Field Museum Releases New Beer Inspired by Ancient Recipe

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Inspired by the brewing customs of the Wari people, The Field Museum will launch a new limited edition beer this March, made using traditional ingredients—purple corn and molle berries. The beer’s creation was prompted by research conducted at Cerro Baúl in southern Peru, where a team of Field Museum researchers and collaborators uncovered the relics of a bygone Wari brewery that existed between 600 and 1050 AD. With this research as inspiration, The Field Museum partnered with Off Color Brewing to create a version of this ancient recipe. The brewing team met with Ryan for information about Wari brewing customs and then developed various recipes until the final one was chosen. Made using ingredients indigenous to Perú, this pink beer is light and delicate. The Field Museum will hold a public release of Wari Ale on March 3 at its Hop To It event from 6–9pm. The event will be open to the public, ages 21 and older. Tickets are $30 for Field Museum members, and $35 for non-members. For more information, visit The Field Museum website. The beer will be available on tap and in bottles at the Museum’s Field Bistro, as well as in bottles at select retailers, as early as March 7th.

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