Step into your new favorite classroom! Keystone Hyde Park is vowing to give you a history lesson you’ll never forget with our one-of-a-kind event from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. You’ll learn a little bit about history and a lot about beer when you join us on Wednesday, January 9th, as we host four of the Ancient Ales from Dogfish Head.
At 6pm, we’ll be tapping four beers that are every bit as rich and refined as their ancient lineage. Pair these beers with our award-winning mac and cheese and you’ll find yourself at the divine crossroads of ancient and modern culture.
Until then, enjoy this brief introduction to the liquid time capsules you’ll be able to sample when you visit Keystone Hyde Park:
You might not know it, but medieval Germans nearly ruined beer forever. In 1516, a purity law called the Reinheitsgebot mandated that beer be made with only water, hops and barley. Thanks to that bit of brewing censorship, beer drinkers have been subjected to bland lager for a long, long time.
In 1999, Dogfish Head started working closely with Dr. Patrick McGovern, one of the world’s leading experts in ancient beverages. McGovern helped uncover the traditions of ancient brewers and his collaboration with Dogfish Head spurred the creation of the following beers:
Midas Touch $6 – Somewhere between wine and mead, Midas Touch is based on molecular evidence found in a Turkish tomb believed to have belonged to King Midas. It’s a sweet yet dry beer made with honey, white muscat grapes and saffron.
Theobroma $8 – A celebration of chocolate. Based on the chemical analysis of 3,000-year-old pottery fragments found in Honduras, Theobroma is brewed with artisanal Askinosie cocoa, honey, chilies and annatto.
Ta Henket $8 – Dogfish used ingredients plucked from Egyptian hieroglyphics. They started with an ancient form of wheat and loaves of hearth-baked bread and added chamomile, doum palm fruit and Middle Eastern herbs. To ferment Ta Henket, they captured a native Egyptian yeast strain from the night air of Cairo.
Birra Etrusca Bronze $8 – Beside the wine on every Italian’s dinner table, there should also be a place for beer. The backbone of this 2,800-year-old recipe comes from two-row malted barley and an heirloom Italian wheat. Specialty ingredients include hazelnut flour, pomegranates, Italian chestnut honey, Delaware wildflower honey and clover honey.
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