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Beer is Culture

We believe Beer is Culture. Is this a bold statement? Perhaps, but let us illustrate a historical connection. Before human civilizations - before cities - we were cave people and hunter-gatherers. No one was certain of where the next meal was; life was hard.

Beer is Culture Hyroglyph

Then, roughly 10,000 years ago an amazing innovation occurred: agriculture. The earliest civilizations cultivated cereal grains and made crude fermented beverages. A constant food supply was cleverly maintained. Occupations became specialized, and culture sprang forth like a fountainhead. This was the dawn of civilization -- the proliferation of architecture, music, craftsmanship, sports, culinary arts, theater, and a million other extensions of creativity. This was the dawn of culture!

To see this historical connection, we need to look no further than the word culture itself. Hidden within the word, we can find the actual origin of human culture. In other words, the anthropological secret is unveiled through the etymological code!

The word culture is derived from the Latin word cultus, meaning to farm, till, or cultivate. Therefore, a society's culture can be identified through what they are cultivating. Whether its agriculture, arboriculture, horticulture, or viniculture a society chooses to cultivate. And through its cultivation choices, it is creating a culture!

Beer is Culture - What Should I Drink?

Beer is Culture seems like a rather encompassing idea, right? Large in scale and scope, one could say. But amazingly, it works on the microscopic level as well... because beer literally is culture. Every time you drink beer, you are drinking the creation of a microscopic culture. Microorganisms, usually yeast but sometimes bacteria, are the fermenting agents of beer. Brewers cultivate these microorganisms and pitch them into the wort to make beer. Beer is therefore inoculated with a bacteria or yeast culture. From the dawn of civilization to the modern day, who can deny that Beer is Culture?

The above images are the winners of the first two annual "Beer is Culture" art and design exhibitions. View our gallery and submit your original artwork here.

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Upcoming Events

  • Eli Cannon's 6th Annual Charity Beer Fest
    4:30pm August 3, 2015
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    Our 6th Annual Beer Fest is coming and you aren't going to want to miss out. This year we will be having our fest to support the Middlesex Coaltion on Housing and Homelessness. This is a great cause that takes care of many people in our area and we are happy to be working with the this year.

    Alright, let's get to the details, they will constantly be being updated and added so join the event to stay tuned!

    Some great food truck will be coming to the event so make sure to come hungry! Thanks to:
    The Whey Station
    Bear's Smokehouse BBQ
    The Steam Machine. Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers Food Truck
    Mercado
    And of course for dessert NoRA Cupcake Company

    They are providing some great food to go along with an already great list of Breweries that are coming. We will keep adding breweries as we get more commitments, and also we will add what they are bringing when we know.

    Tickets were sold out a month prior last year so make sure to get them early!!
    Eli Cannon's Tap Room, 695 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457, United States
  • Buckets O' Trivia
    7:30pm August 4, 2015
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    Sixpoint Brewery presents Tuesday Trivia Night at Berg'n. Every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Berg'n will be featuring $25 buckets of Sixpoint cans (Bengali, Sweet Action, Crisp). Each bucket comes with 5 delicious beers that are specially designed for fire off those synapses which are directly responsible for your ability to recall facts that are of no use to anyone except people who want to win a tour of the Sixpoint Brewery!

    A monthly grand prize winner gets a private brewery tour (the team with the best cumulative monthly score wins!). For month of August, the July 28 trivia contest will be included.

    There will also be Weekly Sixpoint prizes and Berg'n gift cards! If this sounds like it will be too much fun, that's because it will be!
    Berg'n, 899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY