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In the News: A Beer for Sue

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The reconstructed skeleton of Sue at the Field Museum, Chicago (Photo by Connie Ma, National Geographic)

If you enjoyed my first post about the archaeology of beer and wine you may be interested to know that the Field Museum, Chicago’s natural history museum, recently announced that they are teaming up with Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. out of Iowa to create a beer that celebrates Sue, their famous Tyrannosaurus rex fossil. You can read the article from the Chicago Tribune here. The new beer, “Pseudo Sue” will be a single hop pale ale and available at the museum starting in January. ¬†This is a unique blend of paleontology and anthropology – using the human invention of fermentation to promote paleontological education. People have long been fascinated with prehistoric predators and¬†“Sue” is the most complete (about 90%) and best preserved fossil of her species found to date.

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