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This 1,100-Year-Old Beer's For You: Recreating Ancient Ales

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For University of Colorado classics professor Travis Rupp, the best way to bring ancient civilizations back to life is in a pint glass. Rupp works on a special projects team at Avery Brewing Company to brew beers the way that ancient Egyptians, Peruvians and Vikings did. While these beers are certainly different from their modern-day descendants, at the end of the day, a cold one the ancestral way is always a good thing. Cheers. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world. Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com
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Malie (23 days ago)
If your gonna brew ancient beer....you should have ancient style cups...like the viking beer would be served on a ale horn.
Robert Ko (1 month ago)
Beer comes from SARMATIC people of Eastern Europe, vodka 2
SweetSugar HoneyCandy (3 months ago)
First it cake now beer...I wonder what's next?
Matthew Clark (3 months ago)
Imagine in 1000 years from now some future civilization will be attempting to recreate miller lite
Canada2016 (5 months ago)
If i was an ancient Egyptian i'd want to drink future beer... like a refreshing Coors Banquet ;-)
Samuel McCord (6 months ago)
Not all heroes wear capes.
Ny3 43 (6 months ago)
Wasn’t ancient beer like a sludge because they didn’t have the equipment to filter out left over yeast and impurities?
Robert Ramos (6 months ago)
Like if you are watching this video with a good ale!
BiteThis (6 months ago)
I been looking for an ale thats game of thrones style, figured i would have to make it myself. A gruit seems the closest to it. Thinking of using mugwort and cloves with an oat wort. Any thoughts on adding molasses? I want it as traditional as i can get. "So thick you can nearly chew it"
Diogones of Sinope (8 months ago)
This idea of being surprised that ancient food actually tasted good is fucking retarded. We are humans, we are going to figure out what tastes good to us and what doesn't. That's one of the reasons why we have bigger brains than any other animal.
Jeffrey Koelewijn (9 months ago)
I would really like to try some
Serge Labonté (10 months ago)
I stopped drinking alcohol three years ago. After this video, I regret it
Harry Stallone (1 year ago)
amazing!! would love to taste it. 🍺
BHuang92 (1 year ago)
With beer like that, I would definitely work on the pyramids................
This shit looks like something made in prison
alukardFE (1 year ago)
GrimCharon (1 year ago)
Just saying, their White Rascal is one hell of a beer
joe Joe (1 year ago)
Mmmm. I wish I had money to travel and get to this brewry. I love Avery. Hopefully one day I will go there.
simon g (1 year ago)
viking beer isnt a thing its mjød
rickroll11112 (1 year ago)
remember kiddies, b 3 3 r isn't good for you
elsa1942 (1 year ago)
I don't wanna be a drinker when I'm old enough but I'd like to try the Viking one
Ian Hayden (1 year ago)
900bc isn't ancient, anything in AD is ancient
Saku19 (1 year ago)
"It really does seem to unify people..." Yeah, unless you're Muslim, lol.
Zees Chan (1 year ago)
Saku19 https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa63/aa63.htm
Whose Troy? (1 year ago)
How dare Travis steal my Grandpa's last name
Space Seal (1 year ago)
I need...to...go....here!
Reshiram52 (1 year ago)
ashens anyone?
Pyroland (1 year ago)
Thought they found beer that was brewing for 1,100 years old
Rammus (1 year ago)
Get da fuckin London look
Original Network (1 year ago)
That place is every men dream
Fudall (1 year ago)
1:51 *I used to be sweet on a girl from here. Wonder if Vilod is still making that mead with juniper berries mixed in.*
Stevan (1 year ago)
So he would get paid to be an alcoholic?
Monkey (1 year ago)
The Viking beer looks like Mjød (honney beer)
Sepppuku (1 year ago)
'Viking beer'? Isn't it called mead?
Mansoor Haque (1 year ago)
You know what, that liver must be failing with every sip he takes.
oat (1 year ago)
sorry i stole your mattress
Moral Dilemma (1 year ago)
Hold my beer...
Jamie Reid (1 year ago)
"Expert alcoholic"
BabylFish (1 year ago)
Archaeology, Colorado style
Dies Irae115 (1 year ago)
I've never heard the word beer so many times
ChocoYosh ! (1 year ago)
Getting people drunk for over 1,000 years. :D
Peter Meissnitzer (1 year ago)
So ancient Egyptian beer actually tastes good WOW , in a way it doesn't surprise me the Egyptians were far more advanced then we give them credit for .
B. Chandler (1 year ago)
people who feel we were dumber 1100 years ago are mistaken. While we have modern technology, they had a different technology that staggers us to this day; especially the Egyptians. As mankind has aged over the Millenniums from the first Perfect human couple, we've slowly become "dumber" because we gravitated from perfection each successive generation. It's like sailing away from a light house. You won't see the same at 100 miles from the light source as you will 100 yards. One current technology is due in large part to understanding technologies that already came before us. Truth be taken, humankind is at its dumbest stage right now. And the fact we can STILL do amazing things makes you wonder about how a perfect human mind would function.
Fatima Isra (1 year ago)
why would someone want to drink anything that old
James Staniszewsi (1 year ago)
I hate people that think that we are any more intelligent then previous sivilizations... we simply "advanced" in a different direction. In many ways we are actually less knowledgeable than previous civilizations.
Stephanus Tavilrond (1 year ago)
CheeseTaterson (1 year ago)
Next time I find myself in Colorado, this is one place I'll certainly be stopping in at.
nabilzbeast (1 year ago)
MrGitty93 (1 year ago)
but it's not ancient if you make it in a modern brewery system
George Blue (1 year ago)
My dream job!
S VhonDaCoolDave S (1 year ago)
The real life Dota Brewmaster
rohanjgeorge (1 year ago)
where can I buy this?
lightdanger (1 year ago)
I am trying to find this beer but I can't. Any help?
SenPy (1 year ago)
IronMike 2021 (1 year ago)
Anybody here under 21 years old like me?
TatTvamAsi (1 year ago)
Come to Canada, you can drink here. XD
Akanome (1 year ago)
It actually really looks like a piss
Andrew Ridosko (1 year ago)
i love beer but i dont wanna drink today i wanna smoke
CD8T LFA1 (1 year ago)
MadAnili (1 year ago)
YOU ARE SO COOL!!! DANG i really look up to you!
Sugar Wolf (1 year ago)
He's quite woofy too
help me (1 year ago)
surprisingly good? if it wasn't good they wouldn't have been drinking it!
TatTvamAsi (1 year ago)
A lot of people back then also drank beer because they didn't trust the water. Some may not have liked the beer but felt like they had no choice.... Maybe. lol
cris rose (1 year ago)
got a history assignment coming up? lets go drinking! its for "research" i promise...
Apatsi (1 year ago)
why the FUCK are your videos SO SHORT? every time the video ends right about when it starts to get interesting! fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!
Olav M. (1 year ago)
does he make mjød too?
Boracay98ftw (1 year ago)
beer is fucking gross tf
13freitag13 (1 year ago)
Boracay98ftw (1 year ago)
13freitag13 kill yourself first
13freitag13 (1 year ago)
grow up, then post.
Big Mac (1 year ago)
Boracay98ftw how the he'll is it gross?
Xantteboy (1 year ago)
i thought that it was really 1100 year old
Old Moreau (1 year ago)
Drunk History should get supplied by him.
13freitag13 (1 year ago)
you can't use beer for that purpose, way too low alcohol percentage, too much carbohydrate and they would get too tired, the show would be not that funny and people probably would puke more.
Dhika Wikibi (1 year ago)
Do you brew whiterun ale?
Kashif (1 year ago)
gooood. why i am watching this i am a muslim and never drank. but make it 0% alcoholic i'll tap that.
Duncan King (1 year ago)
anonymous69 (1 year ago)
I WONDER IF VILOD IS STILL MAKING THAT MEAD WITH JUNIPER BERRIES MIXED IN. HAHAHAHA why is that the first thing that popped up in my mind.
TheNotSoAvid (8 months ago)
Alodiamyr Garcia (1 year ago)
Just wow! 😊
Eduardo Bonilla (1 year ago)
What you do at work? Drink beer. And on your free time? Drink beer.
Empress A (1 year ago)
I've been to the Avery brewing place before! I saw him there because there's also a restaurant and you can look down at where they are brewing. And it is in boulder Colorado
Waddup M8 (1 year ago)
I personally would like 5-6 minute long videos
Bobby Smits (1 year ago)
lol I've met this guy
Shuu Devil (1 year ago)
How drunk does this guy get
Fredde (1 year ago)
beer archeologist..i thought ive heard it all
Faint Sherin (1 year ago)
Watching this, I regret shaving my beard. Would be awesome to drink a flagon of mead and shouting: For Odin!!
Savannah Banana (1 year ago)
Hey, mom, I wanna be a beer archaeologist when I grow up!
Mrs. Panda (1 year ago)
Were is his bar? I wanna try some of his when im older......Im only 11 ._.
Bushmastr Ashton (1 year ago)
waiting until this channel reaches 10 mil in a year
Emmanuelle Andri (1 year ago)
Beer archaeologist , wow why did i never think of that?!
Alexander261 (1 year ago)
dream job
CHEESE SAUCE (1 year ago)
33 muslims disliked this video
Kerian Halcyon (1 year ago)
I wasn't aware Ancient Egyptians had beer. I had assumed that beer as we understand it was a European thing, and that the alcohols made back in the day were composed of fermented fruit so were more like wines, ciders, or meads (considering the ancient Egyptians loved honey, mead in particular for them). I'm curious where he got the research for his recipe from.
FzHnn (1 year ago)
Now I want to have each one of those beers, and I don't even drink.
Robo Chop (1 year ago)
this made me thirsty
ll Blue :D (1 year ago)
Is there sweet tasting beer? Most beers I've tried taste like cigarettes mixed with urine, cancer, and death.
Earth GraVoNNe (1 year ago)
iLoveTurtlesHaha alright. Fair enough. Hope you don't die from cancer ;)
Jonathan Williams (1 year ago)
Now & Later lol that is so accurate
TatTvamAsi (1 year ago)
I don't think you would like beer. I think you're like how I use to be before actively trying beers for a long period of time. I believe beer and all alcoholic drinks are an acquired taste.
cuallito (1 year ago)
If you live near a big city, there's bound to be one of those bars with lots of different beers on tap (some have more than 100.) Talk to the bartender there and ask for a "flight" (sampler) of beers they'll think you'll like. Definitely tell them all the beers you've had before that you've hated. :)
Eternal Sunset try brahma malzbier mate
Dotagamer (1 year ago)
"It is often presumed that the drink they drank was very gross and unpalatable" This pretty much sums up on how Ignorance the Society really is, how Dumb many people in these current ages are..
Roy Critchfield (1 year ago)
this made me crave beer
TheMpo1986 (1 year ago)
I want some beer now.
Doctor Monty (1 year ago)
Field trip
lilamazon (1 year ago)
i wouldn't be surprised if this guy'd dig up some Aztec or Mesopotamian Beer/Ale recipes in the near future. Cheers!!!
Carpenter Econn (1 year ago)
Your videos are addicting
Ana Caetano Catarino (1 year ago)
rockies52 9 (1 year ago)
No joke. My dad used to be the COO of Avery untill a year ago. I've been to practically every part of the brewery. From keg rooms, to the shipping docks.
Ida Sanchez (1 year ago)
Snow is to Ski 44 oh? why did he leave? retirement or shit workers?
Ali Shalchi (1 year ago)
Could someone help me find where I can buy this beer? I wanted to create a an ancient Mesopotamian brew in college but didn't have the time, research or resources. I just want to have another connection to my routes other than my family's cooking. Hopefully I'll get a chance one day. Fun fact, the ancient Mesopotamians would drown the brewmaster in the brew he created if it became a spoiled batch. Beer was like gold back then.
Logan White (1 year ago)
omg :) Another reason to move to colorado!
MontrealerDude (1 year ago)
Also one of the oldest beer is the Armenian beer !!
BHuang92 (1 year ago)
The Egyptians that built the pyramids were payed with beer and good food? Heck yeah I would build a monument for that kind of stuff!

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