Chinese beer vessel — Photo courtesy of Museum of Man
With San Diego as a well-known craft beer hot spot, the BEERology exhibit at the Museum of Man is bound to be a hit. Beer is one of the world's most popular beverages with roots all around the globe.
The exhibit addresses five early civilizations where beer played a prominent role. The Incas and Moche culture of Peru each drank versions of a corn beer called Chicha. The beer makers of the Amazon's Shuar people were actually women. The first barley beers were crafted in Mesopotamia and the technique spread to Europe and thrived in places where grape vines couldn't grow. And, did you know that empty beer bottles and kegs are some of the most commonly-found artifacts in Egypt or that the oldest liquid beer ever discovered was from China?
BEERology word wall — Photo courtesy of Museum of Man
Beer tastings in partnership with some of San Diego's best breweries such as Doghead, Lost Abbey, Green Flash and more will happen throughout the exhibit's run time so sign up for the Museum of Man's email list to stay informed.