Embracing the spirit of Oktoberfest, the Tech Museum of Innovation will host its very own “Geektoberfest” on Sep. 29. Guest are invited to explore the biology of beer and taste unique beers from local and regional breweries.

Continuing the success of the Creative Collisions program, The Tech has partnered with BioCurious to unleash the “science of suds.” Danny Haeg, director of Creative Collisions, says that the event will be more than just another beer festival. “It’s the ultimate exploration of the explosion of craft and home brewing, fueled by the surge of interest in biology and biohacking.”

BioCurious, a Sunnyvale-based company partnering on the event, is the world’s first hackerspace designed specifically for biology. “Biology isn’t the most approachable topic, so we’re thrilled to encourage people to channel their enthusiasm for beer into a passion for biology itself,” said Eri Gentry, co-founder of BioCurious.

The Tech will also lead a “Beerification” activity where guests can transform liquid beer into gummies through molecular gastronomy techniques.

Featured brewers at the event will include Ale Industries, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Black Hammer Brewing, Blue Oak Brewing Co., DasBrew, Discretion Brewing, FireHouse Grill & Brewery, Fort Point Beer Company, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, Half Moon Bay Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Method Brewing, North Coast Brewing Co., Redwood Coast Cider, Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers, and Uncommon Brewers.

A special Beer Lab event will be hosted on the roof of The Tech. For a couple extra dollars, attendees will have access to a select VIP patio area complete with music and food. Beer and food pairings will also be available along with personal meetings with the brewers.