Beer, Wine and coffee this exhibit includes something for every adult! Now open and running through Sunday, April 23, at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma is showcasing its newest exhibit, Steins, Vines & Grinds: Washington’s Story of Beer, Wine & Coffee.
Steins, Vines & Grinds documents the long history of beer, wine and coffee in Washington, from early Hudson’s Bay Company imports through modern-day innovative processes. Even predating statehood, beer, wine and coffee quickly became important commodities. All three beverages could be found inside the walls of Forts Vancouver and Nisqually. Whether roasting their own green coffee beans from Hawaii, sipping on homemade wine or imbibing a bottled India pale ale from London, early Northwest settlers took the first steps in the creation of a cultural phenomenon.
Visitors to Steins, Vines & Grinds will be immersed in the origins of these three beverages in Washington. Museum guests can see an unopened bottle of Rainier Beer discovered in a sunken ship, a grape press used by Croatian winemakers in Gig Harbor, coffee and beer mugs and wine bottles and glasses ranging back in time, a bobblehead brewmaster and inflatable bottles, and a host of beverage memorabilia and ephemera that includes posters, neon signs, beer trays, and more.
- “Music to My Beers,” an Evening at the History Museum
Thursday, March 2, 7 – 9 p.m.
Washington State History Museum, Tacoma
(Ages 21+, $15 with preregistration/$20 at the door)
- History Happy Hour at The Swiss in Tacoma
Wednesday, March 15 at 6 p.m.
The Swiss Restaurant and Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave. in Tacoma
- History Happy Hour at Three Magnets in Olympia
Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-3109