Explore the ancient ales & retrace their journey to reconstruct a 3,500 year old Nordic Grog
World Science Festival 2013: Cheers to Science! A Drinkable Feast of Beer, Biotechnology, and ArchaeologyThe Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY) Map it $35
Brewing beer may be humankind’s first biotechnology, representing our earliest attempt to harness the power of living organisms. Dating back to 9000 BC, the craft galvanized the cultivation of barley and wheat, transforming hunter-gatherers into farmers. What did those ancient brews taste like? Find out when you join biomolecular archaeologist Patrick McGovern and pioneering brewmaster Sam Calagione as they explore ancient ales from around the world and retrace their journey to reconstruct a 3,500 year old Nordic Grog. It’s a sensational evening of science, talk, and tasting inspired by the innovative practices of our prehistoric ancestors.