Henderson Brewing and Gardiner Museum Collaborate on Chicha-Inspired Brew

TORONTO, ON – The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art and Henderson Brewing have announced a collaboration on a beer inspired by an ancient beverage and the vessels that were used to make it.

As part of the Gardiner’s Maker Break series, Henderson has brewed a modern version of chicha, a type of beer rooted in the ancient cultures of Central and South America that is made using grain, maize, or fruit, and fermented in earthenware pots. Henderson’s take on this unique brew has been fermented in vessels crafted by local ceramic artist Keenan O’Toole.

The public release of the beer will take place at the Gardiner Museum on Saturday September 29th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Tickets are $30 – or $25 for Gardiner members – and include admission to the museum, samples of the chicha and other Henderson beers, light food, and a discussion about the beer and local microbrewing with Henderson co-founder Steve Himel and Gardiner Adjunct Curator of Ancient Americas Siobhan Boyd.

For more details and to order tickets, see the event page on the Gardiner Museum website.

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