Wed, 21 Aug | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

A Natural History of Beer with Rob DeSalle - and Tastings!

A Natural History of Beer is a celebration of beer's science, history & impact on human culture. Join co-author Rob DeSalle for a fun evening where you'll sample several types of beer matching his discussion, courtesy of our friends Young Henrys! A perfect Father's Day Gift!
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A Natural History of Beer with Rob DeSalle - and Tastings!

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21 Aug 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

A Natural History of Beer is a celebration of beer—its science, history & impact on human culture. Join co-author Rob DeSalle for a fascinating (and lubricating!) evening. You'll be able to sample several types of beer to match Rob's discussion, courtesy of our good friends Young Henrys! 

An event and book that make for the perfect Father's Day (or any day) gift!

 

About the Book

What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. 

They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavours, how beer’s chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer.

Drawing from such diverse subject areas as animal behaviour, ecology, history, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall entertain and inform with their engaging stories of beer throughout human history and the science behind it all. Readers are invited to grab a beer and explore the fascinating history of its creation.

A Natural History of Beer is a celebration of beer—its science, its history, and its impact on human culture.

Praise

“DeSalle and Tattersall deliver a fun, factual, focused look at how beer first happened, how it happens every day, and just what's going on when it lands on your  tongue.”—Lew Bryson, Senior Drinks Writer for the Daily Beast.

About the Authors

Rob DeSalle is a curator at the American Museum of Natural History's Sackler Institute for Comparative Biology and its program for microbial research. Ian Tattersall is curator emeritus, AMNH Division of Anthropology. DeSalle and Tattersall co-authored A Natural History of Wine and The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs. They both reside in New York City. 

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