Drinking together has been a tradition for thousands of years. Log on, grab a drink, and let us be your designated driver as you virtually explore how our ancestors partied like it was 5000 BCE.
Back by popular demand, this highly engaging and interactive virtual program takes you back in time to learn about the earliest known beer and explore some unexpected beer brewing techniques from South America. You will also uncover how an ancient alcoholic beverage considered a cousin to tequila was fermented from the sap of the agave plant.
If you joined us for this program last year, we will revisit some of our favorite stories, such as the legend of the Mesopotamian queen who drank her beer out of a straw and the science behind how Penn Museum archaeologists recreated a beer served at a funerary feast hosted by King Midas.
Along with the beer pairings suggested below, grab some corn meal for this program. Attendees will learn firsthand about chicha, an ancient Andean beer made from chewed corn, and be invited to “chew” along with us!
ANCIENT ALCOHOL AFTER HOURS: Tour and Beer Tasting
- 3260 South St
- Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Penn Museum