About 50 people attended what we are hoping will be the first annual Unhopped Iron Brewer Challenge in support of the UWM/Honor’s College Brew Garden Initiative. First place was awarded to the Iron Age Elixir produced by Kevin Cullen (Neville Museum, Green Bay). The People’s Choice award went to John Mesch (UWM Restaurant Operations) for his Sweet Dreams Gruit Ale.
On Friday December 8, 2017 from 6:00-8:30pm in SAB G90 the Brew Garden initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will hold a tasting competition with three judges, all professionals associated with local businesses involved in brewing or dispensing fermented beverages, choosing the top three brews.
Perofessor Arnold presented two public lectures entitled “The Past on Tap: Feasts and Fermented Brews in Ancient Europe” at the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Bacchus Uncorked program on July 15 and 16, 2017.
The premiere showing at the Louvre in Paris on June 15, 2017 will be followed by a seven day broadcast on the French/German television channel ARTE beginning on June 17th.
The culmination of the gateway class for the Fermentation Studies certificate, taught for the first time in spring 2017, was the presentation and evaluation of the beverages produced by those students who had opted to do both a paper and try their hand at fermentation.
The collaborative project taking shape just to the west of the UW-Milwaukee Honors College on Newport Ave. was well attended, with students, faculty and guests from Lakefront Brewery and other community organizations taking a hand in planting seven trees along the western edge of what will eventually become the full-fledged garden.
Keltenbräu 2.0 – Lambic Braggot
Brewed for FoodBev 102 “Taste: The Culture & Science of Fermentation” (February 9, 2017)
Brewed by Bettina Arnold and Josh Driscoll
Juellinge’s Prize: An Iron Age Ale
Brewed for Wisconsin Science Festival (October 22, 2016)
Power Drinking in Prehistoric Europe
Brewed by Josh Driscoll
The new Science and Culture of Fermentation Certificate program kicked off in the Spring 2017 semester with a team-taught gateway course that includes faculty and instructional staff from the College of Letters and Science as well as the Honors College and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. We are hoping to be able to offer the course once a year – non-traditional students are welcome!