Bugs and Beer on Tap

Sample edible bugs paired with local craft beer

Bugs and beer combined? You bet.

It might sound strange at first, but the special event at the San Diego Natural History Museum is celebrating San Diego’s craft beer scene plus its new exhibit: Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders.

The exhibit focuses on the myths and mysteries of nature’s most curious bugs. Admission to the exhibit will be included for the event, where you can check out the interesting insects – many of which are alive.

Bugs & Beer will have tastings from local breweries including Lost Abbey, Stone Brewery, Karl Strauss, Ballast Point and Green Flash.  Plus there will be edible insects available for tasting, in addition to other conventional eats.

”You won’t find them on the menu at any local fast food restaurants, but insects are considered a delicious source of protein in many societies around the world,” said Dr. Michael Wall who curated the exhibition. “Even beer itself is produced by tiny organisms – yeast.” 

The buggy good time starts at 6:30 p.m. on May 1 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Tickets for this unique food, drink, education and socialization event are for sale on the museum website. Attendees must be 21 or older. Cost is $20 for museum members and $25 for nonmembers.

Editor's note: The museum sold out this event April 30 and does not have any more tickets available.

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