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BEERology, an exhibit on beer at the San Diego Museum of Man

Open Now Through Summer 2014

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A big wall of words for "beer" in different langauges.

Modern civilization is beer civilization! Agriculture, cities, writing, and religion all have ties to ancient craft brewing.

Ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese, and others each perfected the brewing arts in interesting, and even strange, ways. Beer-loving headhunters from the Amazon, for example, did the amazing trick of chewing poisonous cassava root so it could become a drinkable beer.

Learn fascinating stories and see phenomenal artifacts that reveal the links between beer and culture, such as the solid gold beer cup of an Inca king.

Join us for our next beer tasting:

June 19, 2014: Hopfest at the Museum. Tour the San Diego Museum of Man's newest exhibit, BEERology, and experience Hopfest! We'll celebrate the hoppy goodness of beer while exploring the role of hops in the brewing process. Join the Museum and local craft breweries for this exciting evening, including craft beer and food tastings. Get tickets here.


Here's a peek at just a little of the exhibit's content: 



To co-sponsor this remarkable exhibit, contact Hope Carlson, Chief Development Officer, at, (619) 239-2001, extension 16.

If you'd like to hold an event in conjunction with our beer exhibit, contact Teri Saffon, Special Events Manager, at, (619) 239-2001, extension 31.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:

                       Loughridge Family
                            Patrick Wilkening