Bettina Arnold and PhD Candidate Josh Driscoll appear on WUWM’s Lake Effect

Bettina Arnold, Anthropology faculty member, Josh Driscoll, Anthropology PhD candidate, and Chad Sheridan, Lakefront Brewery’s Lead Cellarman, were featured in a Lake Effect interview with Bonnie North that aired this past Thursday on WUWM. They discussed the ale-honey braggot reconstructed at Lakefront in August based on paleobotanical evidence from Arnold’s excavations in Germany in 2000, which produced evidence for this alcoholic beverage in a bronze cauldron found in one of the burials recovered at an Iron Age site near the Danube River.

The archaeological context of this braggot and a Nordic grog based on a Scandinavian Iron Age burial brewed by Josh Driscoll will be presented at a Wisconsin Science Festival event in HON 196 from 3:30-4:30pm, Saturday October 22.

Read the story and listen to the interview on WUWM’s Lake Effect: Milwaukee Team Recreates An Ancient Brew Unearthed in Archaeological Dig

Story featured on National Public Radio‘s Facebook and Twitter social media platforms.

The complete back-story can be accessed at the following blog: Bettina Arnold’s Archaeology of Alcohol