River Institute blending science and beer with Beau’s
CORNWALL, Ontario – One thing most people don’t expect to find in a bottle of beer is a lesson in nature and science.
But right down to the last drop is an ancient fermenting process that blends the two subjects into a perfect brew.
The St. Lawrence River Institute and the Cornwall Public Library are hosting ‘ The Science, Nature and Art of Brewing Great Beer with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company and Steve Beauchesne’ as a part of their ongoing speaker series.
The event is happening on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Cornwall Public Library at 7 p.m.
“We like to turn science on its head, I don’t think people think about science when they think about beer,” said Karen Douglass Cooper, River Institute communications officer.
Cooper described Beau’s, a family-owned organic brewery based out of Vankleek Hill, ON, as a champion for both the ecology and community.
Recently they became the first- ever Canadian brewery, and one of only three in the world, to be certified as a Benefit Corporation or ‘B Corp.’ This designation recognizes a forprofit entity that has achieved an exceptionally high level of social and environmental performance.
“We like to balance equal parts of art and science when making our beers,” said Steve Beauchesne, of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company.
Beau’s unique style of brew uses water from local ecosystems. Their bog water beer was inspired by the Alfred Bog, a local 10,000 year old peat bog that is home to many rare or endangered plants and animals.
“We want to get the message out that science is pretty practical,” said Cooper. “It’s not just a person in a white lab coat with a beaker and a microscope. We want people to think twice about the things that they use and are doing.”
Call 613-936-6620 to reserve your seat or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science is mixing with beer at the upcoming River Institute speaker series with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company and Steve Beauchesne on Nov. 27. Pictured: Father and son, Steve (left) and Tim Beauchesne, owners of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company.