by Andrew Crisp
After his demonstration on the fermentation process, Discovery Center of Idaho education director Woody Sobey unveiled a treat for Wednesday, April 25's Adult Night Science of Brewing audience: a pony keg containing a beer designed to exhibit the spirit of the DCI.
"How many of you out there want to try sticky-kid-hand beer?" asked Sobey. "Well, how about Dawn dish soap beer? Peanut butter and jelly beer?"
Joking aside, the keg contained the "explosion" brew, featuring notes of Chipotle and malt dried over an open flame. The result was a fiery, smokey blend of flavor that led to a lot of burnt tongues.
The spicy beer was no match, however, for the evening's other offerings. Payette and Crooked Fence passed out porters and IPAs aplenty, while the Boise Home Brewer's Club poured samples indoors.
The result was an evening of childlike wonder, perhaps hastened by the effects of alcohol hitting attendees' brains. Check out the video below for more on DCI's Science of Brewing event.