The Drunken Harlot (detail), about 1255–60, English. Tempera colors, gold leaf, colored washes, pen and ink on parchment. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Drinking in the Past: Medieval Microbrews


Museum Lecture Hall

All year round, from sunrise to sunset, families in medieval Europe made and drank fermented beverages for health, pleasure, and profit. Join curator Bryan C. Keene and certified beer expert Mark Mark Keene in savoring the history of beer, ale, and mead in this tasting program that pairs art with medieval and (tastier) modern brews. Beer tasting enjoyed on the outdoor terrace following the talk. Complements the exhibition Illuminating Women in the Medieval World. Tickets $65 (includes appetizers); ages 21 and over. Complimentary parking.

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