The Science of Brewing’: a free event for beer lovers

BEER connoisseurs and lovers are invited to discover the science of beer and the art of brewing at an adults-only, free event with Metalman Brewery’s Tim Barber at Tully’s Bar in Waterford city at 8pm on Thursday, May 9th.‘The Science of Brewing’ is a casual and fascinating gathering and marks the official launch of the Bealtaine Living Earth Festival. It runs from May 18 to 26 across the south east, includes over 50 free events for adults, schools and all the familyand celebrates biodiversity in the region.

Grainne Walsh and Tim Barber, co-founders of Metalman Brewery

Grainne Walsh and Tim Barber, co-founders of Metalman Brewery

Tim Barber from Waterford’s local Metalman Brewery will enlighten those gathered for the free and fun event about beer and what biodiversity has got to with it, Calmast’s Dr Cordula Weiss said.
“We will learn about the science of brewing. In the spirit of this year’s theme of the UN’s International Day of Biological Diversity – Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health – we’re delighted to launch the 2019 Bealtaine Living Earth Festival at Tully’s Bar together with more than 40 festival partners in the South-East,” she explained

Other free events on the programme, organised by Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Engagement Centre, include a climate change event with Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann and others. The Bealtaine programme is also packed with free events to mark Fascination of Plants Day (18 May) and International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May).Naturalist and Author, Zoë Devlin; Marie Power,The Sea Gardener; Eric Dempsey, Bird Expert (Birds Ireland) and Author and more are involved in a host of other free events. For more, log on to and check out Facebook for the events: @BealtaineBiodiversity

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