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One small step for beer, one giant step for beer-kind

Blast off! New meteorite brew lands in Wellington Brewery for Royal City Science
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Have you ever thought of having a taste of meteorite in your beer?

Royal City Science has teamed up with Wellington Brewery to bring a Gibeon meteorite from space infused beer called Dark Matter Quantum Lager.

The beer has notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and hint of tart blackberry with a straw-gold, purple colour when it pours. At random, food grade glitter is in some of the cans to make it a cosmic pour. 

The beer will help raise money for the Royal City Science, which now has charity status and will bring a science centre to Guelph. The proceeds from the beer purchases, 50 cents per can will be donated to Royal City Science.

The centre will serve as a hub for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. 

From May 18 to June 8 there will be speaker series events with science themes. The events will switch breweries from week to week; the first event will be at Wellington Brewery.

This speaker for the opening event is Joanne O'Meara, University of Guelph physics professor talk through the science of bubbles in beverages like champagne.

The second talk will be led by Glen Pyle, professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Guelph and he will be speaking about how heart disease greatly impacts women.  The June 1 talk will be led by Glynis Perrett, planetary scientist and teacher at St. John's Kilmarnock school in Waterloo, it will be about meteorites and how to find them in the universe.

Event dates and times:

Wednesday, May 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Wellington Brewery. 

Wednesday, May 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Fixed Gear Brewing Co.

Wednesday, June 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Brothers Brewing Company.

The June 8 event has yet to be announced. 

To learn more about the events and tickets click here