Yeasty Goodness Program focuses on the science behind beer and bread making




(RED HOOK, NY) – Learn about the wonders of fermentation and the science behind brewing beer and backing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Bread & Bottle in Red Hook when Red Hook Public Library and Bard College’s Center for Civic Engagement partner with a local business to a month-long series of science discussions. A presentation will be given regarding the chemistry and biology behind yeast’s magical properties and how the microorganism contributes to the flavors we love. The restaurant’s co-owner and baker will be present to offer tips and tricks as well.


This program is free and open to the public.


The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life. Through its educational endeavors in the United States and abroad, CCE demonstrates a firm conviction that institutions of higher education can and should operate in the public interest.


Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.


For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241. The library is located at 7444 S. Broadway in Red Hook and on the Web at