Friday, June 24, 2011

Archaeology of Beer

 The Smithsonian Magazine website, there is a really interesting article about brewers trying to re-create fermented beverages as they might have been made thousands of years ago. (One familiar example of this is the Dogfish Head Brewery's Midas Touch, pictured above, a beer based on an Iron Age recipe including Muscat grapes, saffron, and honey.) Many brewers have enlisted the help of Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania specializing in ancient libations. Go check out the article, and maybe it will inspire you to brew your own version of an ancient brew!

(Image:  Dogfish Head Midas Touch, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from add1sun's photostream)

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