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The Art & Science of Craft Beer

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm View more Events

Beauty of Beer

To brew good beer, you need clean water.

Calling all enthusiasts! Come to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm for an engaging day of talks and tastings for creators and lovers of all things beer. Expect experts and homebrewers, mixing and mingling and getting all frothy - it's the Art & Science of Craft Beer.

On hand for the day will be panelists and pourers from:


10:00-10:15 - Arrivals and welcome

10:15-11:00 - Plenary talk: "Clean Water, Great Beer" with Tributary Brewing Company's master brewer Tod Mott and the Wells Reserve

11:15-12:30 - 25-minute expert panels and Q&A sessions on:

  1. The Chemistry of Beer - Abraham Lorrain from Funky Bow Brewery and Dr. Luci Benedict from the University of Southern Maine Quality Control Collaboratory
  2. The Craft of Beer - Patrick Chavanelle from Allagash Brewing Company and Ryan Houghton from The Hop Yard
  3. The Community of Beer - Heather Sanborn from Rising Tide Brewing Company

12:30-1:30ish - Food truck lunch and many beer tastings in the barn

IMPORTANT NOTE: a $10 food truck lunch voucher is included in the workshop ticket price.

Eventbrite - The Art & Science of Craft Beer

Brewers' Words of Wisdom

"Water is the most vital component in the brewing process."

—Tod Mott, Tributary

"I started to put that biology to good use. We opened a brewery."

— Abraham Lorrain, Funky Bow

This workshop is part of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm's 2017 "Summer of Art & Science" program season of concerts, lectures, readings, workshops, and the POWER OF PLACE outdoor sculpture show. Discover more at

Date & Time

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Regular Price: $50.00
Discounted Price: $40.00

For Wells Reserve programs, members of Laudholm Trust enjoy discount pricing.
Discounts offered for other programs, if any, are included in the full description above.


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