Explore South American beer with the Young Friends of the Penn Museum. Dr. Clark Erickson, Curator-in-Charge, Penn Museum American Section, discusses the history and makings of traditional Andean beer using objects in the Museum's permanent collection and his research. Dr. Erickson focuses his talk on chicha beer and manoic beer—both of which have historical roots in the Amazon region—and the indigenous cultures responsible for their creation. He also speaks about his work with Dogfish Head Brewery to create a traditional chicha beer, as chronicled in The New York Times.
Following the talk, guests adjourn to the Museum's lush Warden Garden for an outdoor reception, where they enjoy a sampling of ales and lagers from Central and South America—or based on regional ingredients—including:
-Xingu Black (Brazil)
-Bohemia Clásica (Mexico)
-Cusqueña Premium (Peru)
-Cerveza Cristal (Peru)
-Southern Tier Choklat (USA)
Guests are also treated to complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar is available throughout the reception. Must be 21+ to attend; reception moves indoors in case of rain. Admission: $30; Museum members: $25.