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Science of Beer (21+)

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Adventure Science Center and Lipman Brothers present the 10th annual...

Science of Beer

Dec. 20, 2018  |  7-10pm

The Science of Beer is a one-of-a-kind craft beer festival that unites beer-lovers and science enthusiasts. By no means is this an ordinary beer festival… in addition to sampling choice brews, guests have access to the entire Science Center, including exciting hands-on science demonstrations, an awesome experience in the Sudekum Planetarium, and incredible interactive exhibits only the Science Center has to offer. Local partners have also engaged guests with demonstrations and discussions about homebrewing, cooking with beer, and distilling spirits. Must be 21 or older to attend.


Tickets will not be available at the door.


General – $60
Includes science center access, souvenir pint glass, and unlimited tastings.

Explorers' Lounge – SOLD OUT
Presented by Hap & Harry’s and Two Bits. Includes general ticket perks, PLUS entry to the Explorers' Lounge at 6pm with an exclusive tasting table, hors d'eouvres and a coat check.

Adventure Science Center Members
Our members can purchase tickets at either tier, and they'll receive a swag bag full of items from Sierra Nevada, Southern Firefly Candle Co., Dulce Desserts, and Adventure Science Center. (One bag per membership)

Event Details:

Explore the Science

Included with the price of admission!

  • Distillation Demonstrations
    Learn about the distillation process with our friends from Corsair Distillery and enjoy a sample of one of their tasty spirits, including Triple Smoke whiskey, Artisan Gin, Red Absinthe, Ryemageddon whiskey and Oatrage whiskey.
  • Test Your Taste Buds
    Join Dr. Tony Johnston and Middle Tennessee State University's Fermentation Science Dept. in a special challenge. How keen are your taste buds?
  • Earth Explorers Scavenger Hunt
    Dive deeper into our latest traveling exhibition, National Geographic presents: Earth Explorers, as you hunt out the answers to our challenging scavenger hunt.
  • Brews Under the Stars
    Enjoy a new experience in the Sudekum Planetarium, where you can come-and-go as you please, snag a brew under 6.5 million stars, and chat with Derrick and our planetarium team about astronomy.
  • Beerification
    Feel like a culinary mad scientist and experience beer in a whole new way as you experiment with a molecular gastronomy technique called spherification… using beer, of course! (While supplies last.)

Explore the BREW World

Confirmed Breweries


Hap & Harry’s (Explorers' Lounge only)
Turtle Anarchy


Ace Cider
Brooklyn Brewery
Hi Wire
Monday Night Brewing
Mother Earth
Napa Smith
Seattle Cider
Sierra Nevada
Red Hare


Brasserie Du Bocq (Belgium)
Brouwerij Verhaeghe (Belgium)
Browar Fortuna (Poland)
Chilero (Guatemala)
Einstock (Iceland)
Miloslawski (Poland)
Samuel Smith (England)
St Bernardus (Belgium)
Wooha (Scotland)


Explorers' Lounge

Presented by Hap & Harry’s and Two Bits

Special Guests: Rachel Cannon (Two Bits) & Corbett Ouellette (Hap & Harry's)

Starting at 6pm, you can step into the Explorers' Lounge to get your Science of Beer fun going! Enjoy a beer and snack pairing from our friends at Hap & Harry's and Two Bits and chat brewing methods from 6-6:30pm. Plus, you'll get a special gift from Bongo Java along with an Adventure Science Center Explorers Journal!

Exclusive Explorers' Lounge Brews:

  • Cedar Glades Session IPA, India Pale Ale brewed with honey malt and c40 grain. (Only available at the Science of Beer!)
  • Neon Leon, American-style Lager brewed with Pilsner malt, flaked rice, and Mandarina Bavaria hops. (Brewed in collaboration with local Grammy award-winning artists Kings of Leon.)
  • Bourbon Barrel Ale, limited release American-style Brown Ale aged in hickory barrels. (One of the last places you can get it!)

Exclusive Explorers' Lounge Food Pairings:

  • Tennessee Braised Brats, Foie gras, ground pork, onions, smoked bacon, micro greens and pickled mustard seeds.
  • The Burger Maid, Dry age beef blend, seasonal IPA soaked tobacco onions, minced Worcestershire mushrooms, Dijonasie and beer cheese.
  • Beer Brittle, Hard cracked sugar with Pilsner soaked peanut.

Rachel Cannon

Executive Chef of Operations
Tin Roof/Two Bits

Corbett Ouellette

Brewer Manager
Hap & Harry's Brewing Co.

Holiday Market & Live Music

Last minute shoppers rejoice!

NEW to this year's experience will help you bring joy to your fellow craft beer enthusiasts... a special holiday market! Enjoy live music from Porter Road Jug Band as you explore what giftables our friends from Craft Brewed, Montucky Brewing, Garr's Beer Co., Rocky Patel Cigars, and Southern Jerky Co. have to offer. 

While browsing the goods and talking with vendors is included with the price of admission, goods are an additional purchase. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Adventure Science Center.

Stomach Growling?

Head into Jack Wood Hall!

Our friends from Steaming Goat Food Truck will be serving up delicious sandwiches, nachos and tacos inside Jack Wood Hall (by the lobby) during the event.

Additional cost.

Official After-Party

Head on down to Two Bits!

Not ready for the fun to end? Already planning your sick day on Friday? Head over to Two Bits, show your Science of Beer wristband, and enjoy $3 drafts from 10pm to 1am. Plus, they have some totally rad games that are all free to play!

  • Retro arcade games, like Space Invaders, NBA Jam, Pac-Man & more
  • Card & board games
  • Video game consoles, like retro Nintendos and Segas
  • Shuffleboard, giant Jenga and giant Connect 4
  • Self-serve karaoke in the back room

Sponsored by:

Associate Sponsors:


Explorers Lounge Presented by:


Interested in becoming a Science of Beer sponsor? 
Contact Tim Sears at (615) 401-5055 or for more information.

We will be closed for annual maintenance on Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5 to make sure your next adventure is amazing!

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