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UWSP faculty expert to discuss Wisconsin’s beer heritage

By Patrick Lynn

The public is invited to hear about the important role beer has played in Wisconsin’s past.

Terese Barta, associate professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will discuss the important role beer has played in human civilization, history, and culture.

Terese Barta. (Contributed)

“Wisconsin’s Beer Heritage” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St.

A microbiologist, Barta said she is fascinated by the biology and chemistry of beer, as well as its history. Throughout her teaching career, she has found ways to combine her academic training with brewing, beginning when she started as a faculty member at what is now UW-Stevens Point at Wausau.

Barta started the first homebrewing club in the area and conducts outreach to professional brewers through a “Microbiology for Brewers” workshop she teaches several times per year through UWSP’s Continuing Education.

This is the second talk in the eight-part 2019-20 Community Lecture Series. The public can attend free of charge.

For more information on the Community Lecture Series, visit www.uwsp.edu/cols/lectureseries or email [email protected]

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