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CFI Portland Meetup Group Message Board Announcements › New Science Pub: Beer: A Tasty Blend of Art, History, and Science

New Science Pub: Beer: A Tasty Blend of Art, History, and Science

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Announcing a new Meetup for CFI Community of Portland!

What: Science Pub: Beer: A Tasty Blend of Art, History, and Science

When: September 14, 2009 7:00 PM

Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

Beer: A Tasty Blend of Art, History, and Science

Do you know the difference between ale and lager? Or why traditional German brewers had to boil some of the malt during the brewing process when English brewers did not? Although many microbrewers today approach brewing as an art form, understanding the science behind the process is essential for making consistently good beer. Major advances in basic science were developed by researchers in the brewing industry over the past four centuries (some famous work by Louis Pasteur and Emil Christian Hansen were sponsored by breweries) and laid the foundation for today’s beers. Oregon brewers have built on that history, supporting a vibrant microbrew industry with more breweries in Portland (“Beervana”) than any other metro area in the world. Oregon State University, one of two universities in the United States to offer a fermentation degree program, is one of the reasons behind Oregon’s sudsy success and has played a key role in the Oregon brewing industry. Come to Science Pub to hear about the facts, processes, and science behind brewing tasty beer.

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