NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences and Magnolia Brewing Company have teamed up to debut Magnolia Aliciella Bitter, the museum’s first signature craft beer. Brewed with plant types found on the Academy’s iconic Living Roof, including yarrow, rose hips, sage, and honeysuckle, this English golden bitter ale will be served on tap at the Academy’s weekly NightLife events starting Thursday, February 12.
Magnolia Aliciella Bitter is inspired by daring Alice Eastwood, the Academy scientist who heroically risked her life for her craft. In the chaotic aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire, Eastwood raced through the still-simmering ashes of a severely damaged Academy building to rescue precious plant specimens, recognizing that their value was far too great to risk losing. The genus Aliciella was named to honor this bold scientist and barrier-breaking botanist who laid the groundwork for the Academy’s world-class scientific collection and whose resilience embodies the spirit of San Francisco. Show Less