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

Open Now Through August 2016

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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.

Upcoming beer tastings:

January 14, 2016: Sample decadent desserts and a great selection of craft brews at the Desserts and Beer Tasting! Sign up for our mailing list to be notified when tickets go on sale. 


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 CMP, at, (619) 239-2001, extension 31.


Special thanks to our generous sponsors:


             Loughridge Family
        Patrick Wilkening