The Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: Beer at Kings County Distillery

Taught by Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma

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Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma. 



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Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He co-founded the Brainery, is the sciencey half of Masters of Social Gastronomy, has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin, and loves Waffle House about eighteen times more than you.

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Beer! If there's a culinary crossroads of history and science, beer's just about it.

Sarah will be looking at the history of beer through the lens of what it has given humanity, other than a nasty hangover. This includes guilty pleasures like soda pop and power hours, alongside the twin villains of the past and present, witches and straws.

As a True American, Soma is statutorily bound to explain what makes an IPA the perfect encapsulation of Manifest Destiny, and how hops (and the chemicals hiding inside!) conquered the world. Not content to stick to the plant kingdom, he'll also dive down into the yeasts and bacteria that help turn a pile of grain into a successful night out.

We’ll also be welcoming special guest Otis Gray of the Hungry Podcast to share the history of malt liquor in the USA. 

This talk will be held at Kings County Distillery, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the 299 Sands Street entrance. Entrance details will be provided the day before the event.  21+ only. This event will be a mix of seating and standing room. Doors will open at 6:30, with talks beginning around 7pm.

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