Newton, NC – As part of an ongoing series of Adult STEAM programs, the Catawba County Library is coordinating a STEAM session for adults that focuses on the science of distillation. Featuring a distillery tour and a presentation about how grain becomes alcohol, the program will take place at noon on Saturday, March 30 at Warehouse Distillery (2628 Northwest Boulevard, Newton).

Western NC culture bears deep connections to the practice of distilling liquor, as evidenced by the once-common production of moonshine and the development of NASCAR as a way of transporting the product. These days, the making of liquor is more mainstream, and people are showing a renewed interest in both the history and the science.

At the seminar, representatives from Warehouse Distillery will talk about their own processes of making bourbon and whiskey, transforming the sugars found in corn and other grains into drinkable alcohol. Participants will also learn about the engineering required to design stills capable of producing alcohol commercially.
To reserve a space at the program, or to learn more about Adult STEAM sessions, please call Shelley Orr at 828.465.9494.

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