Beer Project

Experimental archaeology is all about bringing historical practices to life; not just digging trenches, but also understanding their day-to-day life: how a soldier washed, slept, ate - and drank.

Beer is one of the oldest surviving practices on record. Its history spans across the globe and across the millennia. The CEMA Beer Project seeks to explore traditional brews from over the centuries. Inspiration came from the ground breaking at CEMA's site at Detling (a great need for a thirst-quenching trench ale to pacify the hard-working team), when we asked ourselves: what did they drink back then?

The CEMA Beer Project aims to research the history of beer and produce (hopefully) marketable brews so that appreciators can have a taste of history, and maybe learn something along the way.