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Fourth Unhopped Iron Brewer Challenge: Unhopped and Unplugged Brews

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Hortus Academicus/Brew Garden initiative at UWM will hold a tasting competition of six entries. These brews all have archaeological/historical pedigrees. The story of each brew will be available in a short power point.

Three judges will choose the top three brews:

  • Joe Yeado, Gathering Place Brewing
  • Jerry Janiszewski, Pabst Mansion and Wisconsin Historical Foundation Board of Directors
  • Rob Novak, The Brewing Experience, Old World Wisconsin

Joe Yeado has generously agreed to offer the winner the opportunity to brew their beer using a new pilot brewing system at Gathering Place in River West with a launch party at GP to follow.

One ounce samples will be available to attendees of legal drinking age, and there will be a People’s Choice award with non-contestants casting their votes via ballot for their favorite brew.

This year’s entries are:

  1. Medieval Bog Nog (gruit ale with bog myrtle and millet)
  2. My Heart’s in the Highlands (leann fraoich/heather ale)
  3. Juellinge’s Prize (Iron Age Nordic grog)
  4. Heart of the Agave (Mesoamerican pulque)
  5. Gold of King Midas (Iron Age Gordion)
  6. Chicha Morada (Andean purple maize beer)

See you for a fun evening of history, archaeology and a taste of ancient brews from around the world! Get inspired to enter yourself next time!

For any questions, contact Professor Bettina Arnold at barnold@uwm.edu.



April 6
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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UWM Honors House, Room 196
3363 North Maryland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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