Get smart about beer science
Have you ever found yourself enjoying a beer in a frosty glass and wondering how brewers are able to craft that delicious beverage in your glass? On August 3rd, you have your chance to learn exactly how beer is made. The Arizona Science Center will be hosting a lecture at 7pm on The Biology of Beer during this month’s, Adults’ Night Out special event.
Scientists alongside brew masters will lecture on the molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry of beer. What’s more, you will be given a brief recap of the 5,000-year history of beer and beer making. You will never have to risk an awkward happy hour again armed with this kind of information!
But wait, it gets even better! You are encouraged to enjoy your favorite beverage while you learn. Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom will be on site to serve them up during the lecture; you know, just to help the learning process. Admission is $15 if purchased ahead of time (I’d highly recommend this!) or $17 at the door, if there is even space available. Your admission comes with 10 drink tickets, which will earn you tasting size samples of the beers on tap. There will also be additional beer available to purchase if one of those samples really catches your pallet.
If you are anything like me, we’ve got knowing HOW to drink beer pretty covered. Truthfully though, my understanding of how this brew is created is limited to knowing that hops, yeast, and other ingredients are blended together in large metallic tank and left to ferment.
Adults’ Night Out is held on the first Friday of every month and is always a free event. Exclusively for those 18+, the Arizona Science Center hosts a different event every month. This Biology of Beer event is 21+ of course and does have an admission fee due to the beer sampling. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for more fun events in the future. Hey, it never hurts to learn more “practical” knowledge!