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What a Mouthful! A night of Beer Brewing and Poetry Performing

Held in a covered marquee (step-free access, cobble stones). Bring a jacket! Limited step-free access to rest of venue. Nearest disabled toilet 3-5 mins away. No U18s. Food served.
Past event - 2018
15 May Doors 18:30
Event 19:30-22:00
Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Close,
Manchester M15 6SY
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This night will celebrate all things mouthy! Starting with taste, we will explore the art of beer-making, visiting brewing methods through the ages. Moving on to communication, a fantastic art installation by an MMU student forms the centrepiece for a discussion on the language of hard science vs. “pseudo-science”. Lastly, hear just how poetic science can be, with a mini science-poetry workshop

Chemists, druggists and beer-doctors

Dr James Sumner (Lecturer in the History of Technology)
Soul Doubt Brew Co (Soul Doubt Brew Company)
Should we fear “chemical beer”? Historian Dr James Sumner demonstrates the bygone art of the “beer doctors”, who used chemical additives to stabilise the product. While scientific researchers supported innovation, rumours of poisonings caused public panic, tax-dodging worried the authorities, and the courts were faced with the question of whether it’s legal to brew with stinking fish…
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