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Wanting to combine a love for pubs, history & her native Chicago, Liz Garibay created History On Tap in 2002, a project that explores history through the lens of alcohol.  As the Public Historian at the Chicago History Museum, she created an array of unique programming, including History Pub Crawls, an innovative approach to learning and one that combined education with socialization.  This program, and subsequent programs,  served as a model for future collaborations between alcohol makers and local and national museums.

While Liz began this thirst-free adventure in Chicago, her work now extends to other international cities.  Her work, talks, tours and overall expertise have been lauded by the University of Chicago, Harvard University, The Huffington Post, the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Toronto Star, The Scotsman, The Berliner Kurier, an assortment of other media & cultural organizations, and an array of happy tavern & brewery owners.  She is the only American to have ever been invited to join the prestigious & boozy organization known as the Pub History Society of the United Kingdom and is also a member of the Drinking Studies Network.

When she’s not off giving tours or talks, consulting for museums and breweries, writing for global publications or discovering new tales, taverns, and towns, she’s working on building the country’s first beer museum, The Chicago Brewseum.  And when she’s not doing that, you can find her at the Old Town Ale House in Chicago or at Wrigley Field root, root, rooting for her beloved Chicago Cubs.

Liz is a member of the Chicago Tour Guide Professionals Association.

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Contact Liz at liz@historyontap.com