Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 4:13 pm
Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that slaves sold the school hops.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Years ago in college, a fellow student showed me where he brewed his own beer. He was following an American tradition. Archaeologists are digging up the campus of William and Mary in Virginia. They found remains of an apparent campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that slaves sold the school hops. Now the brewery suggests what students did with that ingredient, no doubt purely for scientific or medicinal purposes. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.