The remarkable history of beer and homebrewing will be explored in two virtual programs in September hosted by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Re-Creating the Past: The Archaeology of Beer will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Travis Rupp, known as the Beer Archaeologist, will survey the beginnings of beer in the ancient Near East through its development and stylization throughout Europe. He will explore how beer production and consumption were at the core of ancient cultures and imperial expansion. Rupp is the Innovation & Wood Cellar Manager at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder.

Charlie Papazian, considered the Father of Homebrewing, will present A Century of Homebrewing from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Papazian is the author of The Complete Joy of Home Brewing, first published in 1984 and now in its 4th edition (2014). An American nuclear engineer, brewer, and author, Papazian founded the American Homebrewers Association in 1978 and the Great American Beer Festival in 1982. In 1983, Papazian founded the Association of Brewers which merged with the Brewers Association of America in 2005. The presentations are in conjunction with the Museum’s Main Gallery exhibit, Brewing History: Fort Collins’ Global Connections. The display, which runs through Sept. 12, is a collaboration between the Museum and graduate students in CSU’s Department of History. Admission to each program is $5 per Zoom connection. Reservations and payment made be made via PayPal at or by mailing a check to GVM, 200 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, 80521. Important: please include your name and email address so that Zoom connection information can be sent to you on the day of the program. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue. For the most current information on Museum visitation by appointment, please visit or call 970-221-4600.

PICTURE: Charlie Papazian