Archaeologist Tate Paulette leads a journey to ancient Mesopotamia, one of the world’s first great beer cultures. By looking at archaeological remains, cuneiform documents, and works of art, Paulette explores the drinking and brewing of beer, and recent efforts to recreate ancient brews.
Image: Plaque depicting a banquet scene, Mesopotamian, about 2600 BC to 2350 BC. Limestone. Courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.