Patrick E. McGovern is the scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at University of Pennsylvania Museum and an adjunct professor of anthropology. He and Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, collaborated on the series of Ancient Ales and Spirits.
"Ancient Brews is an excellent example of science outreach: honest about the limits of research, forthright about the tentative nature of results, and demonstrative of how scientific research can be a personal passion." -- Science
"McGovern's new book, with a forward from Calagione, delves deep into the delicious tale of history and scientific discovery." -- Imbibe
"Patrick McGovern, a renowned scientist and passionate lover of fermented beverages, brings the history of ancient brewing alive with this fun, tempting and thought-provoking book." -- The Malta Independent