Courtesy Carnegie Science Center.

Carnegie Science Center
August 5
6—10 p.m.

Carnegie Science Center is not just for robots, miniature railroads, or observing the stars anymore. Nor is it just for kids.

Courtesy Carnegie Science Center.
Courtesy Carnegie Science Center.

Catering to the curious and the thirsty, Friday’s 21+ night will celebrate all things frothy—and refreshing—at the North Shore destination.

The art and science of beer will flow as event-goers explore the chemistry behind the fermented concoction that is the world’s most widely consumed—and likely the oldest—alcoholic beverage.

Kids at heart are invited to sip handcrafted libations in a commemorative keepsake glass, and explore four floors of the Science Center’s award-winning exhibitions sans kids. Throughout the program, attendees will hear presentations by local brew masters, participate in beer-themed demonstrations, and learn about the fascinating science behind brewing.

Courtesy Carnegie Science Center.
Courtesy Carnegie Science Center.

Featured local and regional breweries include Church Brew Works, Block House Brewing, North Country, Spoonwood, and Straub.

The night will also feature live music by the appropriately-named bluegrass band, Lonesome Lost & Foggy, which features Pittsburgh musicians Corey Wood, Andy Leer, Lee Hintenlang, and Dave Glasser.

Snacks such as bratwurst with sauerkraut, chicken sliders, jalapeno pretzels with beer cheese, and popcorn will be for sale.

Added bonus? Attendees will receive discounts to late-night laser shows at the Science Center that evening—including Foo Fighters, Daft Punk and Laser Floyd—as well as a voucher for $15 in free slot play at nearby Rivers Casino.

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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.