Event Details

5th Annual Chem E Home Brew Event

Advanced Beer Making & Tasting

2017-06-21 17:30:00
Date/Time   Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:30pm
Place   Waltham Sons of Italy   (Directions)
99 Cedar Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Price   $25 - One price for all- including guests & folks bringing beer
Topic Info  

5th Annual Home Brew Tasting & Advanced Brewing Technology

AIChE-Boston Monthly Dinner Meeting  -  Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Please note - Revised Format:
The brewing presentation will be much shorter ~20 minutes, to allow for more time for the tasting and to talk brewing tech with the Micro Brewers, Brew Shop experts and Home Brewers.

(We will also have back up AV equip to assure the program starts on time!)

Brewing Technology Presentation
Back by popular demand - Ronn Friedlander, co-founder of  Aeronaut Brewing in Sommerville, MA - will the discuss :

"The Taming of the Brew" 
In this increasingly hop-focused world of craft beer, yeasts are the unsung heroes of brewing.

Introducing a World of New Flavors
Beyond just converting sugar into alcohol, yeasts are responsible for a large proportion of beer's flavor. By going beyond the boundaries of domesticated brewing yeast, it may be possible to introduce a world of exciting new flavors to beer.

Taming Wild Yeasts
At Aeronaut Labs, they are collecting wild yeast to explore these flavors and develop great new beers. Taming a wild yeast is no simple task, however, and this talk will focus on the rationale and methods of collection and ensuring these yeasts are usable on an industrial scale.

Then it will be time to taste the beer and talk to the home brewers!

Home Brew Tasting - Talk to the brewers while tasting their beer!
Several home brewers will be bringing some of their finest beers for you to taste, as well as provide information about how each brew was made.    There will also be some mead and hard cider.

Attention Home Brewers - If you would like the joy of watching real beer lovers taste your home brew at this event - please send an email to Kevin Kennedy kevinbkennedy1@gmail.com  Please tell Kevin what type of beer(s) and the quantity you have available or will have available by June 21st.

Come for the technology
 – Come for the Beer
Early Registration suggested - 
beer events sell out fast!

Yes - Please invite your frients - this is our biggest event of the year!

5:30 - 6:30 PM   Registration & Networking / cash bar
6:30 - 7:00 PM   Dinner - pizza and salad
7:00 - 7:20 PM   Presentation and Q&A
7:20 - 9:00 PM   Beer tasting - talk to Brewers

Please register by 5 pm, Monday, June 19, 2017

If you pay by Paypal please click on the "Paypal" logo after selecting "pay by paypal" to complete the transaction.

If you have problems registering online, please email "Elizabeth Gugliotti" EGugliotti@irwinengineers.com

Speaker   Ronn Friedlander

Co-founder Aeronaut Brewing.

Ronn studied materials science and medical engineering at the Harvard-MIT division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), and earned his PhD in August 2014. Ronn is broadly interested in bacteria-materials interactions and biofilm development. His research focuses on the use of highly ordered micro- and nano-structured surfaces to influence the growth and physiology of bacterial biofilms.

Ronn got into a string of fermentation related endeavors (kimchi, hard cheeses, bread) and inevitably, beer ended up in the repertoire.  He was fascinated by the many styles of beers and methods of brewing. He found himself getting involved in beer at a time when brewers were really starting to appreciate the microbiology of spontaneously fermented ales and barrel-aged beers. Now, with Aeronaut Brewing Co. as his playground, Ronn is able to experiment with yeast and other microbes in a production brewing environment.

Ronn has a BS in Biomedical Engineering and Ecology from Rutgers University, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge.  Ronn's master's thesis focused on endocrine signaling in the gut relating to type II diabetes.

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