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Floris Delée

Brewmaster & Process Engineer

Floris started his career in brewing as an intern at the Alken Maes Breweries in Waarloos, Belgium. During this time, he was also studying to become a Brewmaster and Brewing Engineer in his hometown of Antwerp, Belgium. After completion of his studies, he traveled to the U.S. to visit friends, when he was offered a brewing position at New Belgium Brewing Company. At the time, New Belgium was a very small craft brewery, producing 3,000 hl of beer/year.

At New Belgium, Floris worked his way up from entry level engineer to Technical Director, leading the design and engineering departments. He was instrumental in the success and growth of the brewery. During his 10 years, New Belgium Brewing Company became famous for its innovative designs and sustainable brewing practices.

Floris also worked as a Brewmaster for Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware and as a Brewing Engineer for the Anton Steinecker Maschinenfabrik, GmbH in Freising, Germany. Floris also teaches at Colorado State University's Fermentation Science and Technology Program. He is married to Christine Perich and they live with their children in Fort Collins, Colorado.

 
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Jonathan Carpenter

Senior Artisanal Beverage Consultant

Jon’s career in beer began as a summer brewing intern at Drakes Brewing Co in the early 2000’s while attending UC Davis, studying Brewing Science.  After graduating with a BS in Food Science Technology (Brewing Emphasis) and a BA in Political Science, he went on to work for Anheuser-Busch in their Research Pilot Brewery.  He then moved on to manage brewing process and reliability at another Anheuser-Busch brewery where he remained until 2010, leaving to return to the craft beer side of the industry.

Jon’s next post in the beer world came as the Assistant Brewmaster for Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, overseeing day-to-day operations at the production brewery in Milton as well as recipe development and operations at the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

In 2011, Jon left Dogfish Head to return to his home state of California taking a role as one of the founding partners of, and Brewmaster for, Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.  He oversaw all brewery engineering and design, new product development and operations, staffing, training, and construction/installation. In 2013, Carpenter left his partnership with Golden Road.

Shortly thereafter, Jon signed on with Alchemy and Science Brewing Collaborative as Brewmaster.  Over the next 4 years, he oversaw the 5 companies making up the collective – Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles, Concrete Beach Brewery in Miami, Coney Island Brewery in Brooklyn, Traveler Beer Company, and The Just Beer Project, including contract brewing operations in Cincinnati, OH and Breinigsville, PA.  During that time, he was also able to design and oversee construction of two ground-up brewery builds – a 10bbl pilot brewery in Brooklyn and 20bbl small production brewery in Miami, as well as the expansion and buildout of Angel City Brewery in LA.  In early 2017, Jon left his role as Brewmaster for Alchemy and Science.  He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. To contact Jon please email jon@kathinka-assoc.com.

 
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Lauren Sandell

Kathinka Lab Manager & Kombucha Queen

Lauren is a graduate of Colorado State University, and earned summa cum laude in a B.S. in Fermentation Science and Technology and a minor in Food Safety. During her time at CSU, she was involved as the President of the Food and Fermentation Science Club, served as a Teaching Assistant for a Brewing Processes course, acted as a tutor and mentor for international students, and interned with three different food/beverage companies. She is enthusiastic in fields relating to kombucha, beer and brewing, microbiology, winemaking, food science, and fermentation.

  • TTB Certified Chemist
  • Master Brewers Association of the Americas – Member
  • Institute of Brewing & Distilling – Certificate in Brewing Science, Member

To reach Lauren her directly please email lauren@kathinka-assoc.com.