Featuring tastings, beer-centric lectures and demonstrations, accordion music, and lots of sausage, sauerkraut and pretzel tasting, its not just about getting loaded. The history of the world can be told through culinary history. What people ate and why they ate it all tells the story of their culture, technology and relationships to those around them, says Amy Potts, Director of Adult Education for the HMNS.
Theres also the religious angle of brewing, as laid out in The Hymn to Nikasi, a divine little poem about brewing dating back about 6,000 years. Many people today consider drinking beer a religious experience, but for those in ancient times the fermenting process brought a safe, drinkable beverage with medicinal and mystical benefits that were considered a gift from the heavens, Potts says. Praise the Lord and pass the keg! 7 p.m. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. $38 to $48.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2011