Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Historical Beer

Combining history, science AND brewing?!

From the article:
Patrick McGovern, 66, is a beer archaeologist. An adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, he's considered the world's leading expert on ancient fermented beverages. Smithsonian profiles McGovern, whose work not only gives insight into pre-biblical agriculture, medicine, and economics, but has also led to new brews at his favorite pub. 

Widely published in academic journals and books, McGovern’s research has shed light on agriculture, medicine and trade routes during the pre-biblical era. But—and here’s where Calagione’s grin comes in—it’s also inspired a couple of Dogfish Head’s offerings, including Midas Touch, a beer based on decrepit refreshments recovered from King Midas’ 700 B.C. tomb, which has received more medals than any other Dogfish creation.

Here is my comment: "Cool!"

Source -> http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Beer-Archaeologist.html via http://www.boingboing.net/2011/06/27/beer-archaeologist.html

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