Banner graphic for the exhibition entitled 'Beerology'

About the Exhibit

Modern civilization is beer civilization! Agriculture, cities, writing, and religion all have ties to ancient craft brewing.

In this interactive exhibit, you’ll experience thousands of years (and miles) of beer history – from the Fertile Crescent of 4000 BC to the modern-day craft brewers of San Diego.

Whether it was Ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, or Chinese peoples, early civilizations each perfected the brewing arts in interesting and unique ways. Learn which brave, beer-drinking culture chewed poisonous cassava root so it could become a drinkable beer!

Enjoy fascinating stories and unique recipes that reveal the links between beer and culture.

Exhibit Images


Thank you to our supporters:

  • Dogfish Head Brewery
  • Green Flash Brewing Company
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company
  • Stone Brewing
  • The Lost Abbey Brewery
  • White Labs Kitchen & Tap
  • West Coaster
  • Loughridge Family
  • Ale Smith Brewing Co.
  • Coronado Brewing Co.
  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
  • Aztec Brewery
  • Left Coast Brewing Co.
  • Lucky Buddha Beer
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Chuck Alek Independent Brewers
  • Brews Up
  • Brewsees
  • La Bella Pizza Garden
  • Tarantino Gourmet Sausages
  • Uber
  • Patrick Wilkening