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Science of Beer is finally back!  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 at the Sudekum Planetarium, watch brew-inspired live science demonstrations, enjoy live music, and engage with local experts.

New this year, we will have a “Hometown” section that highlights some of your favorite local brews. After all, our incredible array of breweries makes us more than just Music City!

We’ll have food available for purchase as well. Follow us on social to be notified when we announce the list of breweries, food trucks, and more.

Thanks to Lipman for supporting Science of Beer!

Event Details

Thursday, April 21

Event Times:
VIP Access | 6pm
General Event | 7pm - 10pm

Ticket Types*:

  • VIP - $100 - includes entry one hour early (6 pm CST), a private lounge with food bites from Burger Republic, a souvenir pint glass for unlimited samples, and an exclusive planetarium show. Limited availability 
  • VIP Designated Driver - $65 - includes all of the above with the exception of a water bottle instead of a pint glass.
  • General Admission - $65 - includes standard entry at 7 pm, souvenir pint glass for unlimited samples, and a planetarium show (first-come, first-served)
  • General Admission Designated Driver - $30 - includes all of the above with the exception of a water bottle instead of a pint glass.

*No refunds or exchanges.

Members receive a $5 discount and receive a custom printed pint glass. >> Become a Member

Event Map

Click here to view the event map and list of activities.

Confirmed Breweries:

Einstok Olgerd
Hap & Harry's
Harding House Brewing Co
Hi-Wire Brewing
Honky Tonk Brewing Co
I Believe Brewing Company
Jackalope Brewing Company - The Ranch
Little Harpeth Brewing
Mayday Brewery
Monday Night Brewery
Montucky Cold Snacks
New Heights Brewing
OmmeGang Brewery
Ranch Water - Lone River Beverage Company
Scofflaw Brewing Co
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Sixpoint Brewery
Southern Grist Brewing Co
Stone Brewing Co
TailGate Brewery
TennFold Brewing
Terrapin Beer Co
The Black Abbey Brewing Company
Three Taverns Brewery
Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
Woodchuck Hard Cider
Yazoo Brewing Company

Timed Activities & Presentations

  • Night & Laser Lite Planetarium Show | 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm
    Enjoy a 10-minute highlight from our ever-popular Nightwatch program followed by 2 songs from our Foo Fighters laser show 
  • Live Science demonstrations at Cosmic Rays stage | 8pm & 9:30pm 
  • Beer Smackdown- Ale Vs Lager with TailGate Head Brewer, Dustin Wilson | 7:30pm & 8:30pm
  • The Science of Yeast from Bootleg Biology Yeast Wrangler, Don Graves | 7:45pm & 8:45pm 
  • Do you Have Good Taste with Cicerone Kendall Joseph | 8pm & 9pm 
  • Sustainability in Brewing from Jackalope Brewing Co-Owner, Bailey Spaulding | 8:15pm & 9:15pm 

Ongoing Activities & Demonstrations

  • Beer Body Skills Lab – Test your motor skills to see how alcohol impacts your brain function & agility 
  • Beer Crafts for Craft Beer – Design your own beer coaster in the Innovation Incubator (i2)
  • Try malted barley tea from our friends from Riverbend Malt  
  • Stop by the Tipsy Mule Hops booth to touch and learn about hops  
  • Ask MTSU’s Fermentation Science Deptartment about the Business of Fermentation
  • Hop-Up Science Demos – Be on the lookout for experiments throughout the building 

Event Tips & Info

  • Parking is free but very limited. You are encouraged to take a rideshare or cab service for your safety and ease of access.
  • All guests must be 21 and up, no exceptions.
  • Small bags and purses are allowed but subject to search.
  • The science center reserves the right to remove anyone deemed unruly.

Interested in volunteering at Science of Beer? Click here to sign up.

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