The Science of Beer happens Jan. 26, from 6 p.m - 8:30 p.m., at 2% Jazz Midtown.

The Science of Beer definitely won’t be dry

Victoria scientists showcase an experimental take on local beer

Mathieu Poirier

Thursday, January 26th, fans of beer will get to experience a more in depth look at what makes it such an interesting beverage. The Science of Beer is Relativity Project’s first event, and based on ticket sales and the buzz surrounding the event, they’re starting off right.

The event combines a social, mingling aspect, along with an educational component involving some interactive experiments as well as keynotes led by two local experts, Euan Thomson and Fraser Hof, on the science behind beer and its base ingredients.

Euan Thomson, quality assurance manager at Phillips Brewing and Malting Company for the last three years, completed his Ph.D. in microbiology in 2013, and is the co-editor of the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society newsletter.

Fraser Hof, with a Ph.D. in chemistry, is the Canada Research chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry as well as a professor at the University of Victoria since 2005. His group at UVic focuses on how chemistry influences biology, and researches potential new cancer drugs as well as new tools for studying biological pathways.

Jeff Wright, event organizer with Relativity Project, is thrilled at the response he’s been getting. “Our whole reasoning for doing this project was to find ways to learn socially…I was remembering science fairs as a kid, where it was a fun environment, you had your friends around, and I wanted to develop an adult science fair.”

This event, and likely all future events will revolve around an educational science theme, and will take place at the recently relocated 2% Jazz Midtown, an intimate space that should ensure a captive crowd.

The Science of Beer happens Jan. 26, from 6 p.m – 8:30 p.m., at 2% Jazz Midtown, and more information is available at www.relativityproject.ca

 

 

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