Archaeologists uncovered this bronze cauldron at an Iron Age burial plot in southwest Germany that dates from the 7th to 5th centuries B.C. Paleobotanist Manfred Rösch and conservator Tanja Kreß take samples from inside the ancient vessel of an alcohol brewed and buried with the deceased.

The Past on Tap: Feasts and Fermented Brews in Ancient Europe

Bacchus Uncorked: The Past on Tap



Hear from archaeologist Bettina Arnold how artifacts found at burial sites, and residue scraped from inside a 2,500-year-old bronze cauldron, shed light on feasting and power-drinking in pre-Roman Europe. Then join certified beer expert Mark Mark Keene to taste a selection of fermented brews with interesting connections to the past while enjoying the outdoor setting of the Getty Villa. Featured is a malt and honey beverage called braggot, created from a recipe based on the cauldron's contents and re-created locally by Santa Monica Brew Works. Tickets $65.00 (includes appetizers); ages 21 and over. Complimentary parking.

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