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PrintBack by popular demand, Cape Fear Museum will host the “History of Science and Alcohol 2.0” on Thursday.

Science and history are front and center during the event, slated for 7-10 p.m. Thursday at the museum, which will explore the craft beer industry and feature local brewers, according to a notice from the museum.

“Hear local expert brewers from Flytrap Brewing and Good Hops Brewing talk about what turns malt, yeast, hops and water into your favorite brews,” the notice states. “Conduct chemistry experiments to learn more about the brewing process. Use your senses to match brewing ingredients with craft beer.

“Find out how Barley Labs turns spent grain into pet treats and how Veggie Wagon uses it to make treats for people. Learn about home brewing with Wilmington Brewing Company and Home Brew Supply. Discuss hangover prevention and remedies with Happy Hour Vitamins.”

The program will feature a history of alcohol, including historic bottles and artifacts from the museum’s collection.

Live music will be provided by Big Al Hall. Beer pretzels from Rebel Baking Company and specialty craft beer from Bombers Bev Co. will be available for purchase.

Attendees who visit up to 10 stations will be registered to win one of the following:

  • Tickets to JJ Grey and Mofro from 98.3 The Penguin
  • Brewery tour tickets from the Port City Brew Bus
  • Beer essentials from Wilmington Homebrew Supply
  • Gift certificate from the Rebel Baking Company
  • N.C. Beer T-shirts and N.C. Home stickers
  • Dog and beer lover gift box from Barley Labs
  • Beverage insulators from Freaker USA

Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit Tickets are also available at the door. Proceeds benefit Cape Fear Museum Associates Inc. which exists to help fund museum exhibitions, educational programs and community awareness.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market St., is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information visit