Ideas on Tap

Quench your thirst - for beer and for knowledge - at Ideas on Tap, the museum's monthly pub conversation series. Enjoy Claim 52 beers and thought-provoking discussions about science, ecology, history, and more. 

First Wednesday of the month 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sprout! Regional Food Hub
418 A Street, Springfield

March 7
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BREW 
with Oregon State University chemist Tom Shellhammer 
Do you love lagers? Are you passionate about pale ales? Join beer scholar Tom Shelhammer and explore the historical and technological context behind different styles of beer, delving into the chemistry and microbiology that give them their unique character. 


April 4
THE MICROBIOLOGY OF BREAD
with University of Oregon microbiologist Karen Guillemin 
Bread is a food staple across many cultures. It's also a living entity teeming with microbial cultures. In this talk, UO 'Bread 101' instructor Karen Guillemin will explore how microbes shape the production—and consumption—of bread.

Admission is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Ideas on Tap is cosponsored by Claim 52 AbbeyLa Granada Latin KitchenNEDCOPig and Turnip, and 100 Mile Bakery.