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Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science
January 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the first Sunday of every month, join the Central Colorado Humanists in the SteamPlant Ballroom for Sunday Science.
About the Event
Come join us as we feature our own CCH members and friends in a variety of science-oriented talks and discussions. We cover topics in all areas of science, hard and soft, from psychology to climate change, plant ecology to NASA space missions. It is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow Humanists, make new friends, and learn about new ideas. All are welcome!
Sunday Science meets on the first Sunday of the month, from 10am to noon.
For the Love of Beer: A look inside the process of brewing
Christian Koch, the Director of Brewing Operations at Elevation Beer Company, will present ‘For the Love of Beer: A look inside the process of brewing’ at January’s CCH Sunday Science meeting.
Summary: Any grain containing certain sugars can undergo fermentation due to wild yeasts in the air, and ancient pottery jars reveal that beer was produced as far back as 7,000 years ago. Modern instrumentation and quality control techniques have allowed the brewing process to be better controlled, and the number of ingredients and pure yeast cultures now available allow for tremendous variety in taste. Christian will give a general brewing process overview, touching on some of the science of barley malting, the mashing process, yeast and fermentation, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control in the brewery.
Speaker Bio: Christian Koch is the Co-Founder and Director of Brewing Operations at Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA in 2004 with a degree in Psychology and relocated to Denver upon graduation. He began home-brewing in 2007 and his passion for brewing quickly grew. He gained his first professional experience at Tommyknocker Brewery in 2009 and relocated to Salida in 2012 to help form Elevation Beer Company.