Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center
July 28
6—10 p.m.

Malting, mashing, boiling, fermenting, barrel aging, and so on. Brewing beer involves equal parts science and art—plus lots of skill and sometimes a magic touch.

Carnegie Science Center will provide the perfect backdrop for showcasing the chemistry and history behind civilization’s favorite fermented concoction. Lovers of so-called “liquid bread” will gather for “Science After Dark 21+ Beer,” the North Shore destination’s latest no-kids night (that means you won’t have to compete with eight-year-olds to play Air Hockeybot or launch a rocket!).

Sample selections from 15-plus breweries—including Block House, Southern Tier, Four Seasons and Levity, enjoy fascinating presentations by beer guru Mark Brewer (yes, that’s his surname) and The Brew Museum, and rock out to music by Mickey and the Snake Oil Boys.

Learn about the #BeerScienceInAction project, including DECO Resources’ research on how hop plants could help remediate lead content in soil. DIY producers will love the demonstrations led by Three Rivers Alliance of Serious Homebrewers and Copper Kettle Brewing Co.

The frothy fun will also feature jerky snacks, pretzel necklace activities and information about beer and cheese pairings. Attendees can participate in beer-themed science demos and visit four floors of exhibits.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.