Drinking a bunch of beers will probably not make you better at math and science; however, it could make someone else better at math and science. A brewery in Cincinnati is releasing a new beer with a portion of the proceeds going to support a non-profit dedicated to encouraging STEM education. That’s short for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math” for those of you who spend more time at the bar than at PTA meetings.
MadTree Brewing opened back in 2013, stating that it was “founded with a very scientific approach to brewing beer.” For example, the Ohio brewery says its forthcoming release, Entropic Theory IPA, was the result of more than 20 different recipe iterations, “a close partnership of the brewers and lab staff,” according company lab manager, Ellen Lehman. “It was a really rewarding process to use science to create art.”
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That said, pretty much all breweries incorporate some level of science into their production (yeast are living microorganisms, after all), but for Entropic Theory, MadTree decided to put some of its money where its mouth is. The brewery has teamed up with the local non-profit iSPACE, which seeks to “spark curiosity and inspire interest” in children to further their STEM education. From there, students could go on to become computer scientists, nuclear engineers or, uh, brewers.