Practical Fermentation: The Chemistry of Beer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Katherine Gawel
24 Kulick Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004
United States
Scheduled Speaker:
Peter Sibilski, FAIChE, P.E.
Amateur Wine and Beer Maker
As we break for the summer, we take a look at one of the most important and arguably practical of chemical processes – fermentation. Useful in so many ways, what could be more useful than its use to make beer?
According to Wikipedia: “Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that beer was produced as far back as about 7,000 years ago in what is today Iran. This discovery reveals one of the earliest known uses of fermentation and is the earliest evidence of brewing to date. In Mesopotamia, the oldest evidence of beer is believed to be a 6,000-year-old Sumerian tablet depicting people drinking a beverage through reed straws from a communal bowl.”
Part of the presentation will be an overview of AIChE’s 1st Beer Brewing Competition. This is an AIChE Nationally sponsored event. If you brew beer and are interesting in entering, and/or being part of the team being formed by the North Jersey Section, we encourage you to attend this meeting. More details can be found at:
Arrangements have been made for private use of the Tasting Room, a VIP Brewery tour and beer tastings – 13 beers on tap. A light dinner and soft drinks will also be served. All are welcome, (must be 21 years old to participate in the tastings). Space is limited, so please reserve as soon as possible.
Cricket Hill Brewery
24 Kulick Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004 973-276-9415
Registration and NETWORKING 6:00 to 6:30 PM
Dinner 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Presentation, Tour, and Tastings: 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Members & Guests: $25 
Retired Members: $15 
Students (with Current ID): Free!
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