Science Café: “An Overview of the Science of Brewing Beer” June 8

When: 7:00 pm, Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Where: Batdorf & Bronson Coffee House, 516 Capitol Way S. Olympia, WA, phone (360) 786-6717.
Batdorf & Bronson has three locations in Olympia. Science Café meets in the downtown coffee house on Capitol Way.

On-street parking is available on Legion, Capitol Way, Columbia Street, and Water Street. After 6 p.m., there is parking available at Heritage Bank on Columbia Street between 5th and Legion.

Our presentation this month is An Overview of the Science of Brewing Beer

Many people think of beer brewing as the point at which science and art intersect. Indeed, both biology and chemistry play perfectly crucial roles in beer brewing. However, it is the brewer’s understanding of these that allow him or her to manipulate the ingredients and brewing process in such a way that will create a unique product that still fits within the guidelines of a particular beer style. In an overview of the science of brewing, we will discuss each of the four crucial ingredients in beer (water, malt, yeast, and hops) and their role in the brewing process. This will include how and why they are used and their effect on the brewing process and finished beer.

Adam Orrick is the Brewmaster at the Grove Street Brewhouse in Shelton (South First Street and Grove Street). Adam received the “International Diploma in Brewing Technology” from the Siebel Institute in Chicago and the Doemen’s Academy in Munich.

Click here for more information about the Olympia Science Café.

Coming on Tuesday, July 13: The Unknown Sea: Flotsam Above, Snarks Below by Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Ph.D.

Internationally recognized oceanographer and author (along with Eric Scigliano) of the recent Smithsonian book Flotsametrics and the Floating World

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