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

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Photo by Stacy Keck.

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: 

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Here’s a peek at some 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 Cathy Lee, Public Programs Manager, at, (619) 239-2001, extension 73.


Special thanks to our generous sponsors:


             Loughridge Family
        Patrick Wilkening
                                   SD 2 Line Department Logo MASTER