"Indiana Jones" of brewing recreates ancient New World drink

When Patrick E. McGovern read an article about traces of an "unidentified beverage" being found inside 2800-year-old pottery vessels in Central America, he was inspired to collaborate with the author, anthropologist John Henderson, and eventually to recreate a brew made from cacao beans.

McGovern, a pioneer in the field of Molecular Archaeology, holds a directorship at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He worked with the Dogfish Head brewery to create the cacao brew called Theobroma.