If you've ever come up with a bright idea after a few beverages, here's an event you'll be able to relate to: Pint of Science. From May 14 to 16, a selection of Brisbane pubs will welcome some of the country's cleverest minds to chat about their current scientific research. You'll learn all about new discoveries, technologies and advancements — and maybe even discover what's in your pint.
Yes, 'What's in Your Pint?' is the name of one session — brewing is the oldest biotechnological process known to mankind, after all — with the rest of the Brissie schedule touching upon a range of topics. Virtual reality, the use of apps for keeping healthy, neuroscience and predicting the weather are just some of the subjects up for discussion by an array of scientists. Another (and a rather relevant one): reversing alcohol's influence on your noggin.
Sessions run at 7pm each night, with doors opening at 6.30pm — and each will only set you back $6. To boost your brain over a few brews, head to The Paddo, Loft West End, The Normanby, The Brat Cave or Catchment Brewing, but get in quick as some are already selling out.