The Science of Fermentation Panel
Eugene Fermentation Panel
James Adler, Laboratory Technician, Ninkasi Brewing Company
Andrew Belzer, Enologist, King Estate Winery
Brian Coombs, Cellar Manager/Owner, Alesong Brewing & Blending
Matt Silva, Cider Maker, WildCraft Cider Works
Philip Lorenz, General Manager, Co-Founder, Nectar Creek Mead
Learn about various styles of fermentation and the impacts of proper yeast care from the best in the industry! Five local fermentation experts will discuss their quality control experiences with the microbes that produce alcohol. Explore the differences in “clean” and “wild” production, pros and cons of barrel usage, and preferred techniques in yeast maintenance. Moderated by Aaron Brussat of The Bier Stein and Northwest Brewing News.
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Febuary 23, 2017
Begins at 7:00pm
Ages 21+ Only
Ninkasi Brewing Co
155 Blair Blvd
Eugene, 3rd Floor
Science Pub Eugene: Beer Hues
Craft beer brewing is spreading rapidly all over the country, and Oregon is at the forefront. One of the ways that brewers check the quality of their final product is through Color. Color can be an indication of fresh ingredients, proper amounts, and ideal brewing temperatures.
In this talk, beer chemist Dana Garves will explore the way we perceive color in beer. Through a series of OMSI After Darks events, data was collected from over 250 people describing and estimating color of 12 local brews. Investigate with her the difference between observation, estimation, and measurement.
Dana Garves is the founder of Oregon BrewLab, a laboratory facility that provides affordable, fast, and local testing services for the fermentation industry. BrewLab offers precise and accurate alcohol analysis of beer, cider, mead, and kombucha to homebrewers, startups, and established facilities. Dana received her BS in Chemistry at the University of Oregon. In 2014, she joined the team that sent Beer Yeast into space. She has worked with numerous breweries nationwide, and built Ninkasi Brewing Company’s laboratory and sensory programs.
September 8th, 2016
Begins at 5:00pm
All ages welcome
Whirled Pies at Cozmic
199 West 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401
OMSI After Dark: Cider Festival
Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of cider or wine while learning about robots, tornadoes, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate. Grow your cider know-how. Drink up at our 3rd annual Ciderfest as we toast the history, tradition and science that goes into crafting cider. All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun! Join Oregon BrewLab for a demonstration of the brewing process. Everyone can participate in an experiment testing how drinkers perceive beer color in SRM units.
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Oregon Science Start-Up Forum
The Oregon Science Startup Forum is a one-day course in science entrepreneurship. Hear the startup experiences of science entrepreneurs from around Oregon. Learn from investors, intellectual property lawyers and experts in turning science into businesses. Equip yourself with specific steps to start a successful science business.
PDX Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Portland Beer Science Festival
Community-created, the Portland Beer Science Fest aims to help commercial brewers access the latest beer quality knowledge and technology. Discuss presentations from local beer scientists and explore different Quality Control programs.
Tour the actual lab from Willamette Valley Mobile Testing with Adam Fleck. In seconds get a $5 beer color test with Dana Garves from Oregon BrewLab. Discuss experimental beer with Charlie Johnson while touring the Labrewatory brewhosue. Browse OSU Fermentation Department beer science education posters. Enjoy food from Tamale Boy, great brews on tap, and geek out with fellow beer scientists.
April 1st, 2016
Begins at 5:00pm
Ages 21+ only
70 N Russell Street
Portland, OR 97227
The Science of Beer: Quality Panel
Learn about brewing the highest quality, most consistent beer from the best in the biz. Five local Eugene beer experts will discuss their quality control experiences as brewers, how sensory has helped their skills, and what’s in store for their brewery’s quality control program. Followed by an open Q & A. Raffle prizes include local brewery swag and a 1 hour beer quality consultation from Oregon BrewLab. Sign up to get automatically entered to win.
February 4th, 2016
Begins at 6:00pm
All ages welcome
Ninkasi Brewing Company
220 Blair Street
Eugene Oregon 97401
Aaron Brussat, Northwest Brewing News
Jason Carriere, Falling Sky Brewing
Ben Chambers, Ninkasi Brewing
Brian Coombs, Alesong Brewing & Blending
Dana Garves, Oregon BrewLab
Jules Lerdahl, Ninkasi Brewing