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ECHO AfterDark is what grown ups do when they go out on the town in Burlington, Vermont.

At ECHO AfterDark we mix up the perfect cocktail for the intellectually adventurous: one part science, one part intrigue and two parts fun, served nicely within the beautiful atmosphere of ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. Socialize among the fish, frogs, turtles and other wildlife while engaging in hot topics of the day. ECHO AfterDark events are designed to engage our dynamic and growing adult audience.

All proceeds benefit ECHO Open Door educational access program.

All ECHO AfterDark events are 21+ unless otherwise noted. For more information email afterdark@echovermont.org.

ECHO AFTERDARK SCHEDULE 

Monday, September 15, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Firkin Monday Real Ale Cask Beer
ECHO AfterDark has teamed up with over a dozen regional breweries to present 15 varieties of one-of-a-kind brews created in casks or ‘firkins. Brewers will be on hand to present their one-of-a-kind "real ales" and describe the ingredients and process they used to create them. The event is limited to 500 guests and will take place in Hoehl Park, on the south side of ECHO (the grass near the Navy Memorial) from 6 to 9 p.m. (Rain site is inside ECHO’s Lakeside Hall). Ticket sales are limited to 500 guests and will go on sale online to the general public on Friday, August 29 at 9 a.m. Prices are $20 for ECHO members and $25 for non-members. Guest receive 15 tasting tickets, a commemorative tasting glass and food provided by Bluebird Tavern.

Tuesday, September 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Café Scientifique Program: Coffee
Rick Peyser and Martha Caswell: Changes and Opportunities face by small-scale coffee farming families, Food for Farmers and what can consumers do. Free for ECHO members, $5 non-members.

Thursday, October 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Cider
Join cider makers from around Vermont and the world to experience this rapidly growing drink segment. Learn about fermentation, apple varieties, local agriculture, and so much more. Special tastings, commemorative glass, and special culinary treats.

Tuesday, October 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Café Scientifique Program: Coffee
Katlyn Morris, Ernesto Mendez: Agroecology & Rural Livelihoods. Environmental issues facing coffee farmers. Free for ECHO members, $5 non-members.

Tuesday, November 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Café Scientifique Program: Coffee
Spencer Turner and Dan Cox: Coffee Quality – Farm to Cup. This discussion will identify how coffee quality is managed for both green and roasted coffee and how coffee quality is measured by professionals. Free for ECHO members, $5 non-members.

Tuesday, December 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Café Scientifique Program: Coffee
Russ Kramer and Lindsey Bolger: The development of tools for farmers as they confront challenges associated with climate change, with an emphasis on World Coffee research and CINICAFE in Columbia. Free for ECHO members, $5 non-members.

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