Beer and Art History: A Talk and Tasting *In-Person*

Beer and art have a long history together, from Hogarth, Picasso and Renoir to Leyster, Manet and Dr. Seuss. We invite you to taste and discuss several beer styles from local breweries as we examine the artistic imagery of beer in paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, and comics. You’ll see art from the 1600s to the present time, from museums and private collections all over the world, and even on the beer bottles themselves. Raise a glass to your favorite artist! Instructor: Kris Butler



Start Date

January 28, 2024









Sunday, 2-4pm.Jan. 28. The cost of tuition includes all beverage materials and fees.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Kris Butler


Kris Butler

Kris Butler is an exam-certified beer judge, past president of the Boston Map Society, and currently on the board of the Washington Map Society. Her book, The Drink Map Book: British Temperance Maps of the 1800s, is forthcoming from Bodleian Library Publishing. She is an award-winning homebrewer and has judged beer competitions in the U.S. and Italy. In the field of maps, she has lectured at the Harvard Map Collection, the Boston Public Library, and at the International Conference on the History of Cartography (Amsterdam). In spite of her love of maps, she has no sense of direction, especially after indulging in her love of beer.

Twitter: @TravelSips and @BosMapSociety

Instagram: @krisbutler6 and @Boston_Map_Society