Nerd Nite No 75: Philly Beer Week with a bunch of Nerds!
Join Nerd Nite as we revel in Philly Beer Week on our 75th Nerd Nite. In between speakers we will have the return of Skeletor!
The first talk we’d like to announce is “The Origin of Beer” by Roger Barth. Beer is as old as civilization, and some anthropologists blame beer for the start of settled society. Unlike wine or mead, beer starts out as unfermentable starch. The sugar that the yeast converts to alcohol and carbon dioxide is made by breaking down starch in a process called mashing. How humans learned to mash has been a long-standing mystery. This talk will give a brief overview of the beer-making process and outline how it could have been discovered many millennia ago.
Have you ever stopped to ask why folks attend beer events? I mean, duh, to enjoy beer. But you’re going to do that anyway. Mary Grace Hodge will join us to talk about her research into people’s motivations behind attending beer events.
Finally, we’ll be hearing from our friends at Yards Brewing Co. and they’ll be bringing a fun hands on activity. Join us for a sensory discussion of hops with hands-on examination of the cones.
PLUS: the fun & frightful return of Skeletor!
Doors open at 4pm. Show at 7:30pm. We recommend you get there early to ensure getting a good seat!
Wednesday, June 7th
1210 Frankford Avenue