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Dundee Launch Night

Please note there is step free access, but as this is a working brewery there is limited disabled access. Over 18s only.
Past event - 2019
09 Apr Doors 6.30 pm
Event 7.00-9.30 pm
71 Brewing, 36-40 Bellfield Street,
Dundee DD1 5HZ
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Pint of Science is coming to Dundee for the first time in 2019!

Join us at our FREE launch event for a taste of the exciting things we have in store for Dundee this year! We have some great talks all about beer and alcohol, a perfect way to start Pint of Science 2019!

Talk from 71 Brewing Head Brewer

Lyall Anderson (Head Brewer 71 Brewing)
As Dundee's first brewery for 50 years, 71 is reviving the lost art of brewing in Scotland's fourth city. Crafting crisp lagers and seasonal beers inspired by traditional European classics and progressive new world flavours. 71 Brewing's head brewer will talk through how they make beers packed with flavour and character, both sessionable and familiar, funky and weird, but most importantly, with balance and consistency.

What has yeast ever done for us?

Professor Graeme Walker (Professor of Zymology, Abertay University)
Yeasts are simple, single-celled microfungi - but what have they ever done for us? This talk will explore the fantastic contributions that yeast has made to human life: from beer to biopharmaceuticals. Pint of Science wouldn't exist without yeast and neither would the pyramids of Egypt! Yeast fermentation of sugars is inextricably linked with human civilisation but nowadays yeast products go far beyond bread and booze. Prof Walker will introduce you to the organism that makes more money than you could ever imagine and bust a few interesting myths, such as – nothing can cure a hangover!

Barley – the time travellers cereal

Dr Bill Thomas (Barley geek at James Hutton Institute and the International Barley Hub)
Ever wondered where barley came from, how it differs from wheat and oats and how you can tell them apart? Or just how much DNA is packed into a barley cell? Bill will introduce you to the origins of barley and why it is now the most important crop for the UK economy. Don’t just think of barley as being used to make beer and whisky, you could also do yourself a favour by including barley in your diet.