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After Dark: The Science of... Beer, Wine & Chocolate



Soak up the science of beer, wine and chocolate this winter and hear from experts, see bubbling demonstrations, enjoy live tunes and get the tastebuds tingling.

Go on the flavour science journey around the beautifully restored heritage carriages, buggies, wagons, and see what’s being worked on in the Museum’s National Carriage Factory.

Wednesday Night 17 August, 5.30pm – 9pm

Adult (18+ only) $21

 Who you’ll see:

  • Matt Kirkegaard shares the amazing science, the ingredients and the often ignored story behind great beer.
  • Ursula Kennedy, wine scientist from the University of Southern Queensland, will present some of the intriguing, weird and wonderful facts and myths from the world of wine.
  • Jason O’Connor of Seatonfire Chilli Chocolate, matches beer and chocolate for a taste sensation you never imagined.
  • Dr Joel Gilmore discusses and demonstrates the methods of some key kitchen science and creates some novel dishes.
  • Professor Lindsay Brown talks purple super foods and how they can reverse health issues, as seen on Landline and Catalyst.
  • Street Science Steve brings the ‘wow’ with is his demonstrations and makes you wish you had him as your high school science teacher.
  • The Nitrobev crew will discuss the science of their Nitro Coffee creations. Think Single Origin Cold Brewing combined with Nitro Craft Beer (without the alcohol).
  • Bugsy Bros will discuss Entomophagy – the human consumption of insects as food. It’s common practice in many parts of the world.
  • Enjoy the live sounds of Linda Capewell.

This event is also at:
The Workshops Rail Museum, Thursday 18 August, 5.30pm – 9pm
Queensland Museum, Friday 19 August, 5.30pm – 9pm

Event information

  • 18+ event, ID may be requested on entry.

  • Tickets are valid for the event date only.

  • Cash bar available. Food available for purchase.

  • Food and drink are not permitted in some areas of the Museum.

Science Steve by Lachlan Simmons
Beer advocate Matt Kirkgaard

Event Details

17 August 2016, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

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