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Golden Beer Talks – Dr. John Spear: Why Microbes Matter

Plan to attend tomorrow night’s Golden Beer Talk at Windy Saddle Cafe.  Dr. John Spear from the School of Mines will discuss the invisible microbial world.  With both traditional cultivation approaches and recent molecular approaches of DNA and RNA sequencing, work in the microbial world is beginning to reveal the secrets of life and its evolution.  With an examination of the kinds of microbes that are in rocks, the kinds of microbes that cause corrosion of steel and the kinds of microbes that are critical for water treatment, new possibilities become apparent for biotechnology—how to work with mine tailings, how to work with rust, how to make a better protein and how to make a better beer!

Our featured Golden brewery will be Barrels & BottlesWindy Saddle will be serving Chicken Spinach Dahl and Vegetarian Dahl.  Dinner and beer will be available at 6, and the talk will begin at 6:40.  For more information, visit

The Golden Urban Renewal Authority board will meet tonight at 6:30.  They will discuss the proposed urban renewal project along Colfax Avenue.  They will also consider grant requests from Golden Moon Speakeasy, the owners of the building that houses both Golden Moon and Windy Saddle, Foothills Art Center, Golden Moves, Golden Earth Days, and the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.  They will also consider a sponsorship request from the Grand Fondo.  For more information, visit GURA’s meetings page.