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13th Anniversary: Science of Beer Festival

This unique, 21+ event unites the beer-lover and science enthusiast in everyone. In addition to enjoying unlimited craft beer samples from around the world, guests have access to the entire science center filled with interactive hands-on exhibits. Take in a starry show in the Sudekum Planetarium, watch brew-inspired live science demonstrations, and engage with local experts.

Event Details

Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm 
Ticket Price: $65
Designated Driver Ticket: $30

Each ticket to this one-of-a-kind beer festival includes:
  • Unlimited beer samples from local, national, and international breweries
  • Educational demonstrations diving into brew science
  • Kid-free, after-hours access to the science center
  • Shows in the award-winning Sudekum Planetarium
Confirmed Breweries (To Date):

Abita Beer

Creature Comforts Brewing

Duvel Beer

Einstök Beer

Fat Bottom Brewing

Hap & Harry's

Hi-Wire Brewing

Jackalope Brewing Company

Little Harpeth Brewing

Mayday Brewing

Monday Night Brewery

Montucky Cold Snacks

Music City Brewers

Nashville Brewing Co

Oskar Blues Brewery

Ranch Water - Lone River Beverage Company

Rock'N Dough Pizza & Brewery

Scofflaw Brewing Co

Sierra Nevada Brewing

Southern Grist Brewing Co

Tennfold Brewing

Terrapin Beer Co

TN Brew Works

Woodchuck Hard Cider

Yazoo Brewing Co


Food Options:

Daddy's Dogs

TN Tatercakes

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream


Timed Activities (Times TBA):
Beer Science Presentations:

Growing Hops!
A Tennessee hop grower walks through the process of growing hops in Tennessee from planting to collaborating with the local brewery.

The Art & Science of Tasting Beer
Learn about sensory perception and how it impacts your "perfect pint" from an Advanced Cicerone and Certified BJCP Beer Judge.

Nashville's Brewing History
A brief look into Nashville's 200-year brewing history from the early 19th century through the modern-day craft-beer movement.

Tools of the Trade
A homebrewers' guide to the equipment that brings beer to life.

Planetarium Shows + Talks:

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show Sampler
Enjoy a sample-sized version of our sell-out laser show commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon.

Ask an Astronomer
Between laser shows, enjoy a few open sessions in the Sudekum Planetarium where you can enjoy a starry sky or a quick jump out to view a galaxy and ask our resident experts about all things space related.


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