Did you ever wonder what was lurking in your drink? This is a question I had for the general public, more specifically, the over 21 crowd. I strive to communicate science in creative and approachable ways to increase its relatability to the mainstream public. As a result of my science accessibility mission one of my favorite projects to date was conceived.
A brainchild idea was born.... swabbing prehistoric bones I found in a Virginia swamp to find yeast capable of fermenting to make tasty beer. After a few, some not so successful, trials a delicious beer was produced. Now people can discuss fossils, evolution, molecular biology and chemistry while enjoying a pint of beer brewed to begin this conversation!