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Café Scientifique: Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation

  • Bryant Lake Bowl 810 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)

Every third Tuesday of the month from September to May, join the Bell Museum at the Bryant Lake Bowl for a casual evening where social intellectuals can eat, drink, and learn about a variety of topics from experts in their field.  For more information about the café, visit the Bell Museum or to purchase tickets, visit the Bryant Lake Bowl.  To read about past events, click here.

Tonight's topic: Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation.  From the website: "For centuries, science and industry, along with alewives and brewers, have developed techniques using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages. From 16th-century handwritten recipes for beer and wine to Louis Pasteur’s groundbreaking microbial investigations of fermentation, this exhibit explores the historical health and medical relevance of beer, wine, spirits and more. 

Join exhibit developers from the U of M’s Wangensteen Historical Library in an exploration connecting the growing community of scholars, commercial brewers and distillers, agriculture scientists, and amateur enthusiasts to this exciting history."

Doors open at 6.  Allow additional time for parking. Tickets are on a sliding scale from $5-12.