A new exhibit called BEERology opened today at the San Diego Museum of Man. The following is a snippet from the website, where more details are available.
"Modern civilization is beer civilization! Agriculture, cities, writing, and religion all have ties to ancient craft brewing.
You might think the Egyptian pyramids were built by slaves, but the workers were actually paid — in beer! To build the Great Pyramid of Giza, workers were paid 231 million gallons of beer. That's a lot of beer!
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.
Also join us and local craft brew names like Dogfish Head, Green Flash, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey, Home Brew Mart/Ballast Point, and White Labs, for tastings and parties under the museum's grand dome in San Diego's most iconic building."
This should be an interesting exhibit and I'm looking forward to checking it out.