How do water, yeast, grains, and hops combine to make such wonderfully different adult beverages? Come learn about each of these ingredients and get some insight into why San Francisco has been brewing beer since before the Gold Rush and why it continues to be a great location for brewing beer.
Custom Yeast With Berkeley Brewing Science
7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Gallery 3, Wattis Webcast Studio
What does gene editing have to do with the flavor of your beer? Come learn what a local company is doing to create custom yeasts using gene-splicing techniques and how their work might impact the future flavor and sustainability of beer.
The Brewing of Beer: A Great Line of Research With Dr. Charlie Bamforth
8:30 p.m. | Bechtel Gallery 3, Wattis Webcast Studio
The mysteries of malting and brewing science have challenged scientists for many years and even today, scientists continue to make discoveries about what goes into the production of great beer. Get a head on recent research on foam, freshness, and the healthfulness of beer with brewer and biologist Dr. Charlie Bamforth.
Museum Brew? With the hOppenheimers
6:00-9:00 p.m. | Gallery 2
You’ve heard of homebrew, but what about museum brew? Come explore the science behind the craft of brewing with the Exploratorium’s staff brewing club, the hOppenheimers.
Beer Flights With Curiosity Catering
6:00-9:30 p.m. | Gallery 4
Can’t choose just one delicious beer to sample? Let us help. In collaboration with the hOppenheimer Brew Club, Curiosity Catering has created three unique beer flights available for purchase. Indulge your curiosity, pick one, and see where it takes you.
Homebrewed With Bay Area Mashers
6:30-9:00 p.m. | Gallery 4
It’s one thing to like beer. It’s another thing to bring the ingredients for beer into your house, mix them all up, wait a few weeks or months, and brew your own. Are you ready? Come learn about what it takes to make your own beer at home the tools, methods, and processes you’ll need to ferment something delicious.
Craft Beer Sensory Lab With Fort Point
6:30-9:30 p.m. | Gallery 2
Drink up the science and sensations of beer and its crucial ingredients hops, water, yeast, and malt in our interactive sensory lab, with guidance from Fort Point brewers and the Exploratorium’s own in-house homebrew club, the hOppenheimers. Then enjoy a Fort Point beer in our pop-up beer garden and focus on the most important sense taste!
Show and Smell With Berkeley Brewing Science
6:30-9:30 p.m. | Gallery 4
Come smell firsthand the effects of CRISPR on your beer with Berkeley Brewing Science they’re producing hoppy beers using gene-spliced yeast instead of the traditional hops. Test some fresh aromas and learn about the sustainability of this futuristic take on brewing beer.
Pulsed Laser Holograms 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bechtel Gallery 3
Pulsed holography is a rare yet hallowed form of holography that allows the capture, on holographic film, of movement that is higher-resolution than the eye can see. Join artist Eric Leiser to experience a selection of his evocative ruby pulsed emission holograms.
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Cost:19.95/14.95, AD members free
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