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Beer in the New World Lecture

History of Beer: Beer in the New World

Plank Road Tap Room is proud to welcome back our friend Dave Oberg, Executive Director of the Elmhurst History Museum, for a special lecture: Beer in the New World!

In this two-segment lecture (each part about 20 minutes in length), Dave will guide you through beer's long history here in the New World. Starting with indigenous Native Americans, through the dark era of Prohibition, and the rise of modern craft beer, this lecture will both educate and entertain.

Tickets are $10 and include one beer with purchase.

Biography: Dave Oberg is the Executive Director of the Elmhurst History Museum and possess a B.A. in History and Political Science from Rockford University and an M.A. in History, with a focus in Historical Administration from Northern Illinois University. He has worked for 29 years in the museum industry and is the author of two books about local history and numerous articles. He is also a homebrewer, craft beer enthusiast and member of the Elmhurst Craft Beer Fest planning committee.