Celebrate Yuri’s Night at the National Air and Space Museum as we explore the one true pairing—SPACE and BEER. The brewers at Ninkasi Brewing Company aren’t just brewers of delicious craft beer, they’re super space geeks as well. In 2014, the brewery’s co-founders started the Ninkasi Space Program. Its first mission: send brewer’s yeast to space on a rocket, return it safely to Earth, and use it to brew beer.
Enjoy paired food and beer tastings of five Ninkasi beers, culminating with a taste of Ground Control, a barrel aged imperial stout fermented with the Ale yeast that went to space and back. Hear stories about the Ninkasi Space Program from Ninkasi’s brewer and co-founder Jamie Floyd and learn about human spaceflight from museum curator Cathy Lewis. Test your knowledge with space and beer themed trivia. And dance to a DJ surrounded by artifacts related to Yuri Gagarin and other space explorers.
Tickets cost $45 per person and must be purchased in advance using the ticket form below. Each ticket includes five beer tastings and food pairings.
Must be 21 or older to attend.
What is Yuri’s Night?
Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human to travel to space. Yuri’s Night started in 2001 as an international celebration of the past, present, and future of human spaceflight. Yuri’s Night parties are held every year in April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin’s flight on April 12, 1961 and the first Space Shuttle launch on April 12, 1981.