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Not quite a weekend event – but Thursday night is the unofficial start to the weekend, right?

Last Thursday, a group of us met up after work at the Science of Beer event at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham …and had so much fun!
It is an annual event that is part of the AfterHours series at the museum, which is for the 21+ crowd.  I think almost every local brewery was there, with samples of their beer to try.  And then, in true Durham style, there were food trucks outside the museum for dinner options.  Booths were also set up around the museum with beer-centered science info, like why are the bubbles in some beers different, or how can we treat the soil in NC to make it hops growing friendly?  There were classes on how to taste beer and how to homebrew!  And of course, you could check out some of the regular museum exhibits as well.

Tasting Beer Class – trying Great Lakes Brewing Co. beers

Food Trucks! (Only Burger, Pie Pushers, and KoKyuBBQ were there)

Evidence of the huge crowd – the line for Fullsteam tastings

While the photos I took aren’t the best – the museum was packed, which for two public history trained graduates is always heartwarming to see 🙂

All in all, we had a blast and can’t wait to check out the Science of Wine event in February.  To find out more information about the AfterHours program, visit their site here: http://www.ncmls.org/visit/events/museum-afterhours

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