Craft beer has exploded in popularity over the last decade-plus, and tasting rooms have become not just places to try locally produced beer, but social hubs for the communities in which they reside. Go to your local brewery on a weekend and you’re bound to see some combination of big crowds and familiar faces, food trucks, live music, lawn games and more. Put simply, breweries are a good time.
Breweries may not seem like obvious places for science content. But brewing is science, and breweries are labs for brewmasters. Pair that with their unique convening power and breweries become a perfect place for science engagement.
To that end, we’re partnering with breweries all along the path of totality to create special edition, eclipse inspired beers. People near one of our partner breweries will be able to taste these limited run ales, learn more about the eclipse and opportunities near them, chat with their friends and neighbors about the experience, and much more. Find a brewery near you!
Scratch Brewing Company
Situated near the Shawnee National Forest in Ava, Illinois, Scratch Brewing offers farmhouse-style beers that showcase the terroir of Southern Illinois. Time of totality: 2:01 p.m. CDT.
Henderson Brewing Co.
Henderson Brewing Co. is the city’s first craft brewery, founded in 2018 by five local families. Time of totality: 2:03 p.m. CDT.
Dry Ground Brewing Company
Established in 2014, Dry Ground Brewing, the first craft brewery in Paducah, operates out of a landmark industrial space. Time of totality: 2:01 p.m. CDT.
Austin Beer Works
A community-focused brewery in the northern part of Austin, Texas, Austin Beer Works was founded in 2011. Time of totality: 1:37 p.m. CDT.
Mountain Fork Brewery
Established in 2015, Broken Bow’s Mountain Fork Brewery offers craft beer made with water sourced from the Mountain Fork River. Time of totality: 1:47 p.m. CDT.
Coös Brewing Company
Situated on the banks of the Connecticut River, Coös Brewing Co. was established in Colebrook, New Hampshire, in August of 2021. Time of totality: 3:29 p.m. EST.
Opened in Buffalo in June 2014, Resurgence Brewing now brews just under 5,000 gallons of beer per week. Time of totality: 3:20 p.m. EST.
Lavery Brewing Company
Situated in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, Lavery Brewing was founded in 2009 with a local focus. Time of totality: 3:18 p.m. EST.
Zilker Brewing Company
Operating since 2015 with a taproom in East Austin, Zilker Brewing Co. has always had a community focus. Time of totality: 1:37 p.m. CDT.
Meanwhile Brewing Co.
South Austin’s Meanwhile brewery opened in 2020. The brewery space is situated on 3.7 acres and features an outdoor stage, a soccer field and more. Time of totality: 1:37 p.m. CDT.
Lost Forty Brewing
Taking its name from a storied forest in Arkansas, Lost Forty Brewing was founded in 2014 and sits in the heart of downtown Little Rock. Time of totality: 1:52 p.m. CDT.
Sun King Brewery
Started in 2009, Sun King Brewery is now one of Indiana’s most well-known breweries, with a national presence throughout the U.S. Time of totality: 3:07 p.m. EST.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Founded in 1988, with distribution across several U.S. states, Great Lakes Brewing is the first brewpub and microbrewery in Ohio. Time of totality: 3:15 p.m. EST.