Nerd Nite SF has curated the most perfect of topics for their monthly brainiac lectures: Beer.
Nerd Nite SF has curated the most perfect of topics for their monthly brainiac, TED-like lectures: Beer. GigaYeast, Inc. founder Jim Withee, who has a Ph.D in yeast genetics and has worked on the first DNA sequencing of brewer's yeast, will speak on the 5,000 year history of fermentation and alcohol and its influence on several aspects of our culture. Withee is also joined by Brian Hermannsson, owner and head brewer of Pacific Brewing Laboratory, and a panel of suds experts, to present you with a sampling of three different beers that have been altered only by their yeast content, of which you'll get to decide which goes into full production this fall. The evening concludes with Rich Ridlen, senior games user researcher at Game Lab, EA's usability department, and a look into video game user research. Video games and beer... sounds like a night out.