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  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 OPEN DAILY: Mon-Sun,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Science of Beer (21+)


Adventure Science Center and Lipman Brothers present the 9th annual Science of Beer on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.

The Science of Beer is an annual festival that celebrates local, U.S. and international craft beers featuring tastings of more than 70 craft brews and fun beer-science demonstrations and activities.

Tickets include admission to all exhibits and activities, unlimited tastings and a souvenir Science of Beer pint glass. Food is sold at an additional cost.

Interested in volunteering for the 2017 event? Contact
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Highlights from 2016:

New To 2016


Be among the first to taste Ignorance is Abyss, a sea salt caramel porter brewed by Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co. specifically for this event! See the announcement»

Live science show in Eureka Theater

Beer Jeopardy in the Sudekum Planetarium

Experience simulated weightlessness on the Moon Walk

Check out our feature on WSMV's Today in Nashville

Science Fun

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Liquid Nitrogen
Beer Ice Cream

Hands-on Activities
& Demonstrations

Science Center Exploration

  • Cooking with Beer at 7:45, 8:15, 9 & 9:30 p.m.
    Chef Jon Kern from The Pub Nashville will be demonstrating some exciting and interesting ways that beer can be used in cooking, joined by our scientists to make one of our favorite treats for dessert, liquid nitrogen ice cream, made with beer, of course.
  • Beer Jeopardy at 7:45, 8:14, 9 & 9:30 p.m.
    Consider yourself a beer savant? See how your knowledge compares with a rousing game of Jeopardy under the 63-foot Sudekum Planetarium dome!
  • Bar Games + Tricks
    Test out your skills in some typical bar games and find out the science behind some of the coolest tricks to impress your friends at the next get-together.
  • Feeling Dense?
    We’ll test a couple of experiments relating to density, of our oceans and of our beer. Find out how water plays a huge role in making beer and how water content -and the content of that water- determines other factors. It all has to do with density!
  • Beer + Jerky Pairings
    Ever wondered what jerky pairs best with your beer? Our friends from KRAVE will help you figure it out with complimentary pairing samples.
  • Homebrewing 101
    Learn the basics of how to make beer on your own with our friends from Craft Brewed.
  • Live Screen Printing
    Make your own souvenir Science of Beer t-shirt with our friends from Hip Hues. (additional cost)

Food Options

daddys-dogs  steaminggoat

(additional cost)

Confirmed Breweries

Ace Cider
Blue Pants
Crazy Mountain
Falls City
Founding Fathers
Ghost River
Jolly Pumpkin
Kentucky Ale
Left Hand
Merchant Du Vin
Mighty Swell
Oskar Blues
Pacific Coast
Redstone Meadery
Sierra Nevada
Southern Prohibition
Turtle Anarchy

Sponsored by:

Brewery Partner:

Pint Glass & Printing Sponsor:

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

800 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
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