An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum

Taste local, domestic and international beers, and sample meat and vegetarian chili during An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum on Thursday, October 23, beginning at 6 pm. Participants will have access to the historic Ballantine House – once home of the famed beer and ale brewing family – and the exhibition Great Balls of Fire! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors. At this year’s event, New York’s Pabst Brewing Company will be on hand to reintroduce its Ballantine India Pale Ale.

For a donation of $125 (Pint Level Individual Sponsorship) or $50 for a general admission (all but $15 of each ticket is tax deductible), guests can sample unlimited beers and chili, hot dogs, cornbread and desserts.

Groups of 10 or more, we would be happy to extend a discount to the NJCB Members. You can arrange this by calling Donna Patt at 973.596.6559.

Planned by the Newark Museum Business & Community Council and the Newark Museum Volunteer Organization, all net proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit the Museum. United is the Official Airline of the Newark Museum and it has provided an airline voucher that will be raffled at the event.

Domestic craft brews from Peerless range from Anchor Brewing, Boon Brewery, Boulevard Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Clown Shoes Beer, Crispin, Duvel, Harpoon, Maredsous, Ommegang, Rodenback Brewery, Shiner and Sierra Nevada. Hunterdon Distributors will present a variety of beers including Cisco Brewers, Sixpoint Brewery, Sly Fox Brewing and Yard Brewing. New Jersey is represented by Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant of South Orange, which will also be presenting a home brewing demonstration; Yuengling from McGovern’s Tavern in Newark; Climax Brewery from Roselle Park; and Cricket Hill of Fairfield. Also presented will be Weyerbacher from Pennsylvania. Guests will be sampling their beer in a memento pub tasting glass.

Chili samples will be provided by Cravings A Caterer, Eclectic Catering, Encore Catering, Exquisite Entertaining, Frungillo Caterers, Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant, Kilkenny Ale House, Laurence Craig Catering, Martini 494, McGovern’s Tavern and Ultimate Caterers. Hobby’s Delicatessen & Restaurant will be contributing hot dogs and trimmings; and Hilton Penn Station Newark will provide dessert.

Tickets (restricted to purchasers 21 and older) may be purchased by calling (973) 596-6559; visiting, or mailing checks to: Newark Museum, An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew, 49 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102-3176. Reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more, and opportunities are available for sponsorships and donations. Call 973-596-6559 for details.



The Newark Museum is located at 49 Washington Street in the Downtown/Arts District of Newark, New Jersey, just 3 blocks from NJPAC and 10 miles west of New York City. The Museum is open all year round: Wednesdays through Sundays, from Noon – 5:00 p.m. Suggested Museum admission: Adults, $12.00; Children, Seniors and Students with valid I.D., $7.00. Newark Residents and Members are admitted free. The Museum Café is open for lunches Wednesday through Sunday. Convenient parking is available for a fee. The Newark Museum campus, including its collections, facilities, and other resources, is accessible to accommodate the broadest audience possible, including individuals utilizing wheelchairs, with physical impairments, other disabilities, or special needs. For general information, call 973.596.6550 or visit our web site,

Newark Museum, a not-for-profit museum of art, science and education, receives operating support from the City of Newark, the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State — a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey Cultural Trust, the Prudential Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Victoria Foundation, the Wallace Foundation and other corporations, foundations and individuals. Funds for acquisitions and activities other than operations are provided by members and other contributors.

The Newark Museum is just a few steps from the new NJTransit Light Rail Washington Park Station. Direct connection with the Light Rail at the Broad Street Station and through Penn Station makes the Museum a convenient ride from all points in the region.

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