Ever wondered what drinking games ancient Greeks played or why beer isn’t sipped with a straw? The Penn Museum has the answers.
Beer gardens and wine tastings are slowly coming back in socially distant ways, but there are ways to get a similar sipping experience from the couch. In partnership with Philly Loves Beer, the Penn Museum is hosting a virtual course, “Ancient Alcohol: After Hours.” On Aug. 28, two tour guides will lead an interactive online expedition through the history of alcohol, demonstrating how the way we drink has evolved and how science has recreated a beverage King Midas served at funerary feasts.
Leading the night are Dr. Olivia Hayden, an archaeologist who has worked on excavations in Israel, Greece and Turkey, and Dr. Matt Farber, assistant professor of biology and the director of the brewing science program at the University of the Sciences.
To accompany the class, Philly Loves Beer has even curated a special six-pack, which is available at the Beer Yard in Wayne.
Tickets for the virtual class are $10 per person.