NEXT WEEK: Brewing Chemistry - Traffic Jam Detroit - Tues 2/21
An informal monthly lecture series
to be held the 3rd Tuesday of every month
at Traffic Jam & Snug in Detroit
An evening of libations, edible delights and science inquiry
The Role of Chemistry in the Development of
Regional Styles of Beer and Ale
Mark Allen Thomson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Physical Sciences, Ferris State University
Have you ever wondered about how beer is made and the role that chemistry or microbiology plays in the process? Dr. Mark Thomson, a.k.a. “the Professor of Brewology” will briefly discuss the basic process of beer fermentation from a small-scale perspective. From malting the barley and mashing the malt, through fermentation and conditioning, to packaging the finished product, particular attention will be paid to the role of chemistry in the development of regional beer styles and traditions. Connections will be made between steps in the process and results in the final product including color, bitterness, aroma, body, and taste. Many of these connections will illustrate the subtle, but important role that small chemical details can play.
Learn the science behind making beer and the art of distinguishing different beer styles.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 7 PM
There is no admission charge, and free parking is available.
Feel free to join us before the talk at 6:00 PM for a dutch-treat dinner.
Traffic Jam & Snug
511 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI 48201
The Traffic Jam and Snug, established 1965, is known for their in-house bakery, microbrewery, dairy, and made-from-scratch dishes.