Art & Science of Beer 2015
Hosted by Mystic Brewery 
in Chelsea, MA

Friday October 9th


We enjoyed a range of freshly-brewed local craft beer samples and learned about how it’s made from beer artists & scientists. Thanks to Mike from Mystic Brewery for teaching our group about Mystic's retro-artisinal approach to making distinctly regional, naturally beautiful beers using indigenous yeast cultures. & Of course, thanks to all the guests who made this event possible!

Event Guests Enjoyed...

  • 4 x 4 oz Freshly-Brewed Craft Beer Samples of Choice
  • A Small Group Tour of Mystic Brewery's Taproom
  • An Interative Exhibit on the Science of Beer Brewing
  • An Interactive Exhibit on the Art + Design of Craft Beer Labels & Branding
  • Automatic Entry in a Raffle to win a Homebrewing Kit from the Modern Homebrew Emporium 



Ashli Davis

Ashli Davis graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from MIT. Ashli is currently a graduate student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Masachusetts at Lowell. She previously worked as a Process Development Associate at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA where she developed and optimized molecular biology processes used for high-throughput and cutting-edge research. In her free time, Ashli enjoys the art of dance and choreographs and teaches dance workshops in her spare time.

Sam Nicaise

Sam Nicaise is a graduate research assistant at MIT in Electrical Engineering.  His graduate research focuses on nanofabrication of 10-nm lithographic features for the templated self assembly of block copolymers.  He is interested in applications of this combined bottom-up and top-down approach for integrated circuits, solar cells, computing, and biological sensing.  Outside of the laboratory, Sam leads and competes with MIT’s Triathlon Club and is active with the MIT Cycling Club as the race director for the 2015 XPot Race.  His hobbies include cooking for parties, creative ferments, and cheering on University of Kentucky basketball.

Danielle Olson

Danielle Olson is a recent graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science & Engineering. While at MIT, Danielle served as a researcher for the MIT Media Lab, Captain of the MIT Cheerleading Squad, & the first Student Ambassador to the MIT Office of Minority Education. Danielle now works as a Program Manager at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center.

Phil Getzen

Phil Getzen is a Founder and developer for TempoRun, LLC, which produces iOS apps. He has worked as a Campus Representative for Apple at Michigan State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in 2013. He currently works as a Program Manager at Microsoft. Phil has extensive experience in mobile development as well as product design.