University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Ancient Alcohol: A Taste of Bygone Booze Tour and Beer Tasting


Date
Saturday 01 June 2019
Time
3:00PM - 4:30PM
Location
Penn Museum
Category

People toasting

Let us be your designated driver as you explore how our ancestors partied like it was 5000 BCE! On this guided tour of the Penn Museum, check out 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 examine 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 the studies of a Penn Museum biomolecular archaeologist who collected samples of fermented beverages from ancient vessels and has brought some of these potent “time capsules” back to life using chemical analysis.

After you quench your thirst for knowledge of bygone brews on your tour, sit down in the Pepper Mill Café with your own taste-test of Midas Touch, the most awarded of the Dogfish Head brews, created in part by the biomolecular archaeologist. Included in the beer tasting is one beer per participant.

All participants who participate in the beer tasting must be over 21 years of age.

$25 Drinking Adult tickets include museum admission, the guided tour, and one 12-ounce beer; $15 Designated Driver tickets include museum admission and the guided tour only.

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