At the Corvallis Science Pub on February 12, Tom Shellhammer will discuss how these new varieties are shaping the craft beer industry. Science Pub begins at 6 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis and is free and open to the public. Starting in April, the audience at Science Pub will be limited, and attendees will need to preregister.

“Hop forward beer styles, such as the India pale ale (IPA), are the most popular craft beer styles in the United States. Many people love them, while some are turned off by their bitterness or their overabundance on beer menus,” said Shellhammer, the Nor’Wester endowed professor of fermentation science in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University.

Shellhammer will explore the underlying science of hop-forward beers and how hop variety and production practices come together to create a diverse range of beers that feature intensely hoppy flavor.

Podcasts of previous Corvallis Science Pub events on topics such as the roadside geology of Oregon and the bond between people and dogs are available at

Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

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Nick Houtman, [email protected], 541-737-0783


Tom Shellhammer, [email protected], 541-737-9308

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