Nerd Night #1: Hop Chemistry

Nerd Night #1: Hop Chemistry So what should our first Nerd Night be about?  When answering this question our committee of volunteers decided that our first Nerd Night should celebrate the beer brewing scene that has taken El Paso by storm!  In the last three years, the number of breweries in El Paso has quadrupled, with several more on the way. Our first Nerd Night must therefore be: To better understand just what makes El Paso's beer so tasty, we invited distinguished speakers Dr. Stephen Taylor, professor of Brewing Chemistry at NMSU, and Carlos Guzman, head brewer of El Paso Brewing, to demystify the wide world of beer chemistry.  Have no Fear! If the very mention of the word chemistry makes your palms sweat with traumatic memories of formulas and…
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