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Monday, July 5, 2010

Beer and Chocolate Tasting a PEM

The Peabody Essex Museum is always a great trip, and this new event happening this Thursday is just another good reason.

As history class should have taught you, the Mayans loved their caco, or chocolate and gave it as gifts to the gods. Recent archaeological research has confirmed that a fermented chocolate "beer" preceded the non-alcoholic chocolate drinks of the New World. Chocolate continues to inspire brewers today. Who knew?

To learn more fun facts and to enjoy a night of art, culture and drink, join
Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) curator George Schwartz and locally-based Taza Chocolate co-founder Alex Whitmore at Beer + Chocolate = Food of the Gods on Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Admission for this event is $55; Nonmembers $65. For more information on this event, click here.