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400 Years in the Making: An Homage to the Birth of American Brewing

October 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sometimes beer meets science meets history in a really cool way. We’ve been working with Jamestown Rediscovery for some time now on a project that started with us harvesting some wild yeast on Jamestown Island with Dr. Stephen Fong from VCU College of Engineering and Dr. Grace Lim-Fong from Randolph-Macon College. We took that yeast and with the help of Dr. Lim-Fong, we isolated a strain to use in a beer. We brewed it in a traditional ale style with noble hops and heaps of persimmons and Bartmann Ale was born.

We’re excited to bring together all the folks who worked together to make this project a success to answer your questions! Moderated by award-winning beer writer, Lee Graves, our Q+A panel will feature:

Kate Lee, Hardywood VP of Operations and Quality
Brian Nelson, Hardywood VP of Production + Head Brewer
Dr. Stephen Fong, Professor of Chemical Engineering, VCU College of Engineering
Dr. Grace Lim-Fong, Professor of Biology, Randolph Macon Biology Department
David Givens, Director of Archaeology, Jamestown Rediscovery Project

We couldn’t let you leave without tasting the beer! There are two ticket options, one for lecture admission, and one that promises you a take-home bottle of Bartmann Ale. Both come with a drink ticket so you can taste the final product for yourself. (All ticket purchases will be ID’d upon arrival). All ticket proceeds + $1 from every additional bottle of Bartmann Ale sold will be donated back to Jamestown Rediscovery.


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