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James Smagala

Center for Disease Control in Madison, WI

Hey, Hold My Beer...I'm Going to Try Science!

PRESENTED ON AUG 28, 2014
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 10

The rise of modern civilization and all advances in the biological and medical sciences are linked...to beer! The rise of agrarian society, the understanding of water chemistry, and the search for food preservation techniques for shipping will culminate in the first genomic sequence of eukaryotic cells, models for cancer and heart disease and a myriad of delicious malted beverages.

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What the Hell Is Beer?

BY MAX SPANG
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 23, 2012

Think you like beer more than Max? We somehow doubt it, and this fun presentation by the beerblogger and homebrewer should help convince you. Let Max guide you through the history of beer, and show just how much it can be enjoyed. (in English)

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Thank God for Beer

BY MICHAEL BRISCHETTO
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2012

Michael  Brischetto takes us through a humourous history of beer, making sure to also share the benefits of beer. He finishes off by talking about his passion for micro-breweries.

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Local Craft Beer

BY JOHN CAMPBELL
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 07, 2011

John Campbell speaks about his experience in the beer brewing industry. He also explores the growth of new brewing business in Louisville as it expand. 

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I Sell Taps

BY JONO CORFE
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Lawyer Jono Corfe talks about pubs and beer. Beer is truly a golbal phenomenon. What is the connection between beer and a law degree?

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The Art & Science of Mixology

BY JASPER ADAMS
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

"Making cocktails and tending bar is a process that evolves from science into art. Doing the science beforehand enables the art during service." 

From "The Art & Science of Mixology" from PechaKucha Asheville Vol. 8, Asheville Organizer Jasper Adams, beverage manager at Table restaurant and The Imperial Life bar in Asheville and co-founder of Ninebar Creative, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the science and the work behind the beauty of cocktails and the craft of tending bar.

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Brewed Awakenings

BY SEAN ENNS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 26, 2015

Join Sean Enns, writer, local food advocate, and student of beer history on a tour of Nanamo's colourful, brewing past, present, and future.

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Chugability, Commodity Fetishism, and Other Analogs in Your Pint of Beer

BY BEN EDMUNDS
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Ben Edmunds gives a freewheeling overview of the way that pleasure, labor and politics go into every pint of your favorite craft beer.

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From Barrel to Bottle

BY WILL DRUCKER
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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Twenty Beers That Changed My Life

BY MARK PHILLIPS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

Mark Phillips talks about his discovery of craft beer and shares the 20 beers that have changed his life. A personal journey of discovery and appreciation, whilst trying to remain sober! Cheers to good beer and a wonderful life!