Beyond the Pale - The Diverse Roots and Future of Brewing
A series of tastings and talks about beer and brewing featuring local brewers and beer experts.
Craft beer is enjoying a renaissance with unprecedented production and creativity flowing forth, especially in the US. The popular conception of today’s brewer is of a caucasian male, quite often bearded. But is that accurate? Has it always been so? Will it always be so? This three-part Green Soul free-admission series seeks to examine and answer all of these questions and more.
On October 6 we present “Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-Created”, the first of three tastings and talks.
Renowned anthropologist/archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern crosses the river from his homebase at the University of Pennsylvania to kick off the series with a multi-media lecture and beer tasting. He starts at the very beginning, examining the earliest-known roots of brewing and beer culture. His presentation will also feature a tasting of and the story behind Midas Touch, the Dogfish Head beer he helped create from an ancient recipe.
Dr. Patrick McGovern is the Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia, where he is also an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology. In the popular imagination, he is known as the "Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages."
This event is free but we require an RSVP
2:00PM- 4:00PM at Green Soul
1410 Mt Vernon Street