A Taste of Bygone Booze and Beer Tasting
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 |
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Let us be your designated driver as you explore how our ancestors partied like it was 5000 BCE! View early drinking vessels that reveal secrets of ancient Greek drinking games and the beverage served at a feast hosted by King Midas. Get up close to one of the world’s oldest wine jars, a queen’s golden beer straw, and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs that depict alcohol rations for the afterlife. Plunge into studies by a Penn Museum biomolecular archaeologist who collected samples of fermented beverages from ancient vessels and brought some of these potent “time capsules” back to life using chemical analysis. And at the tour’s end, sit down in the Museum Café with your own taste-test of Midas Touch, the most awarded of the Dogfish Head brews, created in part by the biomolecular archaeologist.