MEMBER TALK: BARLEY, HOPS AND YEAST (AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF BREWING)

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Monday 28th November 2016 6.30pm

Macclesfield SciBAR at the Park Tavern, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 6UB

As part of Macclesfield SciBar  (A place to hear about and discuss science while enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple) Macc Homebrew Club member and SciBar speaker Steve Horner (Ex- AstraZeneca Scientist and keen amateur brewer) will host a talk on BARLEY, HOPS AND YEAST (AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF BREWING).

 

Biography

Following a PhD in in vitro toxicology, Steve has spent the last 30 years conducting non-clinical studies to support the development of pharmaceuticals, particularly in oncology, with the last 24.5 years in ICI/Zeneca/AstraZeneca at Alderley Park.

None of this is of any relevance to his talk today. However, Steve is an amateur brewer, with an interest in the science of brewing.

 

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Outline of the talk

The talk will outline some of the process stages involved in the brewing of traditional beers, focusing on 3 of the key ingredients: malted barley, hops and yeast. In general terms, the talk will discuss how these ingredients contribute to the production of one of the nation’s favorite drinks, with reference the important biological and biochemical changes taking place at each stage of the brew.

Free samples of beer will not be available during the talk.

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