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Chemistry of Beer -- ISC & Metropolitan Brewery

Illinois Science Council

Monday, November 19, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Chemistry of Beer -- ISC & Metropolitan Brewery

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You DRINK beer (we won't ask how much), but do you ever THINK about beer?  You should.  Now is your chance to really understand the chemical reactions in beer in a way they would never teach you in high school chemistry!

Sign up for this workshop and you'll learn:

  1. the differences between ale yeast and lager yeast and why it matters;
  2. spectroscopy of various beers  (you'll also learn what “spectroscopy” is and how to pronounce it);
  3. what’s up with different gases – CO2, N2 and H2 – in beer;
  4. what effect temperature has on beer; and,
  5. what light does to your beer.

Most importantly for your and your friends' future beer drinking enjoyment, what makes a good beer go bad?

This unique workshop will be led by Dr. Shelby Hatch, chemistry faculty at Northwestern University, along with the impressive folks at Chicago's own Metropolitan Brewery

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Get an insider's view of the craft beer brewing process at Metropolitan and learn about your beloved beverage in whole new ways so you can impress your friends this summer with your beer knowledge.  The people at Metropolitan are fun and low-key, but they are serious about craft beer.

Absolutely no science prerequisites necessary but you must be 21 or older.  

Sign up now -- space is very limited!

Have questions about Chemistry of Beer -- ISC & Metropolitan Brewery? Contact Illinois Science Council

When & Where

Metropolitan Brewery
5121 N. Ravenswood
Entrance on Winona St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Monday, November 19, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

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Illinois Science Council


Illinois Science Council ("ISC") is an independent 501c3 organization that engages, educates, and entertains the adult public about science, technology, engineering and math in our everyday lives. We showcase the scientists and research of those Chicago-area institutions and companies that make Chicago our nation's true "City of Science." ISC serves as the science & tech complement to the region's arts & culture offerings. 

We are inspired and motivated by this Carl Sagan quote: “The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous." Sagan also observed, "We live in a society that is exquisitely dependent upon science and technology in which hardly anyone understands anything about science and technology." ISC is certainly working to change that.

ISC explores all areas of science and technology and we do it with a fun, non-stuffy approach.  We don't care what's been forgotten since school (or never learned in the first place). It's simply about continuing to exercise our inexhaustible human sense of curiosity. We create engaging programs open to the public (aimed at adults and accessible to teens) such as hands on chemistry (Chemistry of... Beer, Chocolate, Coffee, Honey, etc), panel discussions on science subjects in the news (Your Brain on Happiness, on Creativity, on Addiction, on Exercise, etc.), author talks, film screenings ("The Atom Smashers"), and more. 

Visit: IllinoisScience.org for more info or to get involved. 

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