Field Museum "Cabinet of Curiosities" Review - Hop To It

The Field Museum has always been a fun and exciting place to go ever since I was a child; I loved exploring the exhibits whether it was stunningly radiant pearls, the mystery of Tutankhamun, or the infamous Sue: the largest, most complete, Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered! One of the most recent additions to the Field Museum isn’t a world-renowned discovery or a traveling exhibit but The Field Bistro , which opened in November of 2013. 

The Field Museum

Aside from serving breakfast, yummy snacks, and light meals the Field Bistro also serves craft beer including Tooth and Claw created by Off Color Brewing and inspired by the infamous Sue! 

This past Thursday, June 26th, the Field hosted Hop To It, a brew event, where guests got to meet and mingle with the Jim and Jason Ebel, Founders of Two Brothers Brewing Company, and hear about their brewing process and taste their fabulous beers.

Two Brothers Brewing Co.

Egyptian beer vessels from 3000 BC and Mesopotamian measuring tools were also on hand from the museum’s unseen collections. 

Beer Vessels

Excitingly this was a “two in one” event, because directly after the meet and greet we got to be some of the very first to get to experience Two Brother’s newestbeer collaboration with the Field Museum: a refreshing India Pale Ale spiced with coriander and orange peel called Cabinet of Curiosities!

Tasting Excellent Beer


You may wonder where the name Cabinet of Curiosities originated; interestingly museums were once referred to Cabinets of Curiosities and The Field Museum is one very large cabinet! 

A little more fun

Just getting my “beer feet” under me it was a perfect way to experience some great beer, hear about the collaboration and beer history, as well as pairing the beer with some excellent food provided by Cleetus Friedman, Executive Chef of Fountainhead and The Bar on Buena

Tasty Pairings!

Cabinet of Curiosities is available now, only at the Field Museum, so Hop To It, grab a pint, and satisfy your curiosity! 

The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive,

Chicago, IL 60605-2496, 



Open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Closed Christmas Day.

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