Strong Drinks & Heavenly Brews: A Short History of Beer, Wine, Coffee & Tea with John Maietta, Part 1
Registration is requested
This program takes a lively look at the history of mankind’s favorite beverages. Known as “liquid bread” to the pyramid-builders of Egypt, beer gained commercial status thanks to the pious brew masters of medieval Europe. Wine fueled the raucous drinking parties of ancient Greece, but later connoisseurs hailed it as “bottled poetry.” Early monks and mystics relied on coffee and tea to stay alert during religious rituals. Over time, these warming stimulants won the secular approval of Enlightenment thinkers, Industrial Age workers, 19th-century socialites, and the trendy urbanites crowding the neighborhood Starbucks today. These two sessions – filled to the brim with entertaining tales – will quench your deepest thirst for knowledge!
- Lowry Room