For reasons unknown to me, people feel disconnected from science, and some even openly distrust it, even though science is a part of daily life. Especially in beer. To get people more involved with all branches of science, Angel City Brewery has partnered with the Natural History Museum Los Angeles County on a new series of discussions called “Citizen Science + Suds.” The museum and brewery will present “panelists who will share stories, data, and the real-world impacts that happen when harnessing the power of the people.”
Of special interest to this column is the aspect of L.A.’s first-ever crowd-sourced beer. “The public can cast their votes for both the beer’s ingredients and name by attending the events, or by participating on social media, via @NatureinLA on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The voting deadline for ingredients will be February 9, and the deadline for a name for the beer will be March 9. Participants can taste the beer they helped create at the series finale on April 13.”
Here are the talks on tap at the DTLA brewery:
February 9, 2017 – Can Citizen Science Help Us Build a Better Los Angeles?
Taking a closer look at projects that impact conservation, urban planning, and homelessness in Los Angeles.
March 9, 2017 – Changing California One Citizen Science Project at a Time
Focusing on efforts that connect crowd-sourced data to marine conservation and social and environmental justice across the state.
April 13, 2017 – Can Citizen Science Save the World?
Maybe craft beer can lead the charge to a better world. RSVP.
The Beer of the Week comes from Boomtown Brewery who recently christened their new taproom space in DTLA. It is a classy space and what better than a classic beer to drink while relaxing on a couch or sitting at the bar? Mic Czech is their take on the Bohemian Pilsner with Noble hops used to make a clean and crisp beer with a flowery aroma.
Not too far away from Boomtown’s Jackson Street address is The Heights Deli and Taproom. The sign on the building declares craft beers and pizza, as well cheese and sandwiches. Your Homework is to check out the new-ish Lincoln Heights spot. You can choose to take-away your beer and food or you can sit outside on the patio after choosing from the clipboard adorned menu of 16 taps that has featured locals like Mumford Brewing and Indie Brewing.
Find more of Sean Inman’s writing on his blog, Beer Search Party.