‘What’s On Tap?’ opening event

MARQUETTE – An opening event for the The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s new exhibit, “What’s On Tap: Brewing in the Upper Peninsula,” will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in 105 Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University.

The event includes free samples of the Ore Dock Brewery’s Bum’s Beach Wheat, food and live music from the local folk group Kreb’s Cycle. The exhibit will take visitors on a walk-through of brewing in the Upper Peninsula, starting in the 1850s and explore the legacy that has led up to today’s modern breweries.

Brewing and drinking beer has been a part of the social experience of living and working in the U.P. since the days of mining and beyond. From the saloons of yesteryear to today’s modern brew pubs and hobby brewing, it explores the lives of the people involved in creating a driving force of social life in the U.P.

Items on display include photos, historic breweriana and modern brewers telling their stories in their own words.