What: Join Virginia Tech expert Sean O'Keefe and Port City Brewing Company's Quality Control Manager Crystal Fraley for a fireside chat on the science behind beer and a tasting of four classic beer styles. Pick up a Port City Brewing Company variety pack at their Alexandria location (offering curbside pick-up orders) or at your local beverage retailer to participate in the tasting and/or join us to learn about what goes on behind the scenes of beer making.

When: July 16, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual tasting and discussion via Zoom. Register here.

Who: Virginia Tech and Port City Brewing Company

  • Sean O’Keefe is a professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech. A home brewer himself, O’Keefe started the Brewing Science and Technology course that has a chemistry foundation, but also looks at the historical and cultural significance of brewing, tasting, and exploring a variety of beer styles.

  • Crystal Fraley is the Quality Control Manager at Port City Brewing Company. She is a self-described yeast enthusiast who has worked in the beverage industry for almost a decade.

Schedule an interview
To schedule an interview with our experts in advance of the public Zoom session, please email Shannon Andrea or call 703-399-9494.

About Tech on Tap
Learning happens everywhere. Tech on Tap is a regular community speaker series that informs, educates, and raises questions about the impact of new technologies on society, equity, and policy. Topics include the types of issues and problems Virginia Techʼs Innovation Campus in Potomac Yard will explore.


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