Beer: The Fuel of Ancient Civilization

Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Science History Institute 315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Long before beer became a pub favorite, it gave our nomadic ancestors fuel for survival. It was a safer source of hydration than water, provided ample nutrition, and even helped early humans make the transition from a nomadic lifestyle to village life. Evidence of brewing dates back to more than 14,000 years ago, and while we may not appreciate the taste of the ancient version, our ancestors brewed it and celebrated it much like we do today.

Raise a glass as Jessica Zinskie talks about the impact of beer on the development of early civilization. She’ll also explain the science behind ancient peoples refining the recipe of beer to produce the popular drink we know today.

Categories
Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2019 Events
Topic: 
Arts and Culture
Topic: 
History and Preservation
Topic: 
Hospitality and Promotion
Topic: 
Food/Cuisine
Topic: 
Science and Technology
Global Region: 
North America
Global Region: 
American (United States)