Events

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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