Music to My Beers

Beer tastings paired to music

March 2, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

To celebrate our two biggest exhibits, A Revolution You Can Dance To: Indie Music in the Northwest and Steins, Vines & Grinds: Washington's Story of Beer, Wine, and Coffee, we're hosting an evening of beer tastings, music and activities.

Three Magnets Brewing is creating the following new craft brews inspired by music featured in A Revolution You Can Dance To, and exclusive tastings will be available at the event:

Hazy Hero labelHAZY HERO IPA
7.64% abv – 65 ibu
This hazy india pale ale was brewed in collaboration with John Atkins, former lead of Seattle '90s indie bands 764-HERO (, Hush Harbor and Magic Magicians, and current member of The Sun Breaks (, and is a tribute to the debut 764-HERO album Salt Sinks and Sugar Floats, recorded 21 years ago in Olympia, WA. This will be a NE style hazy IPA brewed with East Kent Golding, Simcoe and Citra as finishing and dry hop additions. 

8.2% abv – 40 ibu
This beer was developed in collaboration with Art Chantry, prolific graphic artist in the Northwest music scene. Chantry doesn’t drink anymore, but he had always wanted to design a beer label, and had a particular style that he used to enjoy, "when i lived in england back around 1980, i hung out with guys who were in the CAMRA club - the 'committee to save real ale'.  we drove all over the british isles finding little thatched roof pubs who often brewed their own ales in the basement.  the idea was to save these beers from extinction (and it did).” Chantry designed the art for the label, as well as the poster for the exhibit at the museum. The beer is based upon these beers that he remembered, and is brewed with 100% English malt base – a combination of Munich, Maris Otter, and Optic, and hopped with Sterling and Brewers Gold. Art Chantry was just awarded with the very prestigious AIGA Medal for his lifetime of work in the graphic design field (, and is well known for his show posters throughout the 90’s NW music explosion.

Yoyo labelYoYo a Go Go: Belgian Dubbel Brewed with Meyer Lemon
8.1% abv – 40 ibu
Brewed in collaboration with Pat Maley, Olympia musician and founder of the YoYo a Go Go festivals in Olympia ( and YoYo Records, with label artwork by Tae Won Yu ( of Kicking Giant, The KG, and graphic artist for various album art for various Northwest bands (he designed the 764-HERO Salt Sinks & Sugar Floats album cover, and Built to Spill’s Perfect From Now On to name just a couple). This beer is a classic Belgian Dubbel brewed with the base malt Franco Belges Pilsen along with a blend of European specialty malts and dark candied sugar. It is hopped with Styrian Goldings and Hallertau, and has added tartness through the addition of Meyer Lemon peel and juice.

Free things labelFree Things Are Cool Stock Ale
8.3% abv – 35 ibu
This beer is a collaboration with Diana Arens, former producer of the radio show Free Things Are Cool, program director at KAOS Olympia Community Radio, audio engineer at Dub Narcotic and Yoyo Studios, show organizer, Oly riot grrrl, and creator of space for people to be creatively free. After discussing her tastes in beer, we decided to brew this English Strong Ale. This ale features an all British grain bill focusing on slight roasted nut characters, which will impart warming alcohol esters. UK Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops will add floral, earthy characteristics to this beer which will age nicely.. 

Enjoy the beers, hear the songs that inspired them, see the exhibitions, and try out games and activities at the History Musuem!

This event is 21+ only.  $20 at the door. 

Admission fee includes entrance to the exhibits and activities, five beer tastings, and a commemorative tasting glass.