Shedd Aquarium and Revoltuion Celebrate the 5th Season of Penguin Hops
Shedd Aquarium and Revolution Brewing celebrate their partnership as buds in sustainable suds for the fifth year running. The limited-release harvest pale ale, Penguin Hops, will be released at the brewpub and tap room on Nov. 9th. To celebrate there will be a unique after-hours release party on Nov. 17 at the Shedd from 5-10pm.
The night will feature a special Science Pub, which offers guests the chance to hear from Revolution’s Head Brewpub Brewer Wil Turner about the brewing process and one of Shedd’s penguin experts about Penguin Hops’ namesake species, the rockhopper penguin. The release party will also include live music, food and access to the Aquarium.
$1 of each pint of Penguin Hops sold will benefit Shedd’s conservation initiatives and other mission-fulfilling work. Stay tuned for a list of bars and restaurants around town that will be tapping Penguin Hops!
Adults: $25 / Shedd members: $9
More ticket information here.
Background on Penguin Hops
The hops, planted nearly a decade ago, provide shade and a natural aesthetic to the exterior of the Aquarium where rescue dogs and birds of prey can frequently be found participating in enrichment activities with animal care staff. The hops are part of Shedd Aquarium’s 40,000 square-foot garden comprised of native flora and fauna.
Shedd’s commitment to conserving the environment around us extends to our gardens, the thus our hops,as all vegetation is cared for using organic, natural fertilizers that will not pollute our local waterways.In 2012, not wanting to waste the fragrant hop buds, Shedd partnered with Revolution to brew the first batch of Penguin Hops. Since, it’s become a popular – and sought after – limited-edition brew. Shedd staff and volunteers harvested the hops and later the bounty was delivered to Revolution’s Brewpub, where they were mixed in with additional hops to create this limited edition batch.