This National Science Week, four Australian independent breweries have been challenged to don a lab coat and craft an experimental beer.
The four unique creations will be explored in depth during ‘ExBEERimental Science’, a beer tasting event sampling the science behind brewing and beer.
“Each of these beers will feature in the ‘exBEERimental 4-pack’ which science and beer nerds from across Australia can pre-order to enjoy at home while watching the live stream of the event,” says Kelsey Picard, event organiser.
“On the night, we’ll be joined by the four brewers to discuss the science behind the beers which were brewed specifically for the event – while drinking them!”
For Hobart locals, there will also be limited live audience tickets to attend the in-person event and meet the brewers.
Organised by Science Made Beerable, the brainchild of plant scientist Kelsey Picard and ornithologist (bird scientist) Matthew Fielding, the event will feature beers from Spotty Dog Brewers, Buttons Brewing, Deep South Brewing Co. and Stomping Ground Brewing Co.
Picard and Fielding received grant funds from National Science Week to run the second iteration of their event.
“Last year, we were able to test our idea and realised there’s a real thirst for more creative beer related events,” said Matthew.
“There are so many great craft breweries in Australia and as scientists and beer nerds, we are so excited to receive the funds. It means we can give these breweries a larger audience following a generally tough 2020.”
The event, sponsored by Hop Products Australia, will be held at Shambles Brewery on Wednesday 18th August 7-9pm AEST and live-streamed out across Australia. To find out more and to buy your 4-pack, check out the Science Made Beerable website, www.beerablescience.com.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society.
First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Last year about 1.1 million people participated in more than 1200 events, despite a global pandemic.
In 2021, National Science Week events will be held online and right throughout Australia—from a shark dissection in the Territory to beer science in Tassie, and from stargazing in outback WA to Antarctic science meets music in Sydney—with everything including science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert panel discussions, interactive displays, open days and online activities.
The festival is proudly supported by the Australian Government; partners CSIRO, the Australian Science Teachers Association and the ABC; and media sponsor Cosmos.
National Science Week 2020 will run from 14-22 August. Event details can be found at www.scienceweek.net.au.