Milwaukee, WI August 30, 2017: Archaeologists recently found that 800-year-old potsherds belonging to the Pueblos of the American Southwest contained bits of fermented residue typical in beer production. Many of the tribes living in Mexico and some in Arizona are known to have produced a weak beer called tiswin, Sandia scientists analyzed the samples using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, technologies that can identify the presence of organic compounds and are used in national security to detect chemical, biological and other hazardous agents. To pay homage and honor the true original beer creators in the USA, the Milwaukee Beers are changing their team logo and Mascot to reflect the majestic and proud American Indian.
Today we welcome Chief Wampum, who will be the face of our uniforms and grace our stadium with his victory cries of “WAHOO!!!!!!”