Events

Upcoming Events

Beer Project – Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 5:30 – 9:30 pm

For the 2018 Beer Project, we are taking a look at the enduring influence of beer through the ages. Experts will engage in a dialogue about their work in beer anthropology, as we taste ancient ales inspired by the MFA’s collection of ancient mosaics.

Friday, July 19, 2018 | 6-10 pm

During Day 2 of our 2018 Beer Project, Dr. Michael Bennett, our Senior Curator of Early Western Art brings to life the museum’s mosaic that came from the House of the Drinking Contest (no, really) and pastimes enjoyed by ancient Greco-Romans. He will be joined by USF St Pete’s Dr. John Arthur, a renowned anthropologist specializing in the importance of beer (!) and UC-Boulder’s Professor Travis Rupp, beer historian and brewer of ancient ales.

For more information: Museum of Fine Arts Website

Historic Brewing with Avery Brewing Company – Golden History Museum

Friday, July 13, 2018 |  2-3:30 pm

Travis Rupp, lecturer at CU Boulder, and Beer Archaeologist and Innovation & Wood Cellar Manager at Avery Brewing Company, will give a lecture on the development of his Ales of Antiquity Series. The program will focus on his most recent research regarding early monastic brewing, ancient beer culture in the environs of the Dead Sea, and ancient Iberian brewing. He will also discuss his newest project which brings the Ales of Antiquity Series home to Golden, Colorado.

Golden History Museum

free for members; $10 non-members.

Registration is required. Program will be canceled if minimum attendance number is not reached 24 hours prior to start time. – Register here: Golden History Museum Site

Previous Events

The Archaeology of Beer

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Join Travis Rupp, instructor of classics at the University of Colorado Boulder and the research and development manager at Avery Brewing Company, to explore the origins of beer production in the ancient Middle East and Egypt and how it expanded during Greek and Roman dominion. Although ancient Greece and Rome boasted the superiority of the grape, beer production and consumption was at the core of diet and nutrition in the Mediterranean dating back to the Bronze Age. Rupp will also highlight his creation of Ales of Antiquity as a beer archaeologist at Avery.

Location: Phipps Theater, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

More information available at: DMNS Website

 

Imbibing in Ancient Iberia: Celtic to Flemish Brewing and Beyond

Homebrew Con | June 28 – 30

At the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Homebrew Cons, we examined the world of brewing in the ancient Near East, Mediterranean, and Europe. This year we move to ancient Iberia and examine the development of caelia, an ancient beer that predated the Roman conquest of Spain in 206 BCE. As an ancient “melting pot” of cultures and a region burning with war and conquest throughout the ages, ancient Iberia affected the development of beer in Europe well beyond Roman dominion to the era of Charles I in 1516.

Location: Portland, OR

More Information available at: Homebrew Con Website

 

Brewing Beer in the Ancient World

Wednesday, January 24 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Though ancient Greece and Rome boasted the superiority of the grape, beer production and consumption was at the core of Mediterranean diet and nutrition dating back to the Bronze Age.

Travis Rupp, CU Boulder adjunct professor and beer archaeologist at Avery Brewing Company, will discuss the origins of beer production in the ancient Near East and Egypt in conjunction with the rise of domestication and farming, as well as how beer grew and expanded into the Mediterranean cultures of Greece and Rome.

Rupp is the research and development manager at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, where he has worked for over five years and is responsible for Avery’s beer invention and barrel-aging program. He launched their new series Ales of Antiquity in 2016. He is also an advanced sensory panelist.

He has been a full-time adjunct professor of classics, art history, history and anthropology at CU Boulder since 2010. As a result of his careers and passions, Rupp is writing books on the beginnings of beer in the ancient Mediterranean and brewing in the early monastic tradition.

Event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Lecture is presented by CU Museum of Natural History and the Archaeological Institute of America.

Location: CU Boulder Museum of Natural History, 1035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

More information available at: Museum of Natural History website

 

Recreating Ales of Antiquity

Friday, October 6 | 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

For Travis Rupp, the best way to bring ancient civilizations back to life is in a pint glass. Rupp, a University of Colorado classics professor, works on a special projects team at Avery Brewing Company to brew beers the way the ancient Egyptians, Peruvians, and Vikings did. Among the Ales of Antiquity beers that will be served and discussed are Nestor’s Cup, an ancient Mycenaean-inspired beer, and Pachamama, an ancient Peruvian chicha beer.

Location: Great American Beer Festival, Brewers Studio

More information available at: GABF Website

 

Avery Brewing Company

April 27, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Ales of Antiquity Dinner: Viking Ale

Join us for an examination of Viking beer paired with foods inspired by the Scandinavian region. During the course of the evening, Travis Rupp will present brewing techniques and history behind Ragnarsdrapa; a Viking-inspired ale (c.900 CE) brewed with Scandinavian malt, juniper branches and berries, and baker’s yeast. Travis has created four versions of Ragnarsdrapa, which will be paired with Viking inspired dishes.

Tickets available at: Avery Brewing Co.

 

Avery Brewing Company

April 13, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Ales of Antiquity Dinner: Viking Ale

Join us for an examination of Viking beer paired with foods inspired by the Scandinavian region. During the course of the evening, Travis Rupp will present brewing techniques and history behind Ragnarsdrapa; a Viking-inspired ale (c.900 CE) brewed with Scandinavian malt, juniper branches and berries, and baker’s yeast. Travis has created four versions of Ragnarsdrapa, which will be paired with Viking inspired dishes.

Tickets available at: Avery Brewing Co.

 

Call to Arms Brewing

March 20, 2017
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Education Night: The Beginnings of Beer in the Ancient World

We are kicking off Colorado Craft Beer Week with a Monday Night Education Event! Join us and our good friend Travis Rupp, Research & Development Manager and Beer Archaeologist at Avery Brewing Company, as we discuss ‘The Beginnings of Beer in the Ancient World’.

Travis will be presenting a definitive examination of beer brewing in Greece, along with a general understanding of beer in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Greece is a culture that has long been presumed to not have an ancient beer culture, and Travis is working to change that perception.

Stop in for a pint and leave with the knowledge of where and how the art of brewery began.

 

Avery Brewing Company

March 7, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Ales of Antiquity Dinner: Peruvian and Egyptian Ales

Did the ancient Egyptians and Peruvians brew beer? Our Beer Archaeologist and Special Projects Brewer, Travis Rupp, believes they did!

Join us for an examination of ancient Egyptian & Peruvian beers paired with foods inspired by those regions. During the course of the evening, Travis Rupp will present brewing techniques and history behind Pachamama; a chicha beer produced in the Andes region of Peru dating back to AD 1000-1400, and Khonsu Im-Heb; a low-gravity Egyptian ale containing wild barley, emmer wheat, and kamut wheat dating between 3600 BC – AD 100.

Tickets available through Avery Brewing Co.

 

Avery Brewing Company

Ales of Antiquity Dinner: Peruvian and Egyptian Ales

Monday, December 19, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Did the ancient Egyptians and Peruvians brew beer? Our Beer Archaeologist and Special Projects Brewer, Travis Rupp, believes they did!

Join us for an examination of ancient Egyptian & Peruvian beers paired with foods inspired by those regions. During the course of the evening, Travis Rupp will present brewing techniques and history behind Pachamama; a chicha beer produced in the Andes region of Peru dating back to AD 1000-1400, and Khonsu Im-Heb; a low-gravity Egyptian ale containing wild barley, emmer wheat, and kamut wheat dating between 3600 BC – AD 100.

 

Avery Brewing Company

Avery’s First Historical Ale Series and Beer Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Did the Greeks brew beer? Our Beer Archaeologist and Special Projects Brewer, Travis Rupp, believes they did! Join us for an examination of Bronze Age Brewing paired with Ancient Greek foods. During the dinnerTravis will present and discuss evidence for brewing in the Minoan culture through a recreation of Mycenaean beer, Nestor’s Cup, the first in Avery’s Historical Ale Series!

This inaugural guided tasting will be paired with Nestor’s Cup beer. Tickets are $30/person in advance and include three versions of Nestor’s cup beer served with three Greek influenced plates.

 

Longmont Library

The Beginnings of Beer in the Ancient World

Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The program will discuss origins of beer production in the ancient Near East and Egypt in conjunction with the rise of domestication and farming. It will cover how this industry grew and expanded into the Mediterranean cultures of Greece and Rome, and it will examine how beer developed in cultures biased against fermented grains. Though ancient Greece and Rome boasted the superiority of the grape, beer production and consumption was at the core of Mediterranean diet and nutrition dating back to the Bronze Age.

 

Avery Brewing Company

Avery’s First Historical Ale Series and Beer Dinner

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Did the Greeks brew beer? Our Beer Archaeologist and Special Projects Brewer, Travis Rupp, believes they did! Join us for an examination of Bronze Age Brewing paired with Ancient Greek foods. During the dinnerTravis will present and discuss evidence for brewing in the Minoan culture through a recreation of Mycenaean beer, Nestor’s Cup, the first in Avery’s Historical Ale Series!

This inaugural guided tasting will be paired with Nestor’s Cup beer. Tickets are $30/person in advance and include three versions of Nestor’s cup beer served with three Greek influenced plates.

 

National Homebrewers Conference

Ancient Beer Brewing in the World of Wine: Bronze Age Greece through Alexander the Great

Saturday, June 11, 2016
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Building off last year’s AHA conference in San Diego, in which Travis discussed beer production in ancient Egypt and the stigma against beer in ancient Rome, this seminar will discuss the hidden anomaly of brewing and the beer industry in ancient Greece. Covering the Bronze Age through the Age of Alexander the Great, Travis will discuss the importance and prolific business of beer production and export in a culture dominated by the grape.

 

The Beginnings of Beer in the Ancient World: Greece

Saturday, March 19, 2016
9:00 am
Ales Through the Ages Conference
Williamsburg, Virginia

 

The Beginnings of Beer in the Ancient World

Saturday, March 5, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium
University of Colorado Boulder

The program will discuss origins of beer production in the ancient Near East and Egypt in conjunction with the rise of domestication and farming. It will cover how this industry grew and expanded into the Mediterranean cultures of Greece and Rome, and it will examine how beer developed in cultures biased against fermented grains. Though ancient Greece and Rome boasted the superiority of the grape, beer production and consumption was at the core of Mediterranean diet and nutrition dating back to the Bronze Age.

No registration required. The presentation is part of CU on the Weekend, which is free and open to the public.

 

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