RAGGED UNVERSITY BREWING UP AT THE FOREST
April 11th, 7-10 pm
Combining the art of learning with fun The Forest is pleased to host two talk by Ragged University on brewing and distilling
Brewing redux; centuries of brewing art and science in 45minutes by Andrew Barnett aka Barney.
Andrew started working in a brewery even before he was old enough to drink legally, his dad working for a brewery too. After a few years as a brewery dogsbody Andrew went to night-school in order to get onto the Heriot-Watt brewing & distilling course in Edinburgh. Other than a few short stints as a musician and a spell in advertising his working career has been in brewing & distilling companies.
In 2010 He quit a job for an international spirits co to set up his own business. Brewing seemed the obvious choice. In 2012 Andre moved into the home of Barney’s Beer – Summerhall. Which was a brewery site itself from approx. 1704 to 1909.
From Moonshine to Masters and the distillation of beer by Cory Mason
Brought up in California, and educated in NY for over 10 years Cory worked in some of the best bars and hotels, creating cocktails and training bartenders. The entire time that he was working to sell booze, he was also practicing at creating it.
What started as a hobby and modest bootlegging business has now led him to Scotland to complete an MSc in distilling and profession as a distiller. To Cory, distilling is the perfect mix of science, art, and craft. It is alchemy, allowing one to release the true essence of substance.
Come along to the Forest Cafe from 7pm and enjoy these social lectures. Grab a drink, have a bite to eat, enjoy music in the break, meet someone new.
Check out the website for more details - www.ragged-online.com