University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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

Wednesday 28 August 2019
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Penn Museum

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 ancient Roman wine vessels and 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 Stoner Courtyard with some music while you enjoy your own Midas Touch, the most awarded of the Dogfish Head brews, created in part by the biomolecular archaeologist.

Your ticket includes:

  • Museum admission
  • Guided tour
  • 1-12 ounce Midas Touch beer
  • Entry into Stoner Courtyard for Summer Nights

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Penn Faculty and Staff receive a discount with their Penn Card.

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