July 23, 2012 - Monday
The Future of Beer
It is widely believed that people have been drinking beer for at least 12,000 years. Some ancient cultures are said to have used beer as a staple in their diets, using the magic elixir in place of bread.
Here in Colorado, we are at the forefront of the most recent beer renaissance, with our craft breweries making some of the finest ales in the world. We are also privy to the newest types of beer, technologically advanced brewing methods, and a robust brew-pub culture that impacts all walks of life.
Join us for a rousing discussion on the future of beer. Our speakers are the pioneers of the new beer renaissance in Colorado, and they will be bringing samples for the audience to enjoy.
Cost: Free (suggested donation: $10)
EVENT: DaVinci Labs
DATE: July 23, 2012 - Monday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free
TOPIC: The Future of Beer
SPEAKERS: Marty Jones, Paul Nashak, Brian Baker
SPEAKER: Marty Jones
Chief promoter, media tickler and mojo developer for Wynkoop Brewing Company
Since late 2009, Marty Jones has helped Denver's Wynkoop Brewery reclaim its pioneering status in the Colorado beer market. Prior to joining Wynkoop, Jones was one of the founders of Oskar Blues Brewery’s micro canning effort; his promotional efforts helped transform the little-known brewpub into one of the most recognized and fastest-growing craft brewers in the United States. A working musician, Jones considers craft brewing a life-enriching cause as powerful as music, democracy and the Golden Rule. Jones lives in downtown Denver with his dream wife, Lisa.
SPEAKER: Paul Nashak
Managing Partner, Mountain Sun Companies
Upon graduating from Georgetown University in 1995, Paul worked briefly in politics before moving to Boulder, CO. He was first hired as a cook at the Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery, and became the manager of the Southern Sun Pub and Brewery in 2002. Since 2008, Paul has been a managing partner of the Mountain Sun companies and opened the Vine Street Pub for the company in Denver.
HOST: Brian Baker
Principal, The First User
Brian Baker created one of the very first web sites in the early 1990’s, and spent the next 10 years working in software, building several of the most visited websites, Fortune 100 enterprise systems, and management software tools. He is responsible for several online technologies we use every day, including how we read our news and how we view online video content. Mr. Baker moved to hardware design in 2003, finding great success with his own consumer electronics startup, selling product at national retail and earning awards and media attention around the world (company sold to a private equity group in 2008).
For the past 3 years Mr. Baker has helped Fortune 500 clients and startups with product discovery/design, marketing, and the manufacturing of consumer electronics and textile products. Mr. Baker has won several awards for user-centric approach to interactive and physical product design; including Forbes 'Best of the Web,' Yahoo's yearly 'User Experience' award, and the DaVinci Institute's own 'Inventor of the Year Award.' Mr. Baker sits on the board of three companies, and loves motorcycling in the Rocky Mountains.
Find him at http://www.thefirstuser.com.