Meet University of Colorado classics professor Travis Rupp. His official job title is “Beer Archaeologist.” Great Big Story recently caught up with Travis to find out what he does exactly.
Rupp works on a special projects team at Avery Brewing Company to brew beers the way that ancient Egyptians, Peruvians and Vikings did. Rupp spends 3-4 months researching an ancient civilization before attempting to create a beer as close as possible to the recipe of the past. 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.