Science on Tap: The Delightful Science of Beer
Thursday, May 17; 6:30 – 9:00pm
The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre – 303 Main Street
Tickets $75 + GST; Limited spots available. Sold Out!
A sensory, sciencey experience in beer. As part of Science Odyssey Week, scientists and beer enthusiasts meet at the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre for this adults-only night of experiments and merriment. Tour the malthouse and brewing house, then head to the lab to plunge into different worlds of science and history. You’ll meet a microbiologist, a neuroscientist, a medieval historian, and a chemist, who will take turns guiding you through beer and brewing as it connects to each of their areas of expertise – whether it’s focused on the organisms that carry out the miraculous transformation of starch into alcohol, or the bubbles that tickle your tongue and tastebuds, or the historical significance of beer, or how corn, an under-utilized crop, can be used to brew gluten-free beer.
Includes three flights of local handcrafted beer paired with appetizers. Pairings will be provided by Chef Karen Peters of Karen Foods.
Aaron Onio, Malting & Brewing Technical Specialist, The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre
Michel Aliani, Professor, Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Principal Investigator
Nutritional Metabolomics Research, Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine, St. Boniface Hospital Research
Dr. Jamie Galka, Instructor, Department of Chemistry, University of Winnipeg
Dr. Roisin Cossar, Associate Professor and Associate Head, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba