Chemist. After receiving his PhD in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 2004, Dr. Stairs spent a year performing advanced research as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Karlsruhe, Germany on highly complex technical systems with a focus on automating the processes involved in the operation. While in Germany, he gained a newfound respect for locally-produced beer that was fresh and hand crafted. Dr. Stairs is currently responsible for a $1.2M per annum accredited federal quality control laboratory. After ten years of performing state-of-the-art scientific research, Dr. Stairs now brings his chemistry education and quality control experience to brewing. With the vision of creating highly drinkable, well-balanced beer, particular attention is paid to the chemistry of the water, the number one ingredient in beer. This unique capability makes all the difference when producing highly drinkable beer on a consistent basis.
Computer Scientist. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from Villanova University in 2000, Mr. Saul spent 9 years working for Computer Sciences Corporation. In 2009, Mr. Saul began working as a contractor for the FAA. In 2013, he became a federal employee working directly for the FAA where he still works today. During all these years, Mr. Saul worked on developing, testing, and maintaining tools for use by air traffic controllers to make their jobs easier and more efficient. Mr. Saul has been homebrewing since July 2015 and is excited to bring his enthusiasm and experience to GSBco.
With a bachelors degree in chemistry, Carisa serves as the assistant brewer. You will most often see Carisa at the brewery, from working on the beer to managing all the events in the tasting room . There isn't much she doesn't do.
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