Younger Chemists Committee Presents:
The Chemistry of Beer
Lecture and tour will reveal the science of brewing beer and making cheese
Monday, June 15, 2009
Presented by: Chris Reilly, Master Brewer and Cheesemaker
Join us to explore and sample the chemistry of beer brewing and cheese making! The free tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 15 at The Traffic Jam and Snug restaurant in Detroit.
The Traffic Jam and Snug, established 1965, is truly one of Detroit's hidden treasures. Known throughout Midtown for their in-house bakery, microbrewery, and dairy, their curiously intimate multi-level dining rooms, and an eclectic menu of made-f rom-scratch dishes, there is simply nothing quite like The Traffic Jam. They use only the best, freshest ingredients. Each day, their bakery turns out a new Bread of the Day, from authentic ethnic crusted rolls and vegetable breads to whole grain sourdoughs and cheese loaves. In fact, head baker Pete Waldamier stopped keeping records of recipes years ago. A shamefully delicious selection of pies, cakes, and cookies are made there too, not to mention their very own hot fudge and ice cream.
Their award-winning cheeses and beers are a local favorite. They actually use the same equipment for brewing beer and making cheese. On December 18, 1992, after a decade-long legal battle, Michigan became the last Midwest state to enact a brewpub law. Since then, the Traffic Jam has been brewing an uncommon, ever-changing selection of hand-crafted beers. Take, for example, the Grand Theft Pilsner, or the=2 0Java Porter. Available in 14 o r 22 oz. pours, or try them all with their 8 oz. sampler glasses.
The lecture is the eighth in a series of accessible chemistry lectures organized under the banner “Brewing Chemistry” by the Younger Chemists Committee of the Detroit Local Section of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.
The evening of libations, edible delights and science inquiry begins at 6:30 p.m. at Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 West Canfield Street on the corner of Second Avenue, Detroit, just south of Wayne State University. There is no admission charge, and free parking is available. For directions, visit http://www.trafficjamdetroit.com/location.php
“We chose the name for this series, ‘Brewing Chemistry,’ to emphasize the lighthearted nature of these get-togethers of curious people who aren’t intimidated by science – and of course in recognition of the restaurant where we meet: one of our local treasures, known for its microbrewery,” said Meghann Mouyianis, ACS Detroit YCC chair.
The informal lecture series schedules speakers every month. The Younger Chemists Committee welcomes suggestions for future speakers. Con tact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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