Brewing since the 1980's
The idea of Art History has been brewing in the back of Tom Rau's mind since the early 1980s when he began home brewing and trying traditional styles of beer at the old Amsterdam Brew Pub in Toronto, Ontario. From those early days, Tom was hooked.
In the 1990’s Tom and his wife, Cindy, traveled to Europe to follow the writings of the famous beer hunter, Michael Jackson, to immerse themselves in the history of brewing.
2018 to 2020
In 2018 Tom traveled to Munich to study at Siebel / World Brewing Academy and graduated with a Diploma in International Brewing Technology. Upon graduating, he brought his European experiences home to Geneva, IL to open Art History Brewing in 2020.
Art History Brewing unites art and history to create an environment that features the work of artists and a variety of craft beer styles. From beer enthusiasts to local artists, Art History invites you to enjoy the modern take on a traditional German beer garden and taste beer from the original source.