“Science on Tap” RECOVER at Saltwater Brewery

A can of craft beer emblazoned with a powerful image of a bull mahi-mahi. Called the Screaming Reels IPA, it is a signature beer from Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida. This microbrewery is merging the active fishing lifestyle with its delicious craft beers – a combination that works well in an ocean-centric south Florida.

On March 24th Saltwater Brewery hosted RECOVER at their brewery tasting room in Delray Beach. Dr. Martin Grosell, Dr. Georgina Cox, and Ph.D. students Lela Schlenker and Christina Pasparakis gave a series of short presentations on their research to an enthusiastic and diverse crowd. The team brought with them a working swim chamber, which functions like a fish treadmill. In the lab, these swim chambers collect data on how fish swim and respond under different conditions. The RECOVER team also brought live mahi-mahi embryos and larvae to view under microscopes, providing attendees an opportunity to see the very familiar local-fish in a new way.

After the presentations, Saltwater Brewery’s co-founder, Peter Agardy, gave the RECOVER team a personal tour of the brewery facility and to see first hand how they brew and can their beers.

Saltwater Brewery staff has previous visited the University of Miami’s hatchery facility where mahi-mahi are bred and raised in captivity for research.

To learn more about Saltwater Brewery visit their website and follow them on social media for special beer release information.