of the most important local families. The museum, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue in Dupont Circle, is open for regular public events and public tours Thursday through Saturday at 11:30 am, 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Private tours and event rentals are also available. For more information, visit heurichhouse.org or call 202-429-1894.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you purchased tickets to an event and are no longer able to attend, we thank you for your support of our museum. Please be advised that we may refuse service to anyone who appears intoxicated upon arrival or during the event.
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