Great Lakes Brewing Co. will hold a special beer dinner Aug. 14 featuring its much discussed Sumerian ale. For the last year, the Cleveland brewery and archaeologists at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute have attempted to create an authentic version of an ancient Sumerian brew without using modern brewing equipment.
"On Aug. 14 we will debut this Sumerian beer in our brewery’s Tasting Room at an educational and interactive event that will go down in history," Great Lakes said in a news release issued Tuesday.
The dinner, featuring festive decor, will include a family-style Sumerian feast. Guests will sample two versions of the Sumerian beer: an authentic version, served from the custom ceramic vessels it was brewed in, and a modern version, the same recipe brewed in the brewpub’s stainless steel brewhouse, the brewery said.
Great Lakes co-owner Pat Conway also will speak about the project and answer questions, along with key members of the Sumerian brewing and research teams. A similar event will take place in Chicago.
The dinner is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person. Guests must register online and pay in advance. A limited number of seats are available. For more details or to make a reservation, click here.