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Behind the scenes at Dogfish Head

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Take a peek behind the scenes at Dogfish Head, a craft brewery in Milton, Delaware, to see how they make their signature brews and their "ancient ales."

Learn more about making ancient ales during our May 21 Distillations Webcast, "Intoxication and Civilization: Beer's Ancient Past," featuring beer and wine archaeologist Patrick E. McGovern and chemist Roger Barth.

https://www.youtube.com/wat... (webcast will begin streaming at 6:30 pm (EDT) on May 21.

Our guests will discuss the science behind beer, how modern craft breweries can help us understand ancient beers, and how technology has allowed us to drink like an ancient king. They'll also discuss the spiritual side of beer and the role beer played in human evolution.

Patrick E. McGovern is the Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. He studies and writes about ancient beverages and drinks their modern incarnations. He is the author of Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer, and other Alcoholic Beverages.

Roger Barth is a chemistry professor at West Chester University and author of The Chemistry of Beer: The Science in the Suds. He also makes his own beer.

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